Information Work in Information Science Research and Practice

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

Proceedings of the 2016 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Oct 14-18, Copenhagen, ASIS&T, Silver Spring, MD (2016)

Keywords:

concepts, Information, information work, work

Abstract:

Information science and technology researchers and practitioners discuss information activities a broad range of terms. A concept that often appears in colloquial discussions of information activities but that has received less systematic attention is that of information work. This panel gathers a group of information science researchers who have explicitly used the notion of information work in their research to discuss how the concept can inform information science and technology research, and practice.

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