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Information sharing in the field of design research
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. (LinCS)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8636-9241
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Leeds, 2-5 September, 2014: Part 2, Sheffield: University of Sheffield: Department of Information Studies , 2015, Vol. 20Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction. This paper reports on an extensive research project which aimed at exploring information sharing activities in a scholarly context. The paper presents and synthesises findings from a literature review and three qualitative case studies. The empirical setting is a geographically distributed Nordic network of design scholars.Method. The project is characterised by an explorative approach encompassing semi-structured interviews, document studies, and ethnographically oriented participatory observations. Apart from addressing the empirical question of how, where, when, and why the researchers in the network share information, the paper elucidate the reciprocal relationship between information sharing and the wider practice of design research. Analysis. The research questions are addressed through close reading and interrelated analysis of four previous studies.Results. When scholarly information sharing takes place organizational structures are sometimes complemented, or substituted, by flexible communities of practice such as those in the investigated network. Information sharing appears as a means to reach collective understanding, also regarding issues that stretches beyond the immediate information practices, for instance about how to act as a design scholar.Conclusions. This research clarifies and provides examples of how information sharing is embedded in and intertwined with a range of other activities, such as writing, reading and information seeking. It also presents information sharing as a contributor to the enactment of a discipline.

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Sheffield: University of Sheffield: Department of Information Studies , 2015. Vol. 20
Keywords [en]
information practices, scholarly communication, information sharing, design research
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Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-103DiVA, id: diva2:813418
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ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference
Available from: 2015-05-22 Created: 2015-05-22 Last updated: 2017-05-02Bibliographically approved

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