Extension for Blog Report Post #2

Hey all – I want to offer an extension on Blog Report Post #2: Describing Your Community. I want to give you extra time to consider how you will describe your community within the parameters of our course. Please have your post published to your blog by September 16th.

Read over the helper!

Helpful Hint: Select a community that might already be of interest to Information Professionals. Research of a community that has captured the curiosity of other information professionals will yield results more readily than research of an especially obscure community.

Here is the helper I posted earlier this week:

Blog Post #2: Describe the Information Community you are choosing to explore for the course and the research paper. Utilize Fisher & Bishop’s definition and characteristics of Information Communities to describe your choice to the class.

7 thoughts on “Extension for Blog Report Post #2

  1. Sarah Greer

    I would like to choose soldiers diagnosed with PTSD as my research community, primarily why the illness occurs and then how soldiers are assimilated back into society. I am concerned about two aspects of that topic though.
    1. That it falls under the category of health related topics because it involves mental health.
    2. I am partially biased because I was a soldier, although I may be able to remain objective because I have never experienced or witnessed anyone that has PTSD (that I am aware of). And I could also interview soldiers!
    Do you think it would be a good topic to choose all things considered?

    1. Michael Stephens Post author

      @sarahjj It might be good to take a look in the LIS databases and see id there has been research done on soldiers with PTSD and their information behaviors and needs. Might be good to see if there has been LIS research on soldiers in general – related of course to information behaviors and needs. Also health information seeking behavior would fit. Many of the models we cover in modules 3 and 4 could be applied as well.

      Important note – please see this post from August 30:


      We cannot do any type of data gathering beyond published literature and exploring online spaces for INFO 200.

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