Making meaning: a focus for information interactions research

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Abstract

In this perspectives paper, I discuss meaning-making as an information seeking and interaction enterprise. I present meaning-making as a vital human reaction to significant life changes and present indicative evidence of how people go about gathering information for making meaning within their lives. I discuss some of the various forms of information that can be used for meaning-making, why it is an information seeking task that is different to those we are used to in information seeking research, and motivate meaning-making as a new focus for information seeking and information interactions research.

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval 2019
Abbreviated titleCHIIR 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period10/03/1914/03/19

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Keywords

  • information seeking
  • information use
  • meaning-making

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Ruthven, I. (2019). Making meaning: a focus for information interactions research. Paper presented at ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Ruthven, Ian. / Making meaning : a focus for information interactions research. Paper presented at ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom.10 p.
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Ruthven, I 2019, 'Making meaning: a focus for information interactions research' Paper presented at ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 10/03/19 - 14/03/19, .

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2019. Paper presented at ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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