• Corpus ID: 18417196

The Mythology of Information Overload

  title={The Mythology of Information Overload},
  author={Tonyia J. Tidline},
  journal={Libr. Trends},
LIBRARY SCIENCE WORK has often focused on the study AND INFORMATION of solutions to the effects of information overload. For this reason, and because the concept is frequently identified as a problem in popular culture, it is logical to assume that the existence and description of information overload has been documented through rigorous investigation. Such is not the case. This article looks at the functions of myth and brings together ideas about the information society, information, and… 
Information overload: The differences that age makes
It was found that people of all ages suffer from information overload but young people are primarily affected by information literacy levels while older people are affected by technology and there was evidence of a link between age and technology use.
Borderline Fields of Information Architecture: Information Overload, the Literacies, and Personal Information Management
This chapter addresses the complex relationships between information architecture and information overload from the viewpoint of the information professional. It is discussed in the light of
Information overload within the health care system: a literature review.
A review of the literature on information overload found that the literature, particularly in the context of the clinical environment, was limited and solutions proposed seem to concentrate on technological means rather than exploring the use of humans either in management of information or as a step in the filtering process.
Information overload: context and causes
It is argued that there is a recursive relationship between climate and culture and this suggests that organizational climate may play a significant role in influencing the degree to which human information behaviour moves from being beneficial to the organization to creating overload.
Information Overload in a Data-Intensive World
Potential approaches and tools, described in this chapter include utilizing appropriate information architecture, applying information literacy, data literacy and other literacies, as well as making use of personal information management.
Filtering and withdrawing: strategies for coping with information overload in everyday contexts
The study investigates the ways in which people experience information overload in the context of monitoring everyday events through media such as newspapers and the internet. The findings are based
Email Overload: Framing the Concept and Solving the Problem – A Literature Review
This chapter presents email overload as a component of information overload and some of its causes and consequences are identified, and an analysis on the skills required to deal with information overload is made.
Too Much of a Good Thing
Information overload occurs when the receiver receives so much data that the receiver is unable to engage in higher levels of processing, and there are numerous ways to minimize information overload and its effects.
Slow information in theory and practice: a qualitative exploration into the implications of a Slow perspective of human information behaviour
This research project was motivated by the question of how a Slow perspective may relate to and impact upon theories of information behaviour and upon everyday information practices. Two related
“Use” in the Literature of Library and Information Science: A Concept Analysis and Typology
The “use” of information and library resources and services is frequently presented in Library and Information Science LIS) literature as a primitive concept: an idea so fundamental to the


Information overload and information seekers: what we know about them, what to do about them
A vision of the future mission of information services is described, made concrete through specific recommendations, set forth in two recent books: Value-Added Processes in Information Systems and New Priorities for the Universiv.
A note on the origins of the 'information society'
It is argued (perhaps controversially) that ultimate credit for the invention of the 'information society' belongs not to the authors of the articles published in Hoso Asahi, but to that journal's editorial staff.
Citizens of the Information Society
same time, I also have a sneaking mistrust of our society’s persistent desire to invent new and sonorous titles for what are essentially thoroughly recognisable jobs, institutions and processes. We
The real information society: present situation and some forecasts
  • A. Cawkell
  • Sociology, Computer Science
    J. Inf. Sci.
  • 1986
Etat actuel de ce qu'on appelle la societe d'information: aspects sociaux et technologiques, limites actuelles du developpement
External memory For information professionals: Interprrtations of reference and bibliographic work
  • External memory For information professionals: Interprrtations of reference and bibliographic work
  • 1994
Myths andpolitirr in iuestrrn .rocietirr: Evaluating thr criszs of modernity in the [Jnited States, Grrman?, and Great Britain
  • Myths andpolitirr in iuestrrn .rocietirr: Evaluating thr criszs of modernity in the [Jnited States, Grrman?, and Great Britain
  • 1993
Telling Stories: Postmodernism and the Invalidation of Traditional Narrative
Asks important questions about the very nature of stories and examines why we read stories rather than just learning the endings.
Evolution of an information society
Information poverty—let me count the ways
Information discrimination: a human habit
  • 1976