[Asis-l] A new book on Collaborative Information Seeking

Chirag Shah chirags at rutgers.edu
Thu Oct 1 08:14:18 EDT 2015

We are happy to announce the availability of a new book that might be of interest to this community:

Collaborative Information Seeking
Best Practices, New Domains and New Thoughts
Editors: Peter Hansen, Chirag Shah, Claus-Peter Klas
[Published under Springer CSCW Series]
Provides a fresh look on collaborative information seeking and retrieval research and practices
Combines aspects of theories and systems relating to collaborative search
Discusses best practices and applications of collaborative work in information-intensive domains
Provides a selection of in-depth chapter to be used in curriculum in different disciplines
Compiled by world-class leaders in the field of collaborative information retrieval and search (CIS), this book centres on the notion that information seeking is not always a solitary activity and working in collaboration to perform information-seeking tasks should be studied and supported.

Covering aspects of theories, models, and applications the book is divided in three parts:
Best Practices and Studies: providing an overview of current knowledge and state-of-the-art in the field.
New Domains: covers some of the new and exciting opportunities of applying CIS
New Thoughts: focuses on new research directions by scholars from academia and industry from around the world.
Collaborative Information Seeking provides a valuable reference for student, teachers, and researchers interested in the area of collaborative work, information seeking/retrieval, and human-computer interaction.

Table of contents
Collaborative Information Seeking: From ‘What?’ and ‘Why?’ to ‘How?’ and ‘So What?’
Chirag Shah
Pages 3-16

Studying Collaborative Information Seeking: Experiences with Three Methods
Jette Hyldegård, Morten Hertzum, and Preben Hansen
Pages 17-35

Situating CIS: The Importance of Context in Collaborative Information Seeking
Kristine Newman, Simon Knight, Preben Hansen, and Stefanie Elbeshausen
Pages 37-54

Procedures and Collaborative Information Seeking: A Study of Emergency Departments
Morten Hertzum and Madhu Reddy
Pages 55-71

Collaborative Information Seeking in the Context of Leisure and Work Task Situations: A Comparison of Three Empirical Studies
Stefanie Elbeshausen, Thomas Mandl, and Christa Womser-Hacker
Pages 73-98

Learning Through Collaborative Information Seeking
Simon Knight and Karen Littleton
Pages 101-116

A Proposed CIS Interface Based on the Analysis of Problem-Solving in Online Technical Support
Ali A. Albar
Pages 117-137

Collaboration, Information Seeking, and Technology Use: A Critical Examination of Humanities Scholars’ Research Practices
Lisa M. Given and Rebekah Willson
Pages 139-164

A Probability Ranking Principle for Collaborative Search
Thilo Böhm, Claus-Peter Klas, and Matthias Hemmje
Pages 167-191

Affective Dimension in Collaborative Information Seeking
Roberto González-Ibáñez
Pages 193-208

Collaborative Information Seeking Around Big Data
Mark S. Pfaff
Pages 209-226

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