I In nt te er ra ac ct ti iv ve e I In nf fo or rm ma at ti io on n R Re et tr ri ie ev va al l: : C Co on nt te ex xt t a an nd d B Ba as si ic c N No ot ti io on ns s Abstract This paper provides an introduction to interactive information retrieval-the study of human interaction with information retrieval systems. Interactive information retrieval may be… (More)
Web sites often provide the first impression of an organization. For many organizations, web sites are crucial to ensure sales or to procure services within. When a person opens a web site, the first impression is probably made in a few seconds, and the user will either stay or move on to the next site on the basis of many factors. One of the factors that… (More)
What elicitations or requests for information do search intermediaries make of users with information requests during an information retrieval (IR) interaction-including prior to and during an IR interaction-and for what purpose? These issues were investigated during a study of elicitations during 40 mediated IR interactions. A total of 1557 search… (More)
Consumer health information has proliferated on the Web. However, because virtually anyone can publish this type of information on theWeb, consumers cannot always rely on traditional credibility cues such as reputation of a journal. Instead, they must rely on a variety of cues, including visual presentation, to determine the veracity of information. This… (More)
What elicitation or requests for information do search intermediaries and users with information requests make before and during an information retrieval (IR) interaction-and for what purposes? These issues were investigated in two studies of elicitation during 40 mediated JR interactions-includhtg one study of the user elicitation puqmes and another of the… (More)
Scholarly book reviewing in the social sciences and humanities: The flow of ideas within and among disciplines (Contributions in librarianship and information science).
AbstrAct Web site design that does not conform to emerging accessibility standards and legislation will be increasingly under attack. In order to facilitate Web-based computer mediated communication to the disabled, extensive guidelines and laws are now in place to guide designers of content, development tools and devices and software used by those with… (More)