City Research Online

No such thing as society? On the individuality of information behavior

Bawden, D. & Robinson, L. (2013). No such thing as society? On the individuality of information behavior. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(12), pp. 2587-2590. doi: 10.1002/asi.22971


This opinion piece considers the relative importance of individual and social factors in determining information behavior. It concludes that individual factors are more central and fundamental, although they may certainly be qualified by social and cultural factors and even though there are good reasons for studying and analyzing information behavior in terms of social groups. More studies of interesting emergent factors and behaviors in social settings would be valuable.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Library & Information Science
SWORD Depositor:
[thumbnail of no such thing as society.pdf]
Download (98kB) | Preview


Add to AnyAdd to TwitterAdd to FacebookAdd to LinkedinAdd to PinterestAdd to Email


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics

Actions (login required)

Admin Login Admin Login