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Meeting users in their spaces: key findings on discovery to delivery
Connaway, Lynn Silipigni ; Cyr, Chris ; Gallagher, Peggy ; Hood, Erin M. ; Brannon, Brittany
OCLC Research has been studying how individuals get their information and resources and how they engage with technology for almost two decades. We have learned that convenience often is one of the factors that most drives individuals’ decisions for getting information and resources. However, convenience is a moving target and is dependent upon the context and situation of the individual’s need. Many factors will influence the decision-making process, such as how quickly the information or resource is needed, how important that information is to the individual need, and how much effort is required to get access to the information or resource. Our findings indicate that individuals often do not consider the library as the first place to get information and sometimes do not consider libraries at all. This often is attributed to the complexity and misunderstanding of library processes for acquiring resources and to not knowing resources or options for accessing and acquiring these resources through the library. Many individuals opt for open content since it is easy to discover and readily and quickly available in full-text. We have conducted semi-structured individual interviews with undergraduate and graduate/post graduate students and faculty in Australia and the U.S. to identify how they discover, access and acquire resources and why they make these choices and decisions, including their format preferences. We also have conducted focus group interviews with resource sharing and ILL librarians in Australia and the U.S. to identify their workflows and to discuss ideas to improve these processes to better meet the needs of their users. The findings from these interviews provide ideas for enhancing the discovery to delivery experience for both users and librarians.
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Analysis of user behavior due to the storing of digital footprints without knowledge of the user
Pappová, Michaela ; Souček, Martin (advisor) ; Ivánek, Jiří (referee)
Digital footprint designates data left behind a user movement in the digital environment or with the interaction with it. We distinguish active and passive digital footprint, together creating the digital identity of a user. The biggest benefit of the digital footprint for a user is the personalization of internet content. It also creates the reputation of a user on the internet. Other parties can utilize a digital footprint for purposes of marketing, science, HR research, and criminology. Digitial footprint can be actively affected and limited by users and different strategies for managing it exists. The aim of this thesis is to analyze user behavior of students in digital environment and their knowledge of digital footprint. It's focused on the relation between users knowledge about digital footprint existence and his real behavior. To fulfill the main purpose of the thesis researched questions are stated and the strategies of user behavior and managing their data are investigated afterwards. The knowledge of students and their real behavior with an accent on their motivation and reasons are determined in semi structured interviews. The relation between knowledge and real behavior has been found, as well as a strong influence of this relation on a user behavior strategy online.
Nurses'information behaviour
Málková, Michaela ; Jarolímková, Adéla (advisor) ; Lipková, Helena (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with nurses' information behaviour working in the Institue for Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the Clinic for Anesthetics and Intensive Care. It focuses on why and how the nurses look for information related to their field and how they work with the information afterwards. It briefly outlines the characteristics of the institute and it gives a description of nursing and the nurses' job. Then, it points out nurses' motivation to find information and their orientation in information sources. The research was realised in the form of qualitative structured interviews with the nurses. The conclusion of this thesis is dedicated to the summary of the found information, it answers the defined research questions and evaluates the information provision in practice.
An analysis of research support in engineering with the emphasis on a university environment and based upon a survey of information behavior and information needs at the CTU in Prague and UCT Prague
Němečková, Lenka ; Papík, Richard (advisor) ; Rankov, Pavel (referee) ; Jarolímková, Adéla (referee)
Mgr. Lenka Němečková An analysis of research support in engineering with the emphasis on a university environment and based upon a survey of information behavior and information needs at the CTU in Prague and UCT Prague (dissertation thesis) Analýza informační podpory uživatelů z oblasti technických oborů a věd s důrazem na vysokoškolské prostředí a opírající se o výzkum informačního chování a informačních potřeb provedený na ČVUT v Praze a VŠCHT Praha (disertační práce) Abstract This thesis is focused on the analysis of researchers' information behavior and information needs in engineering in academia and in industry. It is aimed at identifying trends in research support by university libraries based on research of information behavior and information needs that has been conducted at the CTU in Prague and UCT Prague and by a brief insight into industrial environment. Initial parts of the thesis provide an overview of classification schemes in engineering. It also describes brief differences between university and industry environment with the aim at defining the differences in user information needs. It further provides brief summary of theories and models of information behavior and identifies differences between information needs of students and researchers concluding in defining research skills as basic...
