Helen Partridge

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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, beyond(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)
Success of query reformulation and relevant information retrieval depends on many factors, such as users' prior knowledge, age, gender, and cognitive styles. One of the important factors that affect a user's query reformulation behaviour is that of the nature of the search tasks. Limited studies have examined the impact of the search task types on query(More)
Healthcare professionals' use of social media platforms, such as blogs, wikis, and social networking web sites has grown considerably in recent years. However, few studies have explored the perspectives and experiences of physicians in adopting social media in healthcare. This article aims to identify the potential benefits and challenges of adopting social(More)
(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)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider how library education can best incorporate the profession’s emerging interest in evidence-based practice (EBP) whilst ensuring that the educational experience is meaningful to the contemporary library student. Design/methodology/appraoch – A learning and teaching model developed by the Queensland University(More)
Task You recently heard about the Bermuda Triangle mystery, and you are curious and want to know more about it. So you want to search any relevant information (articles, images and videos) about it and what effect it has on the travellers in the region. Table 1: Search Tasks This is a preprint of an article accepted for publication in Journal of the(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)
As more and more information is available on the Web finding quality and reliable information is becoming harder. To help solve this problem, Web search models need to incorporate users' cognitive styles. This paper reports the preliminary results from a user study exploring the relationships between Web users' searching behavior and their cognitive style.(More)
The emerging growth of Web 2.0 has been observed by users in the workplace, and has therefore encouraged organisations to introduce Web 2.0 technologies in their businesses. Although its adoption is beneficial, it could meets with employees resistance due to some organisational factors. The successful implementation of Enterprise Web 2.0 is based on(More)