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  • Main Title Hunting and Gathering on the Information Savanna


  • Author: O'Connor, Brian Clark
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Copeland, Jud H., 1943-
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Louisiana State University at Eunice
  • Contributor: Kearns, Jodi L.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Kent State University


  • Name: Scarecrow Press
    Place of Publication: [Lanham, Maryland]


  • Creation: 2003


  • English


  • Content 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.
  • Physical Description: 178 p.


  • Keyword: information science
  • Keyword: information retrieval
  • Keyword: storage
  • Keyword: searching behavior
  • Keyword: information organization


  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW


  • Name: UNT College of Information
    Code: UNTCOI


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Book


  • Text


  • ISBN: 0-8108-4760-4
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc83323


  • Academic Department: Library and Information Science


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