Advances in Information Management: A festschrift in honour of Mark Hepworth

Advances in Information Management: A festschrift in honour of Mark Hepworth

This special issue of the journal honours Mark Hepworth, Emeritus Professor at Loughborough University, who for many years pushed forward the boundaries in studies of people's information behaviour and their information experience. His research concentrated on how people interact with and use information to enable them to achieve their objectives. This interest evolved over many years while studying different groups of people, for example patients with multiple sclerosis, carers and students. This led to understanding their information behaviour, needs and the factors that affect their information experience, with a particular focus stemming from these studies being the need to consider people’s information capabilities and information literacy.

The articles in this special issue reflect several of the topics – health information, development studies, and information behaviour – that characterised Mark Hepworth’s career.

An integrated model highlighting information literacy and knowledge formation in information behaviour,Assessing Information Literacy Skills Among Young Information Age Students in Singapore,Comparison of US and UK rankings of LIS journals,Making sense of dementia: a phenomenographic study of the information behaviours of people diagnosed with dementia,Mark Hepworth: In memoriam,Mobile Phones for Development: An Information Case Study of Mobile Phone Kiosk Vendors in the Congo,Myths about HIV and AIDS among serodiscordant couples in Malawi

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