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Information about Information resource-discovery

Published on May 19, 2016

Author: MahmoudElasry


1. Information Resource Discovery

2. the identification and representation of information needs  Information need is defined as a state or process started when one perceives that there is a gap between the information and knowledge available to solve a problem.  the actual solution of the problem. Information competencies are defined as the capabilities developed to reach the solution of a problem by searching for new information or knowledge that could fill the perceived gap

3. Define your information need cont.  What key words do you think will appear on the site/article you want?  What key concepts is it a part of or related to?  Are there any synonyms for these keywords or concepts?  Are there any alternative spellings for your keywords/concepts  Are plurals or capitalisation involved?

4. Information need identified on 3 dimensions  Cognitive (knowledge); Affective (attitudes);  Situational (abilities). They correspond to knowing, know how and know how to act in work situations when one is dealing with information problems that need solving on a daily basis

5. Example: I want to find information about the health implications of water pollution Keywords –’water’ ‘pollution’ ‘health’ Concepts –‘environmental degradation’ or ‘agricultural management’ or ‘health’ Synonyms  rivers, lakes, sea, coastal , ’domestic water’  ‘oil spills’, chemical, biological, Plurals: river(s), lake(s), disease(s) Capitals: maybe the name of a specific lake, disease, region

6. Planning a search strategy Define your information need Decide which sources to use Find out how they function Run your search Review and refine you search

7. Ethical issues  Honesty : Strive for honesty in all scientific communications. Honestly report data, results, methods and procedures, and publication status. Do not fabricate, falsify, or misrepresent data  Objectivity : Strive to avoid bias in experimental design, data analysis, data interpretation, peer review, personnel decisions, grant writing, expert testimony  Integrity : Keep your promises and agreements; act with sincerity; strive for consistency of thought and action.  Resource is :

8. Ethical issues cont.  Carefulness : Avoid careless errors and negligence; carefully and critically examine your own work .  Openness : Share data, results, ideas, tools, resources. Be open to criticism and new ideas.  Respect for Intellectual Property :Honor patents, copyrights . Do not use unpublished data, methods, or results without permission.  Confidentiality : Protect confidential communications, such as papers or grants submitted for publication, personnel records.

9. Ethical issues cont.  Non-Discrimination :Avoid discrimination against colleagues or students on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, or other factors not related to scientific competence and integrity.  Competence : Maintain and improve your own professional competence and expertise through lifelong education and learning; take steps to promote competence in science as a whole.  Legality : Know and obey relevant laws and institutional and governmental policies.

10. Evaluation Methods What is the purpose of your evaluation? An evaluation may be used to advance strategic learning, to refine project design and/ or implementation, or for accountability. Examples of purpose statements from community information evaluations include:  • To improve the quality and usefulness of information and media content produced.

11. Evaluation Methods cont. To determine the composition and diversity of contributors and readers.  To identify the strengths and weaknesses of a new outreach or engagement strategy in order to modify and refine the strategy. To assess the progress a project has made toward achieving its goals and intended outcomes.

12. For example, your evaluation can be used to Help project team members learn from one another and jointly improve the content, tools, or services being delivered. Inform decision making by program staff and management about changes that will improve their own, as well as, overall organizational performance.

13.  • Engage your audience in the project’s progress and success. For example, if you are implementing a citizen journalism website, share findings with your contributors and seek their feedback and input on “what’s next.”  • Influence external stakeholders or advocate for continued support or social change. • Build internal capacities through learning about the substantive issues and engaging in evaluation practice.

14. Services that facilitate information access  Discovery interface : are one of the hottest new trends in the library Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) sphere  Discovery interface provides a more intuitive and productive experience for users, whether searching a library catalogue, an article index, or any other data source. It is a layer of software that sits on top of any existing database or integrated library system (ILS),

15. Services that facilitate information access  The open source discovery interfaces : give libraries a great deal of control in the appearance of their environment and with the information resources they want to present to their users.  also incorporate search results from index based discovery services

16. Questions? What are the 3 dimensions that Information need identified on? Describe two services that facilitate information access? What are ethical issues in information need ?

17. Resources  ce_discovery.pdf  s+that++facilitate+information+access  experience.pdf  University of Ottawa

18. Thanks for reading my presentation Mahmoud Muhammad Elasry. Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer. Contact me at : E-mail: LinkedIn: Facebook:

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