Veinot's paper named 'best'

Assistant Professor Tiffany Veinot has received the 2011 Outstanding Paper Award from the Journal of Documentation for her paper, "A Multilevel Model of HIV/AIDS Information/Help Network Development."

Tiffany Veinot

The honor, awarded by the journal’s editors, named the paper as the best published in the journal in the past year.

The Journal of Documentation is a top-ranked information science journal, and the key journal for publishing theoretical advances in the discipline.

The paper is the first to describe and explain an understudied type of information behavior: information/help network development at individual, group and institutional levels. As such, it models the complex dynamics that make individual acts of interpersonal information acquisition and sharing possible.

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011