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<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=EN-AU
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>QUT - Loughborough research <span
style='color:#1F497D'>project </span>exploring information behaviour has been
funded <span style='color:#1F497D'>by a 3-year </span>$463,971 Australian
Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant. The project CI&#8217;s are Prof Amanda Spink
(Loughborough Information Science), Profs Susan Danby (QUT - Early Childhood)
and Karen Thorpe (QUT &#8211; Psych and Dr Christina R Davidson (CQU - Education).<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=EN-AU
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Titled - Interacting with Knowledge,
Interacting with People: Web Searching in Early Childhood - the study
investigates the extent of pre-school children's Web searching, what they
access and in what social contexts. </span><span lang=EN-AU style='color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>******************************<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Professor Amanda Spink<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Chair in Information Science<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Editor - Emerald LIS Book Series<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Department of Information Science<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Loughborough University<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Ashby Road, Leicestershire LE11 3TU<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>United Kingdom<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Email: <a href="mailto:a.spink@lboro.ac.uk">a.spink@lboro.ac.uk</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>New Book - Spink, A. (2010). Information Behavior: An
Evolutionary Instinct. Springer.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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