Annotation as Process: A Vital Information Seeking Activity in Historical Geographic Research

Ruvane, Mary B. Annotation as Process: A Vital Information Seeking Activity in Historical Geographic Research., 2005 . In 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), Charlotte (US), 28 October - 2 November 2005. [Conference paper]


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This paper describes the role annotations played in evolving and growing the value of a research database in the framework of an historical geographer's information seeking process. The database was designed as a "note-taking" tool for gathering historical evidence from primary source documents. The individual facts collected at first provided little utility to the researcher, indicative of Buckland's (1991) information-as-thing. As the process of collecting data began to amass a large body of material the geographer's information needs grew as new connections were made between the accumulating annotations.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: annotations ; information seeking ; researchers
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
Depositing user: Norm Medeiros
Date deposited: 10 Mar 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02


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