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In 2005, Stephen Abram, vice president of Innovation at SirsiDynix, challenged library and information science (LIS) professionals to start becoming " librarian 2.0. " In the last few years, discussion and debate about the " core competencies " needed by librarian 2.0 have appeared in the " biblioblogosphere " (blogs written by LIS professionals). However,(More)
Exploring information use within everyday or community contexts is a recent area of interest for information literacy research endeavors. Within this domain, health information literacy (HIL) has emerged as a focus of interest due to identified synergies between information use and health status. However, while HIL has been acknowledged as a core ingredient(More)
This paper will present a research project that explores the psychological factors that prevent people within community from integrating information and communication technology (ICT) into their lives. The research will use Bandura's social cognitive theory to examine the psychology of the digital divide. Participants in the study are members of the(More)
In 2006 Stephen Abram stated that we must " become librarian 2.0 now ". But what is librarian 2.0? This paper will present the results of a project that identified the skills, knowledge and attributes required by the successful librarian in the web 2.0 world (and beyond !). Eighty-one Australian librarians participated in a series of 14 focus groups.
(2013) Towards tacit knowledge sharing over social web tools. Notice: Changes introduced as a result of publishing processes such as copy-editing and formatting may not be reflected in this document. For a definitive version of this work, please refer to the published source: Author Details (please list these in the order they should appear in the published(More)
Information literacy research is reviewed by considering its role in three sectors: higher education, the workplace, and the community. A description is given of how research is being undertaken in these three areas within QUT's Centre for Information Technology Innovation (CITI). For each of the research projects described, an overview is provided of the(More)
Evidence-based practice is founded on the premise that professional 'practice should be based on up-to-date, valid and reliable research' (Brice & Hill 2004, p. 13). Evidence-based practice is increasingly being recognized as an important issue in a range of professional contexts, including education (Trinder & Reynolds 2000), occupational therapy (Dysart &(More)
The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is committed to ensuring that its students are not only discipline savvy but also skilled in generic capabilities. To facilitate the development of generic capabilities within its educational programs QUT has supported a project, which involved the creation of a web based tool known as the Student Capability(More)
This paper discusses users' query reformulation behaviour while searching information on the Web. Query reformulations have emerged as an important component of Web search behaviour and human-computer interaction (HCI) because a user's success of information retrieval (IR) depends on how he or she formulates queries. There are various factors, such as(More)