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Title:Conversation Repository for Participatory Librarianship
Author(s):Inoue, Keisuke
Subject(s):information seeking behavior
information retrieval
Web 2.0, discourse analysis
conversation theory
Abstract:The goal of this study is to model conversation data from digital reference services and reconstruct the processes of the reference interviews as a conversation repository. By doing so, I am hoping that the study will provide an infrastructure for applications such as an interactive information retrieval system, a question answering system, or a recommender system for information intermediaries. While the current study focuses on the digital reference conversation, observations may be generalizable, to a certain extent, to different online conversations such as blogs, question answering sites, social networking sites, or product review systems, and thus contribute to a wider range of knowledge sharing and knowledge creation through information technologies. This work is a part of the Participatory Librarianship research initiative, proposed by Lankes et al. (2006), which seeks an implementation of library as a facilitator of technology-enhanced human communication and knowledge creation, based on Gordon Pask’s Conversation Theory. (Pask, 1975, 1976)
Issue Date:2008-02-28
Genre:Conference Poster
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-03-10

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