Informationsinteraktion og informationsarkitektur
Information Interaction and ArchitectureThe research programme focuses on the interaction between information retrieval and knowledge systems, information and users and covers four central and interrelated research areas within information science: information behaviour, information retrieval, knowledge organisation and bibliometrics. At the same time, the three first mentioned areas constitute the focus for three research groups established in the research programme, which all apply bibliometrics on an interdisciplinary basis.
Information Behaviour places the user at the centre. Today, users of information exhibit complex and multi-faceted needs, roles and motivations in their interaction with a certain informational space. Therefore, research on users' behavioural and use patterns is of decisive importance in the effort to enhance and enrich the way in which information and service offerings are produced, delivered, disseminated, evaluated and presented in digital information spaces via user interfaces and search facilities as well as in physical information spaces.
Information Retrieval (IR) is concerned with the development and evaluation of advanced automated techniques for the indexing, categorisation, retrieval, filtering, recommendation and relevance information by means of statistical methods. Research on interactive information retrieval includes different document types, the variety of user clienteles in different work situations and with different information needs and levels of recognition in order to reflect realistic search situations that can facilitate the development of new information retrieval systems on a research basis.
Knowledge Organisation is about how to design information systems and how to develop the infrastructures of systems by reliance on a combination of manual, intellectual processes and automatic, computer-based processes. The design of an information system is based on knowledge about knowledge representation and language usage as well as understanding of, and familiarity with, the information seeking and retrieval process and den context, which systems are developed to assist and support. Thus, the research deals with how information resources are semantically expressed, syntactically marked up, and organised so that the information resources can be presented in a contextual framework that allows their retrieval and application along with their effective management by both user and IT system.
Head of Research Programme: Jette Hyldegård