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Accidental Information Discovery

Cultivating Serendipity in the Digital Age

Accidental Information Discovery by Tammera M. Race
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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
136 pages; ISBN 9781780634319
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Title: Accidental Information Discovery
Author: Tammera M. Race; Stephann Makri