Browse by Author "Twidale, Michael B."

  • Thomer, Andrea K.; Twidale, Michael B. (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    The relational database has been a fixture of the modern research laboratory -- used to catalog and organize specimens and petri dishes, as well as to organize and store research data and analyses. Yet, though there are ...
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  • Twidale, Michael B.; Floyd, Ingbert R. (2008)
    Based on a study of participatory design in the development of cyberinfrastructure involving the rapid composition of open source software and web services, we consider cases where researchers create their own ad hoc ...
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  • Shreeves, Sarah L.; Knutson, Ellen M.; Stvilia, Besiki; Palmer, Carole L.; Twidale, Michael B.; Cole, Timothy W. (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2005)
    This study of metadata quality was conducted by the IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) project team (http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/) using quantitative and qualitative analysis of metadata authoring practices ...
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  • Floyd, Ingbert R.; Twidale, Michael B. (2008)
    In everyday work environments, systems for work evolve constantly in response to changing environments, the need to overcome technical and social obstacles, or out of the desire by individuals to try something new or ...
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  • Twidale, Michael B.; Jones, M. Cameron (2005)
    We look at appropriations in a number of contexts, and find that often they involve very simple ways of coordinating functionality that seems to be at odds with much of the approach of computer systems design that emphasizes ...
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  • Jones, M. Cameron; Floyd, Ingbert R.; Twidale, Michael B.; Adamczyk, Piotr D. (2008-02-28)
    iSchools have a well-established reputation for rigorous analysis, applying a range of multidisciplinary methods. However, increasingly many of us are teaching design elements as well as doing design in our research. We ...
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  • Twidale, Michael B.; Floyd, Ingbert R.; Jones, M. Cameron; Adamczyk, Piotr D. (2008)
    iSchools have a well-established reputation for rigorous analysis, applying a range of multidisciplinary methods. However, increasingly many of us are teaching design elements as well as doing design in our research. We ...
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  • Jones, M. Cameron; Churchill, Elizabeth F.; Twidale, Michael B. (IEEE, 2008)
    Research on web mashups and visual languages share an interest in human-centered computing. Both research communities are concerned with supporting programming by everyday, technically inexpert users. Visual programming ...
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  • Stvilia, Besiki; Gasser, Les; Twidale, Michael B.; Shreeves, Sarah L.; Cole, Timothy W. (2004-11-06)
    This paper presents early results from our empirical studies of metadata quality in large corpuses of metadata harvested under Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocols. Along with some discussion of why and how metadata ...
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  • Hahn, James F.; Twidale, Michael B.; Gutierrez, Alejandro; Farivar, Reza (Routledge, 2011)
    Navigation within the physical library building can be supported with mobile computing technology; specifically, a path suggestion software application on a patron’s mobile device can direct her to the location of the ...
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  • Lueg, Christopher P.; Huang, Jeff; Twidale, Michael B. (2007-03)
    In order to protect email users from receiving unsolicited commercial email or spam, anti-spam measures building on technologies, such as filters and block lists, have been deployed widely. However, there is some evidence ...
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  • Zilouchian Moghaddam, Roshanak; Bongen, Kora A.; Twidale, Michael B. (2010)
    A study of the Drupal open source project shows the rather problematic status of usability designers with respect to the larger developer community. Issues of power, trust, and identity arise and affect the way that usability ...
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  • Singh, Vandana; Twidale, Michael B.; Rathi, Dinesh (2006)
    We explore online technical support of open source software by a study of postings to discussion boards. Our results indicate that there are several types of detail that are required by the help-givers to be able to diagnose ...
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  • Urban, Richard J.; Twidale, Michael B. (2010-01-13)
    As aggregations of digitized cultural heritage materials grow larger, it becomes difficult to understand the size, scope and significant features of purpose-built collections. The dimensionless nature of digital libraries ...
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  • Jones, M. Cameron; Floyd, Ingbert R.; Twidale, Michael B. (2007)
    This chapter explores the concept of patchwork prototyping - the combining of open source software applications to rapidly create a rudimentary but fully functional prototype that can be used and hence evaluated in real ...
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  • Cole, Timothy W.; Mischo, William H.; Palmer, Carole L.; Twidale, Michael B.; Bennett, Nuala A. (2002)
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign proposes to design, implement, and research a collection-level registry and item-level metadata repository service that will aggregate information about digital collections ...
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  • Floyd, Ingbert R.; Jones, M. Cameron; Twidale, Michael B. (Taylor & Francis, 2008)
    Persona-based design (PBD) has become a popular method for enabling design teams to reason and communicate about user centered design issues and trade-offs. There is a growing body of literature that describes different ...
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  • Urban, Richard J.; Twidale, Michael B.; Marty, Paul F. (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, 2007-06-06)
    This poster explores how "residents" are using the virtual world Second Life as a third place to engage in serious leisure by creating museums and archaeological sites.
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  • Jones, M. Cameron; Twidale, Michael B. (2009-02-08)
    The paper proposes the term ‗software informatics‘ to describe research on the individual, collaborative, and social aspects of software production and use, spanning multiple representations of software from design, to ...
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  • Jones, M. Cameron; Twidale, Michael B. (2009-02-09)
    The paper proposes the term 'software informatics' to describe research on the individual, collaborative, and social aspects of software production and use, spanning multiple representations of software from ...
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