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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 […]


Two PhD students at the SBE recognised in Sydney for Best Poster and Best PhD Paper and Presentation

At the recent International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning (ICICKM 2014) in Sydney, two current SBE doctoral students from the Centre for Information Management were awarded prizes for their excellent work on knowledge management. This is the link: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/news/articles/2014/ghosia-ahmed-and-sylvester-baguma-win-awards.html    

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International Data and Information Management Conference 2014

The  inaugural International Data and Information Management Conference (IDIMC) took place on 17th September 2014 by the Centre for Information Management at Loughborough University, in collaboration with the British Computer Society Data Management Specialist Group.   The conference brought together researchers, managers and policy makers from academia, industry, government, commerce and the third sector. The overarching […]

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A new model for Multitasking Information Behaviour on Web and its contribution

Information behaviour has been an important research area for many years in the field of information science. Multitasking information behaviour can be defined as the, “library search and use behaviours, or database or Web search sessions on multiple information tasks” (Spink, 2004, p. 336). Web seeking has been identified as multitasking information behaviour, which includes […]

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A new integrated model for multitasking during web searching

Multitasking information behaviour has been identified as an essential component for information behaviour process in IR environments and involves the information seeking process (Spink, Cole, and Waller, 2008). Information retrieval has also been explored because through that people are able to represent, store, seek, find, and filter new information. There are five main personal dimensions, […]

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