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Stephann participates in ASIS&T panel on 'Research perspectives in serendipity and information encountering' in Copenhagen

posted Nov 16, 2016, 4:05 AM by Stephann Makri
In October 2016, Stephann participated in a discussion panel on 'Research perspectives in serendipity and information encountering' at the Assiciation for Information Science and Technology annual conference in Copenhagen. The panel comprised inter-disciplinary researchers in serendipity and information encountering, including Lennart Björneborn from the University of Copenhagen, Naresh Agarwal from Simmons College, Elaine Toms from the University of Sheffield, Jannica Heinström from Åbo Akademi University, Sanda Erdelez from the University of Missouri and Jamshid Beheshti from McGill University.

The panel included discussion on how serendipity in the context of information acquisition could be best understood, captured and designed for. There was enthusiasm about the potential for serendipity and information encountering to enhance the lives of users of digital information environments - by helping them to discover useful information unexpectedly.
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Stephann Makri,
Nov 16, 2016, 4:05 AM
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