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Information Science and Knowledge Management

Web Work

Information Seeking and Knowledge Work on the World Wide Web

Authors: Chun Wei Choo, Detlor, B., Turnbull, D.

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This book brings together three great motifs of the network society: the seeking and using of information by individuals and groups; the creation and application of knowledge in organizations; and the fundamental transformation of these activities as they are enacted on the Internet and the World Wide Web. Of the three, the study of how individuals and groups seek information probably has the longest history, beginning with the early "information needs and uses" studies soon after the Second World War. The study of organizations as knowledge-based social systems is much more recent, and really gained momentum only within the last decade or so. The study of the World Wide Web as information and communication media is younger still, but has generated tremendous excitement, partly because it has the potential to reconfigure the ways in which people seek information and use knowledge, and partly because it offers new methods of analyzing and measuring how in fact such information and knowledge work gets done. As research endeavors, these streams overlap and share conceptual constructs, perspectives, and methods of analysis. Although these overlaps and shared concerns are sometimes apparent in the published research, there have been few attempts to connect these ideas explicitly and identify cross-disciplinary themes. This book is an attempt to fill this void. The three authors of this book possess contrasting backgrounds and thus adopt complementary vantage points to observe information seeking and knowledge work.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Information Seeking

    Choo, Chun Wei (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • The Structure and Dynamics of Organizational Knowledge

    Choo, Chun Wei (et al.)

    Pages 29-67

  • The Intranet as Infrastructure for Knowledge Work

    Choo, Chun Wei (et al.)

    Pages 71-100

  • Designing Intranets to Support Knowledge Work

    Choo, Chun Wei (et al.)

    Pages 101-130

  • Models of Information Seeking on the World Wide Web

    Choo, Chun Wei (et al.)

    Pages 133-158

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eBook $119.00
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Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-5520-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Web Work
Book Subtitle
Information Seeking and Knowledge Work on the World Wide Web
Authors
Series Title
Information Science and Knowledge Management
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9405-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9405-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6460-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5520-0
Series ISSN
1568-1300
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 219
Topics