The onus on us? Stage one in developing an i-Trust model for our users.

Pickard, Alison, Gannon-Leary, Pat and Coventry, Lynne (2011) The onus on us? Stage one in developing an i-Trust model for our users. Library and Information Research, 35 (111). pp. 87-104. ISSN 1756-1086

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This article describes a Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)-funded project, conducted by a cross-disciplinary team, examining trust in information resources in the web environment employing a literature review and online Delphi study with follow-up community consultation. The project aimed to try to explain how users assess or assert trust in their use of resources in the web environment; to examine how perceptions of trust influence the behavior of information users; and to consider whether ways of asserting trust in information resources could assist the development of information literacy. A trust model was developed from the analysis of the literature and discussed in the consultation. Elements comprising the i-Trust model include external factors, internal factors and user's cognitive state. This article gives a brief overview of the JISC funded project which has now produced the i-Trust model (Pickard et. al. 2010) and focuses on issues of particular relevance for information providers and practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: electronic resources, i-Trust, digital literacy
Subjects: P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 10:47
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 12:33

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