McGill's School of Information Studies Presents Elaine Toms

Integrating Information Search into the Workflow Process
Typically information search is treated as a simple isolated event – insert some keywords into a box and examine an array of snippets, and the job is considered finished. But the search for information is more complex than that and remains unsupported by existing technologies that focus primarilyon tuning search algorithms.

This talk will examine search as a process within the larger work task andwork environment to reconsider the design of that search interface, and the "interface" of search within the larger work task.

Elaine Toms is the Canada Research Chair in Management Informatics, Professor & Director iLab in the Faculty of Management of Dalhousie University.

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