INFO SCIENCE: BoingBoing has taken note of a research project of my department at the UW. It's called Keeping Found Things Found and is all about human information behavior. Here's what BoingBoing had to say:
A new study from the University of Washington's Information School provides more proof that search rules:
More than half of survey participants admitted losing track of a paper document at least once a week -- more than twice the number of people who reported losing electronic information.
The result? While more than 60 percent reported being satisfied with their ability to handle computerized records such as e-mails, electronic documents and Web bookmarks, only 31 percent were satisfied with their ability to organize their papers.
The survey is part of an interesting project called Keeping Found Things Found, an effort to develop innovative ways to manage information stored digitally and on dead trees. Link
I feel like I should say "go dawgs!" or something here.