Beyond navigation as metaphor.

Benyon, David (1998) Beyond navigation as metaphor. In: Proceedings of 2nd European Conference on Digital Libraries. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1513 . Springer-Verlag, Crete, Greece, pp. 705-716. ISBN 3-540-65101-2

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With the development of large information spaces such as digital libraries, the notion of user navigation through such spaces has gained prominence. The popular view of navigation is that it is a conscious, goal directed activity in which someone is trying to reach a destination. Such a view of navigation is essentially individualistic, objectivist and cognitive. A semiotic analysis of space recognises that there are many different views of space and that space is a subjectively defined concept. There is a context to space which needs to be communicated, negotiated and understood between people. More than just space, there is the idea of place. People produce or construct their places at different times and there is a knock on effect from one place to another. In this paper some implications of taking this different view of information space are explored

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 3-540-65101-2
Electronic ISBN: 978-3-540-49653-3
Additional Information: Second European Conference, ECDL '98, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 21-23, 1998
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information space; digital library; navigation; users; place;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Item ID: 3065
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2010 12:55
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2014 12:33

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