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An investigation of the Information Needs of Local Historians

Hasan, L and Wade, Steve (2012) An investigation of the Information Needs of Local Historians. In: Proceedings of UKAIS 2012. AIS, Oxford, UK.

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    this paper reports the results of a questionnaire distributed as the first phase of a research project intended to assess the information needs of historians working with original and/or digitised primary resources. We have been particularly interested in the work of “local” historians working with archives of local newspapers and with image collections that are in the process of being digitised. The primary aim at this stage was to discover whether these historians have a preference between original or digitised resources and to understand the reasons behind any preferences. In the longer term we aim to apply what we have learned to the development of a model of information seeking behaviour that can be used to guide the design of information retrieval applications supporting local historical research.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
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    School of Computing and Engineering > High-Performance Intelligent Computing > Information and Systems Engineering Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Pedagogical Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Serious Games Research Group
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    Depositing User: Stephen Wade
    Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 12:34
    Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 12:34


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