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Collaborative Information Seeking

Best Practices, New Domains and New Thoughts

  • Preben Hansen
  • Chirag Shah
  • Claus-Peter Klas
  • 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


Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Best Practices

  3. New Domains

  4. New Thoughts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Thilo Böhm, Claus-Peter Klas, Matthias Hemmje
      Pages 167-191
    3. Roberto González-Ibáñez
      Pages 193-208

About this book


 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Preben Hansen
    • 1
  • Chirag Shah
    • 2
  • Claus-Peter Klas
    • 3
  1. 1.Stockholm University, Department of Computer and System SciencesStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Rutgers University, School of Communication & InformationNew BrunswickUSA
  3. 3.GESIS - Leibniz-Institut for Social Sciences, Department of Knowledge Technologies for the Social SciencesCologneGermany

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