Hunting and Gathering on the Information Savanna

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In this book, the authors offer three different arenas of nontrivial information seeking for our consideration: "Submarine Chasing" explores the thoughts of a highly decorated Cold War submarine hunter. "Bounty Hunting" involves a long and convoluted search for a reported bond skipper. "Engineering Design" presents a content analysis of the few works in epistemological foundations of engineering design activity. These stories, told at great length and in considerable detail, are framed within a foundational model that links the simple act of document seeking to the broader issue of making one's way through life in the physical world. In each case, the authors ramble, mull, and stumble upon ideas without the least prior constraint, developing some threads quite fully and leaving others to tease us, but never ever throwing us to the lions.

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Creation Date: 2003
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UNT College of Information
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Creator (Author):
O'Connor, Brian Clark

University of North Texas

Creator (Author):
Copeland, Jud H., 1943-

Louisiana State University at Eunice

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Kearns, Jodi L.

Kent State University

Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Scarecrow Press
Place of Publication: [Lanham, Maryland]
Date(s):
  • Creation: 2003
Description:

In this book, the authors offer three different arenas of nontrivial information seeking for our consideration: "Submarine Chasing" explores the thoughts of a highly decorated Cold War submarine hunter. "Bounty Hunting" involves a long and convoluted search for a reported bond skipper. "Engineering Design" presents a content analysis of the few works in epistemological foundations of engineering design activity. These stories, told at great length and in considerable detail, are framed within a foundational model that links the simple act of document seeking to the broader issue of making one's way through life in the physical world. In each case, the authors ramble, mull, and stumble upon ideas without the least prior constraint, developing some threads quite fully and leaving others to tease us, but never ever throwing us to the lions.

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178 p.

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Keyword(s): information science | information retrieval | storage | searching behavior | information organization
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UNT College of Information
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ISBN: 0-8108-4760-4
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc83323
Resource Type: Book
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