In this book, Cole attempts to establish a framework for the information searching process. Cole analyzes information need from the perspectives of both information science and computer science. Where information science considers the need as sensory (perceptual-cognitive), computer science views information need as mechanical (input-output). The book, one in the ASIST Monograph Series, is a conceptual work that presents a systematic overview of users’ information retrieval practices.
Duffin, Kirstin, "Review of Information Need: A Theory Connecting Information Search to Knowledge Formation" (2012). Faculty Research & Creative Activity. 73.