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Durham University

Department of English Studies


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Publication details for Professor Claire Warwick

Rimmer, J., Warwick, C., Blandford, A., Gow, J. & Buchanan, G. (2006). Information seeking in the Humanities: physicality and digitality. Physicality 2006 first International Workshop on Physicality, Lancaster University, UK, 6-7 February 2006 position papers, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, Lancaster University.

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This paper presents a brief overview of a research project
that is examining the information seeking practices of
humanities scholars. The results of this project are being
used to develop digital resources to better support these
work activities. Initial findings from a recent set of
interviews is offered, revealing the importance of physical
artefacts in the humanities scholars’ research processes and
the limitations of digital resources. Finally, further work
that is soon to be undertaken is summarised, and it is hoped
that after participation in this workshop these ideas will be

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