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How Users Construct Their Perspective on the Concept of Relevance

Dr. Boryung Ju, Associate Professor
School of Library & Information Science
Louisiana State University

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
12:30PM

UW-Milwaukee, SOIS
Bolton Hall Rm: 521
3210 N Maryland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Relevance has a long history of scholarly investigation and discussion in information science. One notable concept is that of ‘user-based’ relevance. This presentation  examines how users construct their perspective about the concept of relevance; what the constituent elements (facets) of relevance are in terms of core-periphery status; and how two groups of users (information users vs. information professionals) have different constructions or social representations of what constitutes relevance from a social representations theory perspective.


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