Hunting and Gathering on the Information Savanna: Conversations on Modeling Human Search Abilities

Hunting and Gathering on the Information Savanna: Conversations on Modeling Human Search Abilities

By: Brian C. O'Connor (author), Jud H. Copeland (author), Jodi L. Kearns (contributor)Paperback

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Serves as the focal concept in a search for a truly functional document access system, enabling us to stand back from the present, to look into the shadows of our current designs, marvel at the breadth of human search capabilities, recognize frailties in both humans and systems, and ask new questions as we grapple with navigating our information environment.

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Brian O'Connor is a Professor at the School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas. Jud Copeland is director and associate librarian of the Arnold LeDoux Library at Louisiana State University at Eunice. Jodi Keans earned her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Science from the University of North Texas in 2001.


Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 List of Tables Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Chapter 1 Conversations on Hunting, Gathering, and Information Chapter 5 Chapter 2 Seeking a Human Orientation toward Problem Solving Chapter 6 Chapter 3 "It's Wise to Study the Ways of One's Adversary": Submarine Chasing Chapter 7 Chapter 4 Fifty-Two Stories to an Arrest: Bounty Hunting Chapter 8 Chapter 5 Frameworks for an Emerging Image of Engineering Design Chapter 9 Chapter 6 Foraging for Relevance Chapter 10 Chapter 7 Prologue to Dialectic Chapter 11 Notes Chapter 12 References Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 About the Authors

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/10/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780810847606
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780810847606
  • weight: 258
  • ISBN10: 0810847604

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