Relevance assessment as an everyday experience

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Show simple item record Anderson, Theresa en_US
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dc.contributor.editor Andrew Grove en_US 2009-08-20T14:12:59Z 2009-08-20T14:12:59Z 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 2005003011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Anderson Theresa 2005, 'Relevance assessment as an everyday experience', American Society for Information Science and Technology, USA, pp. 1-3. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0-87715-536-4 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite the growing appreciation of the dynamism of the concept of relevance, there is still a tendency to relegate it to the domain of information retrieval. In doing so, we dilute its potency as a human practice and lose out on the rich connections that are afforded by seeing relevance assessment as a critical element of human communication beyond those that are mediated by information retrieval systems. The poster presents analysis of observations of relevance judgments collected in a longitudinal ethnographic study. The table presented in the short paper will be expanded in the poster version of the paper to illustrate the variability and richness of the ways that informants used representations of information resources to make relevance judgments. This analysis suggests that relevance judgments are drivers of search and research processes. There is much talk about the need to more fully integrate research in the areas of information retrieval and information seeking behaviour. This poster suggests that, as a human practice at the heart of communication and information behaviour, relevance assessments offer one bridge for this integration. en_US
dc.publisher American Society for Information Science and Technology en_US
dc.title Relevance assessment as an everyday experience en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
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dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 3 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference.location en_US
dc.for 160800 en_US
dc.personcode 970554 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology en_US 20051028 en_US
dc.location.activity Charlotte, NC, USA en_US
dc.staffid 970554 en_US

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