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    • The SST method: a tool for analysing Web information search processes 

      Pharo, Nils; Järvelin, Kalervo (Elsevier, 2004)
      The article presents the search situation transition (SST) method for analysing Web information search (WIS) processes. The idea of the method is to analyse searching behaviour, the process, in detail and connect both the ...
    • Context Matters: An Analysis of assessments of XML Documents 

      Pharo, Nils; Nordlie, Ragnar (Springer Verlag, 2005)
      The paper analyses searchers’ assessments of usefulness and specificity on different levels of granularity in XML-coded documents. Documents are assessed on 10 usefulness/specificity combinations and on the granularity ...
    • 'Irrational' searchers and IR-rational researchers 

      Pharo, Nils; Järvelin, Kalervo (John Wiley & Sons, 2006)
      In this article we look at the prescriptions advocated by Web search textbooks in the light of a selection of empirical data of real Web information search processes. We use the strategy of disjointed incrementalism, which ...
    • Public libraries, social capital, and low intensive meeting places 

      Audunson, Ragnar; Vårheim, Andreas; Aabø, Svanhild; Dokk Holm, Erling (Information Research, 2007)
      Introduction. This paper presents a research project aiming at eliciting the potential of public libraries in building social capital, and promoting generalized trust in today's multicultural society. Method. Two approaches ...
    • Quality information on the internet: Norwegian library students on the search 

      Sveum, Tor (Emerald, 2007)
      Purpose In the autumn of 2006, two groups of students from the Faculty of Journalism, Library and Information Science at Oslo University College participated in a cooperative project with the Norwegian online reference ...
    • Leseferdighet og skolevesen 1740-1830 pietister, "potetprester" og et ungt norsk Storting 

      Byberg, Lis (Landslaget for lokalhistorie, Institutt for historie og klassiske fag, 2008)
      At leseferdigheten blant folk flest økte markant på 1700-tallet, har flere årsaker. I denne artikkelen vil jeg særlig fokusere på innsatsen til to aktørgrupper: Pietistene, som spilte en viktig rolle i første halvdel ...
    • Folkebibliotekets bidrag til sosial integrasjon: Foreløpige funn fra Place-prosjektet 

      Vårheim, Andreas; Audunson, Ragnar; Aabø, Svanhild (University of Borås, 2008)
    • Do libraries matter? Public libraries and the creation of social capital 

      Vårheim, Andreas; Steinmo, Sven; Ide, Eisaku (Emerald, 2008)
      Purpose – Librarians and the library profession keep repeating that libraries contribute greatly to generating social capital by “building community”. However, little evidence of this has been presented. This paper aims ...
    • The effect of granularity and order in XML element retrieval 

      Pharo, Nils (Elsevier, 2008)
      The article presents an analysis of the effect of granularity and order in an XML encoded collection of full text journal articles. 218 sessions of searchers performing simulated work tasks in the collection have been ...
    • Overview of the INEX 2008 Interactive Track 

      Pharo, Nils; Nordlie, Ragnar; Fachry, Khairun Nisa (Springer Verlag, 2009)
      This paper presents the organization of the INEX 2008 interactive track. In this year’s iTrack we aimed at exploring the value of element retrieval for two different task types, fact-finding and research tasks. Two research ...
    • Public libraries: places creating social capital? 

      Vårheim, Andreas (Emerald, 2009)
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show why studies of public libraries, regarding their possible contribution in creating social capital, are important for social capital research in general, and are important for ...
    • Libraries and return on investment (ROI): A meta-analysis 

      Aabø, Svanhild (Emerald, 2009)
      Purpose of this paper: The need to communicate the value of libraries is growing, and especially now during the global financial crisis. As a response library valuation research is expanding and there is now a need for a ...
    • Verdier i bevegelse : litteraturformidlingen, bibliotekarprofesjonen og utdanningen 

      Tveit, Åse Kristine; Oterholm, Knut (Danmarks Biblioteksskole, 2010)
      Artikkelen belyser forståelsen av litteraturformidling og hvilke verdier som legitimerer den i dag, gjennom to intervjuundersøkelser og en spørreundersøkelse. Informantene er ansatte og ledelse ved tre folkebibliotek, og ...
    • Local studies collections, librarians and the Norwegian local history wiki 

      Sveum, Tor (Emerald, 2010)
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the relevance of local studies collections and contributions from local studies librarians to a Norwegian local history wiki. Design/methodology/approach – The paper will ...
    • Produksjon og innovasjon. Kunnskapsbasert praksis i norske folkebibliotek. 

      Høivik, Tord (Det Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi, 2010)
      Artiklen omhandler anvendelsen af kunnskapsbasert bibliotekpraksis (KBP) i den norske folkebibliotekssektor. KBP svarer i Norge til EBP i Danmark og EBLIP i Sverige. Den sætter fokus på det både spændende og anspændte ...
    • OUC's participation in the 2009 INEX Book Track 

      Preminger, Michael; Nordlie, Ragnar; Pharo, Nils (Springer Verlag, 2010)
      In this article we describe the Oslo University College's participation in the INEX 2009 Book track. This year's tasks have been featuring complex topics, containing aspects. These lend themselves to use in both the book ...
    • Overview of the INEX 2009 Interactive Track 

      Pharo, Nils; Nordlie, Ragnar; Fuhr, Norbert; Beckers, Thomas; Fachry, Khairun Nisa (Springer Verlag, 2010)
      In the paper we present the organization of the INEX 2009 interactive track. For the 2009 experiments the iTrack has gathered data on user search behavior in a collection consisting of book metadata taken from the online ...
    • How do public libraries function as meeting places? 

      Aabø, Svanhild; Audunson, Ragnar Andreas; Vårheim, Andreas (Elsevier, 2010-01)
      How are libraries used as meeting places, and by whom? Through survey data, six categories of places are identified: the library as a "square," as a place for meeting diverse people, as a public sphere, as a place for joint ...
    • Memory, Justice and the Public Record 

      Valderhaug, Gudmund (Springer Verlag, 2010-03-05)
      After WWII, there were approximately 10,000 children with Norwegian mothers and German fathers in Norway. In the late 1980s, these ‘‘war children’s’’ fate became a topic of public debate, when accusations of maltreatment ...