Accidental Information Discovery

Cultivating Serendipity in the Digital Age

by Tammera M. Race,

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  • 9781843347507
  • 9781780634319

Accidental Information Discovery: Cultivating Serendipity in the Digital Age provides readers with an interesting discussion on the ways serendipity—defined as the accidental discovery of valued information—plays an important role in creative problem-solving.

This insightful resource brings together discussions on serendipity and information discovery, research in computer and information science, and interesting thoughts on the creative process. Five thorough chapters explore the significance of serendipity in creativity and innovation, the characteristics of serendipity-friendly tools and minds, and how future discovery environments may encourage serendipity.

  • Examines serendipity in a multidisciplinary context
  • Bridges theory and practice
  • Explores digital information landscapes of the future with essays from current researchers
  • Brings the concept of accidental discovery and its value front and center
  • Elsevier Science; June 2016
  • ISBN 9781780634319
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Accidental Information Discovery
  • Author: Tammera M. Race (ed.); Stephann Makri (ed.)
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781843347507
  • 9781780634319