Serendipity and information seeking: an empirical study

  title={Serendipity and information seeking: an empirical study},
  author={Allen Foster and Nigel Ford},
  journal={Journal of Documentation},
“Serendipity” has both a classical origin in literature and a more modern manifestation where it is found in the descriptions of the problem-solving and knowledge acquisition of humanities and science scholars. Studies of information retrieval and information seeking have also discussed the utility of the notion of serendipity. Some have implied that it may be stimulated, or that certain people may “encounter” serendipitous information more than others. All to some extent accept the classical… CONTINUE READING
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