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Title:Re-inventing the wheel: The re-creation of documents in a bumble-bee organization
Author(s):Schmidt, Ingbert
Subject(s):knowledge management
information behavior
social and community informatics
Abstract:In Library and Information Science our emphasis is typically on facilitating reuse of documents. There are many motivations behind this emphasis, but efficiency and time savings are common motivations. However, participants in an on-going study of knowledge communication practices have a strong tendency to re-create existing documents from scratch, despite the fact that sometimes multiple documents that serve the same purpose already exist in the organization's archive. While at first this behavior seems wasteful, examination of their practices indicate that participants often have good reasons for re-creating documents. These include (a) empowerment, (b) learning, (c) personalization, (d) customization, and (e) simplification.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Schmidt, I. (2013). Re-inventing the wheel: The re-creation of documents in a bumble-bee organization. IConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 633-637). doi:10.9776/13296
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-01-30

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