Information seeking and beyond: Impacts of studying different forms of information behavior

Kyungwon Koh, Kyong Eun Oh, Naresh K. Agarwal, Nicholas J. Belkin

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Although people engage in a range of information behaviors, the majority of previous models and empirical research in information behavior tend to focus just on information seeking and use. This panel will discuss the need of extending the territories of information behavior research beyond seeking and use. Panelists will explain their own research studies that explore different forms of information behavior, and introduce emerging models including serendipitous finding of information, information-organizing behavior, and information-creating behavior. Theoretical and methodological issues concerning modeling the new modes of information behavior will be discussed. This panel will involve the audience in identifying under-investigated areas of information behavior and discussing potential impacts of studying various forms of information behavior on individuals, society, organizations, systems & technology, and culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences


  • information behavior
  • information behavior models
  • information-creating behavior
  • information-keeping behavior
  • information-organizing behavior
  • serendipitous finding of information


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