• Chirag Shah
Part of the The Information Retrieval Series book series (INRE, volume 34)


Collaboration, a commonly known and understood concept in many domains, is discussed in this chapter to shed some light on its different aspects and how they correspond to information seeking in collaboration. In particular, this chapter will present several definitions and models, as well as principles, process, and limitations of collaboration that are derived from various fields. Finally, the reader will be introduced to the concept of collaboration in the context of information seeking, along with several examples.


Common Goal Collaborative Project Collaborative Process Effective Collaboration Successful Collaboration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chirag Shah
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  1. 1.School of Communication & InformationThe State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA

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