[Asis-l] (New Book) Children's Internet Search: Using Roles to Understand Children's Search Behavior

Shane Clyburn shane at morganclaypool.com
Tue Nov 25 16:04:30 EST 2014

I am pleased to announce the latest title in Morgan & Claypool's series on
Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services :


Children's Internet Search: Using Roles to Understand Children's Search

Elizabeth Foss, University of Maryland, College Park

Allison Druin, University of Maryland, College Park

Paperback ISBN: 9781608454433, $40.00
eBook ISBN: 9781608454440
September 2014, 106 pages



Searching the Internet and the ability to competently use search engines are
increasingly becoming an important part of children's daily lives. Whether
mobile or at home, children use search interfaces to explore personal
interests, complete academic assignments, and have social interaction.
However, engaging with search also means engaging with an ever-changing and
evolving search landscape. There are continual software updates, multiple
devices used to search (e.g., phones, tablets), an increasing use of social
media, and constantly updated Internet content. For young searchers, this
can require infinite adaptability or mean being hopelessly confused.

This book offers a perspective centered on children's search experiences as
a whole instead of thinking of search as a process with separate and
potentially problematic steps. Reading the prior literature with a
child-centered view of search reveals that children have been remarkably
consistent over time as searchers, displaying the same search strategies
regardless of the landscape of search. However, no research has synthesized
these consistent patterns in children's search across the literature, and
only recently have these patterns been uncovered as distinct search roles,
or searcher types. Based on a four-year longitudinal study on children's
search experiences, this book weaves together the disparate evidence in the
literature through the use of 9 search roles for children ages 7-15. The
search role framework has a distinct advantage because it encourages adult
stakeholders to design children's search tools to support and educate
children at their existing levels of search strength and deficit, rather
than expecting children to adapt to a transient search landscape.

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Series: Synthesis Series on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services

Series Editor: Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Use of this book as a course text is encouraged, and the texts may be
downloaded without restriction by members of institutions that have licensed
accessed to the Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer
Science or after a one-time fee of $20.00 each by members of non-licensed
schools. To find out whether your institution is licensed, visit <
http://www.morganclaypool.com/page/licensed> or follow the links above and
attempt to download the PDF. Additional information about Synthesis can be
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Shane Clyburn
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