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Types of lexicographical information needs and their relevance for information science

Bergenholtz, Henning; Agerbo, Heidi;
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  • Published: 20 Oct 2017
  • Country: Denmark
In some situations, you need information in order to solve a problem that has occurred. In information science, user needs are often described through very specific examples rather than through a classification of situation types in which information needs occur. Furthermore, information science often describes general human needs, typically with a reference to Maslow’s classification of needs (1954), instead of actual information needs. Lexicography has also focused on information needs, but has developed a more abstract classification of types of information needs, though (until more recent research into lexicographical functions) with a particular interest in...
free text keywords: information need, user situation, communicative situation, cognitive situation, operative situation, lexicography, information science, Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, Z
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