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1Madden, A.D. ; Webber, S. ; Ford, N. ; Crowder, M.: ¬The relationship between students' subject preferences and their information behaviour.
In: Journal of documentation. 74(2018) no.4, S.692-721.
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between preferred choice of school subject and student information behaviour (IB). Design/methodology/approach Mixed methods were employed. In all, 152 students, teachers and librarians participated in interviews or focus groups. In total, 1,375 students, key stage 3 (11-14 years) to postgraduate, responded to a questionnaire. The research population was drawn from eight schools, two further education colleges and three universities. Insights from the literature review and the qualitative research phase led to a hypothesis which was investigated using the questionnaire: that students studying hard subjects are less likely to engage in deep IB than students studying soft subjects. Findings Results support the hypothesis that preferences for subjects at school affect choice of university degree. The hypothesis that a preference for hard or soft subjects affects IB is supported by results of an analysis in which like or dislike of maths/ICT is correlated with responses to the survey. Interviewees' comments led to the proposal that academic subjects can be classified according to whether a subject helps students to acquire a "tool of the Mind" or to apply such a tool. A model suggesting how IB may differ depending on whether intellectual tools are being acquired or applied is proposed. Practical implications The "inner logic" of certain subjects and their pedagogies appears closely linked to IB. This should be considered when developing teaching programmes. Originality/value The findings offer a new perspective on subject classification and its association with IB, and a new model of the association between IB and tool acquisition or application is proposed, incorporating the perspectives of both teacher and student.
Inhalt: Vgl.: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/JD-07-2017-0097.
2Boon, S. ; Johnston, B. ; Webber, S.: ¬A phenomenographic study of English faculty's conceptions of information literacy.
In: Journal of documentation. 63(2007) no.2, S.204-228.
Abstract: Purpose - The purpose of this research is to identify UK English academics' conceptions of information literacy and compare those conceptions with current information literacy standards and frameworks. Design/methodology/approach - Three year AHRB-funded study involving 80 academics interviewed throughout the UK and using the phenomenographic research method to discover variation in experience leading towards identification of qualitatively different conceptions of information literacy. Conceptions are then reviewed in light of previous research and current librarian-generated frameworks and standards. Findings - The findings identify UK English academics' conceptions of information literacy and show them to be both similar to and significantly different from conceptions described in previous research and librarian-generated frameworks and standards. Research limitations/implications - The research focuses on creating a conceptual snapshot-in-time for the 20 English academics taking part. The research implies that disciplinary differences in conception of information literacy are significant and suggests further research to assess disciplinary conceptual differences. Practical implications - Librarians working with English faculty on information literacy need to be aware of differences in conception between themselves and academics to work effectively. The paper also highlights the significance of information literacy in English faculty's teaching and research practices and this relevance suggests that information literacy should be integrated into course and curriculum design. Originality/value - The paper fills a major gap in literature on information literacy by focussing on conceptions of lecturers, thereby counterbalancing the abundance of work produced by librarians. The paper illustrates the complexity of English academics' conceptions of information literacy and informs academics' use and understanding of information literacy.
3Webber, S.: Information und Preis : immer noch keine Lösung?.
In: Information Research & Content Management: Orientierung, Ordnung und Organisation im Wissensmarkt; 23. DGI-Online-Tagung der DGI und 53. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Informationswissenschaft und Informationspraxis e.V. DGI, Frankfurt am Main, 8.-10.5.2001. Proceedings. Hrsg.: R. Schmidt. Frankfurt am Main : DGI, 2001. S.110.
(Tagungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Informationswissenschaft und Informationspraxis; 4)
Abstract: Seit Jahren haben Hosts und Datenbankhersteller mit dem Problem gekämpft: Wie sollen und können sie für elektronische Informationen Preise festsetzen? Es sind viele verschiedene Lösungen probiert worden. Diese >Lösungen< sind oft für die Kunden verwirrend und für die Anbieter auch nicht erfolgreich. Manchmal hat eine Preisänderung die Kunden sogar empört (Beispiel: Dialog Corporation in 1998). Die Autorin wird zuerst einen kurzen Überblick der Geschichte von Online und dessen Preis geben. Sie wird wichtige Einflüsse auf die heutigen Trends nennen (z. B. gute, kostenlose Informationen aus dem Internet; veränderte Erwartungen der Kunden; veränderte Beziehungen zwischen Kunden und Anbietern; neue Möglichkeiten für Marketing durch das Internet) und mögliche Entwicklungen für alte unde neue Informationsanbieter vorstellen
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4Webber, S.: Search engines and news services : developments on the Internet.
In: Business information review. 15(1998) no.4, S.229-237.
Abstract: Focuses on some issues relating to Internet search engines, (such as Alta Vista, HotBot and Yahoo!) and their use in news information Web sites on the Internet, some of the ways in which search engine providers are trying to improve searching performance and some of the choices facing information providers. Reviews ways in which search engine providers are responding to the challenge of improving searching, including: adding a selective, browsable database as an alternative; including only home pages (producing fewer hits) and browsability; adding company information; adjusting the weightings on their relevance rankings; building up searches; and allowing Boolean logic and field searching. Also examines the options facing providers of news information on the Internet, particularly primary sources such as newspapers, news agencies and television companies. Discusses issues such as: whether or not to charge; the types of hyperlinks to provide; whether or not to partner and become a portal; the desirability of electronic mail alert; and the acceptability of news aggregation
5Webber, S.A.E.: Criteria for comparing news databases.
In: Online information 92. Proc. of the 16th Int. Online Information Meeting, London, 8-10.12.1992. Ed. by David I. Raitt. Oxford : Learned Information Ltd., 1992. S.537-546.
Abstract: There is an increasing number of initiatives from online user groups around the world aimed at identifying criteria which can be used to evaluate online databases. Hosts and database producers are becoming more aware of the importance of quality matters. Identifies questions which are particularly important for the evaluation of online news databases covering company information
6Webber, S.A.E.: Priced business information services from the public sector : will they succeed?.
In: IFLA journal. 16(1990) no.2, S.220-230.
Abstract: Looks at the position of priced information services within publicly funded libraries and information units, with particular emphasis on the UK. Priced information services are defined as services which involve an information officer or librarian searching in printed, on-line or other sources to answer a specific enquiry, and requiring a fee for that search (which may or may not cover costs). After examining the current position and trends, looks at the growth of private sector information services and debates their likely impact on the overall availability of information to the public.