Primary supervisorViviane Hessami
Information behaviour research is usually premised on access remaining available, that is on continuous access to information. Little research has been done on the ways people preserve information that they may need later on. However, with information more and more often provided online, continuous access to information cannot be guaranteed for disadvantaged groups who cannot afford the cost of digital technologies.
This project will aim to assess the differences in the ways men and women access and preserve information and their preferred formats to keep information for the long-term. The student will be expected to conduct interviews with male and female members of a community group with limited access to the internet (e.g. rural communities, asylum seekers) or within an ethnic community.