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An Inside Look at Travelersí Information Suitcase

Bin Li

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


Information suitcase refers to the collection of information and pointers to information travelers gather for the purpose of their trips. This short paper takes an inside look at travelersí information suitcase, and explores what Information Suitcase is like, how it differs from Personal Information Collection, and how travelers pack their Information Suitcase. Fourteen participants who recently completed road trips were interviewed in the study. Interesting findings from the study include: the various forms of information suitcase, the extension of information suitcase into travelersí personal collections at home, the content of information suitcase, factors influencing the packing of information suitcase, and the use of electronic devices.

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