Information behavior and learning in the context of new media: Digital games and simulations as complex systems for information representation
Buchtová, Michaela ; Šisler, Vít (advisor) ; Steinerová, Jela (referee) ; Landová, Hana (referee)
This dissertation considers digital games and simulations as complex systems of information representation and explores their specific aspects influencing the process of knowledge acquisition. It focuses on process of mental model creation, information behavior and situational emotional and cognitive engagement. The methodological approach is grounded in variety of disciplines including information science, educational science, new media studies and computer science. The main method used is educational experiment. The use of digital game-based and non-digital game-based educational intervention is compared to similar program based on traditional schooling methods and classic lectures. The experiment outcomes are divided into four large segments exploring influence of digital games on process of mental models creation, motivation for future information behavior, situational emotional experience and social interaction.
Information behaviour od users of the Center of Scientical Information Ústav organické chemie a biochemie AV ČR, v.v.i.
Záluská, Michaela ; Slámová, Hana (advisor) ; Buřilová, Marcela (referee)
Citace dle ISO 690: ZÁLUSKÁ, Michaela. Informační chování uživatelů Střediska vědeckých informací Ústavu organické chemie a biochemie AV ČR, v.v.i. Praha, 2015. 62 s., 7 s. příloh. Bakalářská práce. Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, Ústav informačních studií a knihovnictví. Vedoucí bakalářské práce PhDr. Hana Slámová, PhD. Abstrakt Bakalářská práce se zabývá informačním chováním a informačními potřebami uživatelů Střediska vědeckých informací Ústavu organické chemie a biochemie AV ČR, v.v.i. Charakterizuje uvedenou instituci a Středisko vědeckých informací, analyzuje jejího uživatele, jeho informační chování, a popisuje vývoj práce s informacemi v konfrontaci se zaváděním informačních a komunikačních technologií. Součástí práce je také dotazníkové šetření zaměřené na identifikaci informačního chování uživatelů (jejich informační návyky: hlavní zdroje informací, frekvence užití zdrojů, využívání informačních služeb, správu kolekce článků, preference užití tištěných nebo elektronických materiálů apod.). Cílem této práce je zjistit, jaké je informační chování uživatelů a zda současné služby Střediska vědeckých informací korespondují s jejich informačním chováním a potřebami. V opačném případě vytvořit doporučení pro úpravu podmínek pro služby nebo jejich změnu. Abstract This bachelor thesis...
Verification of the Kuhlthau's Information Search Process Model in the Environment of the Czech Republic
Přibylová, Ludmila ; Landová, Hana (advisor) ; Němečková, Lenka (referee)
The thesis focuses on Kuhlthau's Information Search Process Model. Firstly, the author explains Kuhlthau's model of information retrieval and seeking meaning of information from user's perspective. Results of the model are the uncertainty principle and mediation - findings which change our view of library services. In the second part of the thesis, the author introduces other research texts and manuals about writing a scientific text. She pays special attention to Jadwiga Šanderová's comprehensive manual which is called How to read and write a scientific text in social sciences, and to stylistics research text by Světla Čmejrková et al. called How to write down a scientific text. Thirdly, the author evaluates the survey which verifies Kuhlthau's model in the environment of the Czech Republic. The survey has taken place among postgraduate students, teachers and scientists from chosen universities in the Czech Republic
Providing Access to Electronic Information Resources at Jan Palach Library CUFA
Vejvoda, Tomáš ; Boudová, Lucie (advisor) ; Němečková, Lenka (referee)
The bachelor thesis deals with providing access to electronic resources (ER) at Jan Palach Library CUFA. The theoretical part of the thesis defines term ER, describes their typology, deals with acquisition and management and introducing tools for using them. The thesis describes experiences of Jan Palach Library CUFA with providing access to ER and deals with information behavior of ER users. The aim of the thesis is to describe a situation in ER management on example of an university library on Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. The practical part of the thesis is an user research on the method of the survey which results that situation in ER use is slowly getting better, users do not feel foreign language ER production as problem and just only small group of users attended workshop dedicated to ER, because users do not feel the need to. Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)
Information needs of editors in publishing industry
Hajdová, Marie ; Papík, Richard (advisor) ; Stöcklová, Anna (referee)
This thesis is focused on the issues of information behaviour of editors from publishing with an emphasis on information needs and the sources of information. The first part deals with the position in the information publishing companies, the trend for electronic publishing and its influence on the book market. The following is an overview of selected terminological terms from publishers and their analysis. The next chapter is a summary of information behaviour theories, related concepts, models and current research in the Czech republic. The results of research that was realized for the purpose of the thesis between Czech editors are summarized and analyzed in the conclusion. Based on these results, proposals for the increasing of information literacy of editors are included in the thesis.
Behavior of the Czech users on the Internet
Vondráková, Šárka ; Papík, Richard (advisor) ; Pilecká, Věra (referee)
The first part is an introduction to the history of the internet and its connection to the information society. The next part is a theoretical introduction of the information behavior and online information behavior. The following chapter is then about Czech internet user surveys with emphasis on kids' online behavior. The last part presents the specifics of online surveys.

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