Mapping Collective Information Practices in the Workplace

  • Andrew Whitworth
  • Maria-Carme Torras i Calvo
  • Bodil Moss
  • Nazareth Amlesom Kifle
  • Terje Blåsternes
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 552)

Abstract

The collective management of informational resources, or the “information landscape”, within two workplace settings is investigated through a methodology based on facilitated concept mapping sessions using a non-digital tool. Mapping raises information literacy practice – the ongoing, critical judgments about information, made within these communities – into the conscious awareness of both the research team and the participants. The maps therefore both provoke and record the intersubjective agreements that are continuously being made in these communities, and which constitute the information landscape.

Keywords

Information literacy Mapping Workplace Practice Information landscape 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Thanks are due to all our project participants for giving generously of their time and insight throughout the project, and to Nasjonalbiblioteket (the Norwegian National Library) for project funding.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Whitworth
    • 1
  • Maria-Carme Torras i Calvo
    • 2
  • Bodil Moss
    • 3
  • Nazareth Amlesom Kifle
    • 3
  • Terje Blåsternes
    • 4
  1. 1.SEEDUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.BiblioteketUniversitetet i BergenBergenNorway
  3. 3.BiblioteketHøgskolen i BergenBergenNorway
  4. 4.BiblioteketUniversitetet i StavangerStavangerNorway

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