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The Role of an Editor

I found it an interesting experience when Taylor & Francis asked me for a blog posting about the role of an editor. Even though I have been editing academic journals (Health Information and Libraries Journal (1998 – 2004) and New Review of Academic Librarianship (2004 to date) for a while I had never reflected on […]






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WauSearch, the latest Internet browser

WauSearch is a new Internet browser developed by Manuel Blázquez Ochando, who is a Professor in the Faculty of Documentation Sciences at Complutense University (Madrid, Spain). WauSearch aims at testing new information management methods as well as the ordering of results. It is the refinement tools and the simplicity of its design that contribute to […]






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Cyberchondria

The importance of this paper arises in light of the increasing frequency for consumers to approach online sources about symptoms of illness, a process that has previously been described as ‘Cyberchondria’. Critics are increasingly questioning the quality of interactive health information in ‘The Age of Risk’. Research in this field is often concerned with a […]






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Factors affecting information privacy in Abu Dhabi Public Sector

My research area is in the factors effecting information privacy in Abu Dhabi Public Sector . The key aim of the my research is to explore and identify the main issues of information privacy and the main factors that drive employees behaviour towards information privacy . The methodology covered in the data collection process were […]






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Digitisation, libraries and orphan works

“A work or a phonogram shall be considered an orphan work if none of the rightholders in that work or phonogram is identified or, even if one or more of them is identified, none is located despite a diligent search for the rightholder”. This is the definition included in the Directive 2012/28/EU of the European […]






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South-South knowledge intermediation: approaches to triangular cooperation in knowledge for development

Abstract This multi-disciplinary study explores a field of enquiry at the boundaries of information science and development studies. It is concerned with the facilitation of knowledge processes – processes of knowledge exchange and co-creation – in the international development sector. Additionally, this study considers the importance of human relationships and social networks (and power), and […]






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The Impact of Culture on Information Behaviour: A case study of the Polio Eradication Campaigns in Nigeria

The AIM: To investigate the impact of cultural orientation on information behaviour of selected categories of people within some chosen states in Nigeria by focusing on polio eradication campaign in Nigeria. OBJECTIVES: The objectives to be adopted in achieving the aim of this study are as follows: To identify the relationship if any, between particular […]






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The PhD journey continues

This, my second blog, is timed to coincide with some good news – I got through my first year viva! Thank you all for your support and encouragement – it did make a huge difference. In my last entry, I stated how much of a struggle it had been to crystallise the focus of my […]






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Loughborough University partners with IDS on £2million project in Sub-Saharan Africa

The African Universities’ Research Approaches programme (AURA), funded by UK Aid and led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in partnership with the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) and Dr Mark Hepworth at the Centre for Information Management (CIM), Loughborough University, will work with up to nine universities in Sub-Saharan Africa […]






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Multitasking Information Behavior, Information Task Switching and Anxiety: An Exploratory Study

People engage very often in multitasking behaviours because of the complexity of everyday life and work environments. As life becomes more complex, people engage in multiple actions with multiple roles (Bühneret al., 2006). Multitasking is a frequent human behaviour especially in environments, which are combined by multiple and complex information systems (Pesante et al.2001; Rubinstein […]






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