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Title:Highly dedicated enthusiasts: Online museum visitors doing everyday life information seeking
Author(s):Skov, Mette
Subject(s):Information behaviour
Everyday Life Information Seeking
cultural heritage
Information behavior
Abstract:A current trend is to make museum collections widely accessible by digitising cultural heritage collections for the Internet. The present case study aims to add to previous studies by exploring what characterises online museum visitors in an everyday life information seeking context. Three factors are explored: information needs, information seeking and information use. Based on the serious leisure perspective two different user groups are identified: collectors and liberal art enthusiasts. Across the two hobby types, user study participants can be characterised as special interest museum visitors pursuing a long-standing interest or hobby. Participants’ dedication and often considerable time spent on the hobby indicate that their hobbies are integrated components of everyday practices.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Skov, M. (2013). Highly dedicated enthusiasts: Online museum visitors doing everyday life information seeking. iConference 2013 Proceedings (p. 1071). doi:10.9776/13114
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:2013-02-04

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