Dr. Boryung Ju, Associate Professor
School of Library & Information Science
Louisiana State University
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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.