Collaborative Information SeekingWednesday, March 4th, 2009 by Gene Golovchinsky
Last June, Gary Marchionini hosted a workshop on Information Seeking Support Systems, which I was privileged to attend. The workshop brought together researchers from industry and academia for two days of stimulating discussion about systems, models of information seeking, and evaluation. One of the results of the workshop was a Special Issue of IEEE Computer that Gary and Ryen White edited.
We published a position paper at the workshop, and followed up with an article for the special issue, out today. We look broadly at collaboration in information seeking, including some motivating scenarios of use, a model of the design space, and a short discussion of roles.
This is the same issue that Daniel mentions in his post.
Update: IEEE says they are undergoing a “software changeover”, and expect the TOC to be up early next week.