Providing meaningful information: Part D—Current awareness

Sarah T. Jewell    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, United States


Informationists have the tools they need to help their users combat information fatigue. After the theoretical underpinnings of what makes a successful current awareness service are covered, user and resource assessment techniques will be shared. Unique, modern approaches to current awareness, such as social media, gray literatures, open access literature, and disaster/change management literature will be discussed. Finally, a case study on using Twitter and Facebook to provide current awareness of the literature to students, clinicians, and researchers in a university setting will ...

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