“… encompasses information seeking as well as the totality of other unintentional or passive behaviors (such as glimpsing or encountering information), as well as purposive behaviors that do not involve seeking, such as avoiding information.”
Krikelas Model (everyday behavior) Information gathering Information giving Need-creating event/environment Needs (deferred) Needs (immediate) Source preference Internal External Memory Direct (structured) observations Direct (interper-sonal) Contact Recorded (literature) Personal files
A plot of word frequency in Wikipedia (November 27, 2006). x is rank of a word in the frequency table; y is the total number of the word’s occurrences. Most popular words are “the”, “of” and “and”, as expected.