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Finding Family Facts in the Digital Age : Family History Research and Production Literacies

Author: Heather Lynn Willever-Farr; Andrea Forte; Drexel University. College of Computing and Informatics.
Publisher: [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] : Drexel University, 2017.
Dissertation: Ph. D., Information Studies Drexel University 2017
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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This study examines the online information behaviors of experienced and novice family history researchers, though the lens of accuracy and an increasingly digital research and production environment. It presents a model of the information behaviors of family history researchers, as well as a literacies framework, which visualizes the skills and knowledge needed to conduct accurate family history research and produce  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Theses
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Lynn Willever-Farr; Andrea Forte; Drexel University. College of Computing and Informatics.
OCLC Number: 993939157
Notes: Advisor: Andrea Forte.
Description: ix, 281 leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: by Heather Lynn Willever-Farr.

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This study examines the online information behaviors of experienced and novice family history researchers, though the lens of accuracy and an increasingly digital research and production environment. It presents a model of the information behaviors of family history researchers, as well as a literacies framework, which visualizes the skills and knowledge needed to conduct accurate family history research and produce accurate family histories in the digital age.

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