Personal Information Management Strategies and Tactics Used by Senior Engineers

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106236
Title:
Personal Information Management Strategies and Tactics Used by Senior Engineers
Author:
Pikas, Christina K.
Editors:
Grove, Andrew
Citation:
Personal Information Management Strategies and Tactics Used by Senior Engineers 2007, 44
Publisher:
American Society for Information Science and Technology
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106236
Submitted date:
2008-01-25
Abstract:
This paper reports the results of an exploratory qualitative study of how senior engineers in a research laboratory environment do personal information management (PIM). Responsive, semi-structured interviews were conducted with four senior engineers. Thirteen themes in four groupings emerged. The four groupings are: organization and retrieval, un-organized aspects, information keeping and preservation, and use of specialized tools. Themes not seen in other studies are: writing to remember and reporting to retrieve, and personal handbooks. The themes are described in detail. Implications for the design of information systems and future work are discussed.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Knowledge Management; User Studies; Qualitative Research
Local subject classification:
Personal information management; PIM; Engineers

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPikas, Christina K.en_US
dc.contributor.editorGrove, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-25T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:43:01Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-01-25en_US
dc.identifier.citationPersonal Information Management Strategies and Tactics Used by Senior Engineers 2007, 44en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106236-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports the results of an exploratory qualitative study of how senior engineers in a research laboratory environment do personal information management (PIM). Responsive, semi-structured interviews were conducted with four senior engineers. Thirteen themes in four groupings emerged. The four groupings are: organization and retrieval, un-organized aspects, information keeping and preservation, and use of specialized tools. Themes not seen in other studies are: writing to remember and reporting to retrieve, and personal handbooks. The themes are described in detail. Implications for the design of information systems and future work are discussed.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society for Information Science and Technologyen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Managementen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen_US
dc.subject.otherPersonal information managementen_US
dc.subject.otherPIMen_US
dc.subject.otherEngineersen_US
dc.titlePersonal Information Management Strategies and Tactics Used by Senior Engineersen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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