Even more discusion questions!
Modeling the Information Seeking of Professionals
1)Does the broadness of the Leckie et. all model help, as the authors propose, to create a over-arching model for all professions and a foundation for more in depth studies in the field of information science, or does it extreme broadness limit its application due to the myriad of other major factors that the authors argued are present at each step of the model? Additonally does this model actually serve to capture the complexity of the information seeking habits of professionals as the authors claim or does it underplay the multiple factors at work?
Opening and Cooperative
2)In his “Cooperative” Chapter Willinsky proposes that both research libraries and scholarly associations and publishers should work together to create and improve online journal repositories like JSTOR, with the research libraries focusing on the “hosting, indexing and archiving of literature” and the scholarly associations and publishers focusing on the “management of peer review, editing, and layout”. Do you think that this, as Willinsky states, would this also help to alleviate some of the costs of creating and maintaining such repositories? Additionally do you think that this would provide research libraries a way to be more actively involved in the development and availability of such repositories?