VOL. 9, NO. 4; JULY
Table of Content

Articles

Developing internet research assignments: building a framework for teacher collaboration

Francisco H. Rodrigues 


Abstract:

Internet knowledge grows steadily among academic instructors. As courses incorporate more educational technology, traditional undergraduate research assignments are adapting to reflect the changing information and information access world. New library assignments also reflect this shift, with term papers and research projects asking students to use websites as information resource in addition to standard periodicals and monographs literature. But these new course assignments often repeat the many pitfalls the library profession has learned in its own metamorphosis over the past decade.

Theory of the reference group with implications for data studies

Arkhip Golovanov


Abstract:

This article explores the role and implications of reference group theory in relation to the field of library and information science. Reference group theory is based upon the principle that people take the standards of significant others as a basis for making self-appraisals, comparisons, and choices regarding need and use of information. Research that applies concepts of reference group theory to various sectors of library and information studies can provide data useful in enhancing areas such as information-seeking research, special populations, and uses of information. Implications are promising that knowledge gained from like research can be beneficial in helping information professionals better understand the role theory plays in examining ways in which people manage their information and social worlds.

In public books and school media centers imposed information seeking: a common behavior

Stella Zakharova


Abstract:

The imposed query model provides a new way of thinking about whom the user is in information proving organizations and environments. It does this by making a distinction between questions that are self-generated (internally motivated by personal context) and those that are imposed (thought up by one person then given to someone else to resolve). While the imposed query model represents familiar behaviour, it is a dimension of information seeking that has only recently been explicitly addressed and isolated for study. This article summarizes research on the imposed query in two different information providing contexts: the elementary school and the adult reference desk at the public library. Results reveal whom the imposers and agent users are in these environments and provide an assessment of how common imposed queries are in these contexts.

Relevance location: Exploring individual relevance assessments in context

March Pokrovskaya 


Abstract:

This paper discusses some of the challenges encountered whilst researching and writing a thesis that explores individual understandings of “relevance” and “topic.” It is based upon a discussion paper and presentation prepared as part of the Doctoral Workshop held during the ISIC 2000 Conference in Borås, Sweden. The focus of this paper is the doing of qualitative research. To provide a framework for this discussion, the key assumptions that have shaped the author’s thesis are presented in the first section of this paper. The paper then focuses on some of the dilemmas of qualitative research encountered during the research and writing of this thesis, giving particular attention to the notion of “context” and the writing of qualitative research. Forthcoming results from the thesis are mentioned in the closing section. A Thesis Summary is also provided at the end of this paper.

Developing internet research assignments: building a framework for teacher collaboration

Rodion Biryukov 


Abstract:

Internet knowledge grows steadily among academic instructors. As courses incorporate more educational technology, traditional undergraduate research assignments are adapting to reflect the changing information and information access world. New library assignments also reflect this shift, with term papers and research projects asking students to use websites as information resource in addition to standard periodicals and monographs literature. But these new course assignments often repeat the many pitfalls the library profession has learned in its own metamorphosis over the past decade.

Comprehensive Overview of the Current Methods Used in Contraception and its Related Studies

Amal Akour , Khaled Hamed Allah 


Abstract:

A contraindication is included in a medical treatment, it is a prescription that should be avoided for example by performing a different medical procedure or administering one or more medications or medicines or if combined with another medications, which increases the risk of deteriorating the patient’s own symptoms or conditions of death. It is also part of the drug prospectus which contains the therapeutic indications. Indication is the opposite of the contraindication. An absolute contraindication is a condition in which the use of a joint treatment is categorically prohibited. This paper discusses the current methods used in contraception and its Related Studies.