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The Office: Integrating Perspectives from Across Information Science

Jenna Hartel

ASIS&T 2008 Annual Meeting (AM08 2008)
Columbus, Ohio, October 24-29, 2008


This panel focuses on an information-rich yet under-examined space: the office. Offices are complex crossroads of information structures, information systems, and information seeking behaviors, all shaped by a particular socio-historical context. The panel brings together experts from diverse specialties who have conducted research into offices or similar settings. Our goals are threefold:

1.)To introduce “the office” as a useful concept for information research

2.)To examine the office from five different perspectives in the field of Information Science (IS), namely: history, metatheory, information seeking behavior, classification, and information systems.

3.)To promote cross-specialty conversations among panelists and the audience, leading to better research

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