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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012

 
Citizen Users and Interactivity on Government Environmental Agency Web Pages: An Analysis of Colony Collapse Disorder Information
Reid Isaac Boehm and Vandana Singh

Tuesday, 1:30pm


Summary

This paper presents the results from a study identifying government entities that provide information about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in order to discover what information is available from the entities' web pages and to evaluate the quality of the information provided as it pertains to a defined spectrum of citizen information seekers. Using a government information valuation framework that takes into account these citizen user needs, this paper looks at the information content within the context of the public sphere and applies the lens of post-normal science theory to analyze the current status of information from these entities. Overall the research shows that citizen user groups are in need of public engagement applications to facilitate a two-way flow of information.