Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (The)

A look at classification and indexing practices for elementary school children: who are we really serving?

Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (The) (2016), 34, (2), 63–65.

Abstract

As indicated in the findings of a larger study investigating the information-seeking behavior of Grade 3 students it is asserted that traditional classification and indexing methods used in school libraries and print reference materials targeted at young students often do not address young searchers’ unique information needs and searching behaviors.

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Shenton, A., and Dixon, P. (2004a) ‘How do youngsters use public libraries to find nonfiction books? The results of a recent research study’, Public Library Quarterly 23(3/4), 77–98. How do youngsters use public libraries to find nonfiction books? The results of a recent research study Public Library Quarterly 23 77 98 Google Scholar

Shenton, A. K., and Dixon, P. (2004b) ‘The nature of information needs and strategies for their investigation in youngsters’, Library and Information Science Research 26(3), 296–310. The nature of information needs and strategies for their investigation in youngsters Library and Information Science Research 26 296 310 Google Scholar

Walter, V. A. (1994) ‘The information needs of children’, Advances in Librarianship, 18, 111–29. The information needs of children Advances in Librarianship 18 111 29 Google Scholar

Cooper, L. Z. (2002a) ‘A case study of information seeking behavior in 7-year-old children in a semistructured situation’, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53(11), 904–22. Dr. Searchlove, or how I learned to stop Googling and love pre-coordinate indexing Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53 904 22 Google Scholar

Cooper, L. Z. (2002b) ‘Methodology for a project examining cognitive categories for library information in young children’, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53(14), 1223–31. Methodology for a project examining cognitive categories for library information in young children Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53 1223 31 Google Scholar

Large, A., Beheshti, J., Tabatabaei, N., and Nesset, V. (2009) ‘Developing a visual taxonomy: children’s views on aesthetics’, Journal of the American Society for Information and Technology 60(9), 1808–22. Journal of the American Society for Information and Technology 60 1808 22 Google Scholar

Large, A., Nesset, V., and Beheshti, J. (2008a) ‘Children as information seekers: what researchers tell us’, New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship 14(2), 121–40. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship 14 121 40 Google Scholar

Large, A., Nesset, V., Tabatabaei, N., and Beheshti, J. (2008b) ‘Bonded Design revisited: involving children in information visualization design’, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 32(3/4), 107–39. Bonded Design revisited: involving children in information visualization design Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 32 107 39 Google Scholar

Moore, P. (2000) ‘Primary school children’s interaction with library media’, Teacher Librarian 27(3), 7–11. Teacher Librarian 27 7 11 Google Scholar

Nesset, V. (2007) ‘Grade-three students’ use of print and electronic resources’, in C. Arsenault and K. Dalkir (eds), Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: Crossing Boundaries: Proceedings of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), 10–12 May 2007, Montreal, Quebec. Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: Crossing Boundaries: Proceedings of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Google Scholar

Nesset, V. (2008) The information-seeking behaviour of gradethree elementary school students in the context of a class project. Doctoral dissertation, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. The information-seeking behaviour of gradethree elementary school students in the context of a class project Google Scholar

Shenton, A. K., and Dixon, P. (2003) ‘Sequential or selective access? Young people’s strategies for finding information in non-fiction books’, New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship 9,57–69. Sequential or selective access? Young people’s strategies for finding information in non-fiction books New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship 9 57 69 Google Scholar

Shenton, A., and Dixon, P. (2004a) ‘How do youngsters use public libraries to find nonfiction books? The results of a recent research study’, Public Library Quarterly 23(3/4), 77–98. How do youngsters use public libraries to find nonfiction books? The results of a recent research study Public Library Quarterly 23 77 98 Google Scholar

Shenton, A. K., and Dixon, P. (2004b) ‘The nature of information needs and strategies for their investigation in youngsters’, Library and Information Science Research 26(3), 296–310. The nature of information needs and strategies for their investigation in youngsters Library and Information Science Research 26 296 310 Google Scholar

Walter, V. A. (1994) ‘The information needs of children’, Advances in Librarianship, 18, 111–29. The information needs of children Advances in Librarianship 18 111 29 Google Scholar

Cooper, L. Z. (2002a) ‘A case study of information seeking behavior in 7-year-old children in a semistructured situation’, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53(11), 904–22. Dr. Searchlove, or how I learned to stop Googling and love pre-coordinate indexing Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53 904 22 Google Scholar

Cooper, L. Z. (2002b) ‘Methodology for a project examining cognitive categories for library information in young children’, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53(14), 1223–31. Methodology for a project examining cognitive categories for library information in young children Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53 1223 31 Google Scholar

Large, A., Beheshti, J., Tabatabaei, N., and Nesset, V. (2009) ‘Developing a visual taxonomy: children’s views on aesthetics’, Journal of the American Society for Information and Technology 60(9), 1808–22. Journal of the American Society for Information and Technology 60 1808 22 Google Scholar

Large, A., Nesset, V., and Beheshti, J. (2008a) ‘Children as information seekers: what researchers tell us’, New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship 14(2), 121–40. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship 14 121 40 Google Scholar

Large, A., Nesset, V., Tabatabaei, N., and Beheshti, J. (2008b) ‘Bonded Design revisited: involving children in information visualization design’, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 32(3/4), 107–39. Bonded Design revisited: involving children in information visualization design Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 32 107 39 Google Scholar

Moore, P. (2000) ‘Primary school children’s interaction with library media’, Teacher Librarian 27(3), 7–11. Teacher Librarian 27 7 11 Google Scholar

Nesset, V. (2007) ‘Grade-three students’ use of print and electronic resources’, in C. Arsenault and K. Dalkir (eds), Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: Crossing Boundaries: Proceedings of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), 10–12 May 2007, Montreal, Quebec. Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: Crossing Boundaries: Proceedings of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Google Scholar

Nesset, V. (2008) The information-seeking behaviour of gradethree elementary school students in the context of a class project. Doctoral dissertation, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. The information-seeking behaviour of gradethree elementary school students in the context of a class project Google Scholar

Shenton, A. K., and Dixon, P. (2003) ‘Sequential or selective access? Young people’s strategies for finding information in non-fiction books’, New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship 9,57–69. Sequential or selective access? Young people’s strategies for finding information in non-fiction books New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship 9 57 69 Google Scholar

Shenton, A., and Dixon, P. (2004a) ‘How do youngsters use public libraries to find nonfiction books? The results of a recent research study’, Public Library Quarterly 23(3/4), 77–98. How do youngsters use public libraries to find nonfiction books? The results of a recent research study Public Library Quarterly 23 77 98 Google Scholar

Shenton, A. K., and Dixon, P. (2004b) ‘The nature of information needs and strategies for their investigation in youngsters’, Library and Information Science Research 26(3), 296–310. The nature of information needs and strategies for their investigation in youngsters Library and Information Science Research 26 296 310 Google Scholar

Walter, V. A. (1994) ‘The information needs of children’, Advances in Librarianship, 18, 111–29. The information needs of children Advances in Librarianship 18 111 29 Google Scholar

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