Browse by Author "Urban, Richard J."

  • Urban, Richard J. (2009-01-20)
    The development of domain ontologies and the process of open/axial coding outlined by Strauss & Corbin's (1998) grounded theory methods bear important similarities that point towards opportunities for "cross-fertilization" ...
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  • Renear, Allen H.; Wickett, Karen M.; Urban, Richard J.; Dubin, David; Shreeves, Sarah L. (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, 2008-09-24)
    Contemporary retrieval systems, which search across collections, usually ignore collection-level metadata. Alternative approaches, exploiting collection-level information, will require an understanding of the various kinds ...
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  • Urban, Richard J. (2005-12-06)
    This paper combines a review of information-seeking behavior studies with qualitative interviews of humanities scholars using the IMLS Digital Collection Registry.
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  • Urban, Richard J.; Twidale, Michael B.; Adamczyk, Piotr D. (2010-02-03)
    Large-scale aggregations of digital collections from libraries, archives and museums offer users unprecedented access to cultural heritage materials. But they also have failed to incorporate important contextual information ...
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  • Urban, Richard J. (2009-10-27)
    Slides presented to the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies annual meeting. Update on IMLS DCC progress since spring, 2009; Flickr Feasibility Study; collection development (of IMLS DCC and Opening History Collections) ...
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  • Urban, Richard J. (2009-02-08)
    The Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA) is a foundational framework for describing cultural heritage resources. This poster presents a model of the CDWA Lite core categories as an OWL ontology.
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  • Urban, Richard J. (2009-02-09)
    The Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA) is a foundational framework for describing cultural heritage resources. This poster presents a model of the CDWA Lite core categories as an OWL ontology.
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  • Urban, Richard J. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2011)
    Bibliographic records -- including metadata -- are often defined as data that describes or is about resources. The function of such records is to help users identify, select, and obtain the resources that meet their ...
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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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  • Urban, Richard J. (2012-05-22)
    The Dublin Core 1:1 Principle asserts that "related but conceptually different entities, for example a painting and a digital image of the painting, are described by separate metadata records" (Woodley et al., 2005). While ...
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  • Renear, Allen H.; Wickett, Karen M.; Urban, Richard J.; Dubin, David (ACM, 2008-06-17)
    Formalizing collection-level/item-level metadata relationships encounters the problem of trivial satisfaction. We offer a solution related to current work in IR and ontology evaluation.
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  • Wickett, Karen M.; Renear, Allen H.; Urban, Richard J. (2010-10-25)
    Collections of artifacts, images, texts, and other cultural objects are not arbitrary aggregations, but are designed to support specific research and scholarly activities. Collection-level metadata directly supports this ...
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  • Wickett, Karen M.; Urban, Richard J.; Renear, Allen H. (2010-10-25)
    Slides from a presentation at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
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  • Urban, Richard J. (Archives & Museum Informatics, 2007-03)
    The paper gives an overview of some of the museum-like activities currently being undertaken in Second Life. Current development is mainly in the hands of pioneers, often interested amateurs engaging in serious leisure to ...
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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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  • Reilly, Maeve; Rotolo, Anthony; Main, Sherry; Urban, Richard J. (2010-02-03)
    Social and new media tools have increased in popularity and accessibility over the past year and have become much more than social networks and entertainment sites. As students and the press alike come to rely on social ...
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  • Renear, Allen H.; Urban, Richard J.; Wickett, Karen M.; Palmer, Carole L.; Dubin, David (2008-06)
    Many aspects of managing collection/item metadata relationships are critical to sustaining collection value over time. Metadata at the collection-level not only provides context for finding, understanding, and using the ...
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  • Urban, Richard J.; Wickett, Karen M.; Renear, Allen H. (2010-07-29)
    This paper describes the development of a testbed for formalized categories of collection-item metadata relationships. Because these categories are characterized using logic-based formal languages and are most naturally ...
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  • Twidale, Michael B.; Urban, Richard J. (2006-03-21)
    A report on the usability testing of the IMLS DCC collection registry web interface.
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