Information practices: the relevance of the concept to information user studies

Araújo, Carlos Alberto Ávila


The concept of information practices and the recent perspective of studies on information users are discussed. A framework of the human and social sciences from where the concept originated is presented. The history of the studies of information users with the notions of "use studies" and "information behavior", show that the approach of information practices differs. Finally, some recent studies in informational practices are described and discussed.


Information practices; Information user studies; Social sciences theories

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