Accidental Information Discovery. Cultivating Serendipity in by Tammera M. Race, Stephann Makri

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By Tammera M. Race, Stephann Makri

Accidental details Discovery: Cultivating Serendipity within the electronic Age offers readers with an engaging dialogue at the methods serendipity―defined because the unintended discovery of valued information―plays an incredible function in artistic problem-solving.

This insightful source brings jointly discussions on serendipity and data discovery, learn in computing device and data technological know-how, and engaging suggestions at the inventive strategy. 5 thorough chapters discover the importance of serendipity in creativity and innovation, the features of serendipity-friendly instruments and minds, and the way destiny discovery environments might inspire serendipity.

  • Examines serendipity in a multidisciplinary context
  • Bridges idea and practice
  • Explores electronic info landscapes of the long run with essays from present researchers
  • Brings the concept that of unintentional discovery and its price entrance and center

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50). They understand writing as an act of discovering what they have to say. They describe their first drafts as “usually scattered attempts to define the territory, [whereas] their objective in the second draft is to begin observing general patterns of development and deciding what should be included or excluded” (Sommers, 2011, p. 50). Experienced writers see dissonance as productive: “the heart of revision is the process by which writers recognize and resolve the dissonance they sense in their writing” (Sommers, 2011, p.

To do so, they might: • Provide students in-class opportunities to analyze everyday encounters, so they gain practice understanding how to define problems through the vocabulary and methodology of the field. • Partner with local cities or nonprofit organizations who wrestle with the kinds of problems the field works to solve. Such partnerships can provide unique hands-on learning experiences, upon which the professor and librarian can scaffold appropriate research activities. The partnerships also introduce students to new relationships, which also increases the possibility for serendipitous encounters.

222). The second distinguishes it from problem-solving publications, because, he says, the value of this sort of writing is intrinsic to the discipline (p. 222). Carter (2012) notes a little cynically that people write research from sources to demonstrate that they know their discipline—they can read literature as literature scholars do or they can approach religious questions as religious scholars would (p. 223). But when such a view applies, it is only within those genres unique to classroom settings, such as research papers.

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