| ASIS&T 2006
||START Conference Manager
Context as a factor in categorization of personal digital documents
Jessie S. Weinberger, Luz. M. Quiroga, and Martha Crosby
ASIS&T Annual Meeting - 2006 (ASIS&T 2006)
Austin, Texas, November 3-9, 2006
As digital documents, including email, continue to proliferate users find themselves with large personal information collections. To organize these collections, people need to categorize their documents. Like other human activities, categorization is best studied in context. Subjects will be asked to categorize their digital documents while describing their thought processes. Interviews will be used to add additional data, and subjects' file structures will be examined. The goal of this study is to add to the theoretical basis of information behavior by investigating the importance of usage and appearance in categorization and the validity of personal motivation as a facet of context.