Browse by Subject "social informatics"

  • Worrall, Adam (iSchools, 2015-03-15)
    This paper presents findings on the roles that two digital libraries and virtual book club communities, LibraryThing and Goodreads, play in the existing and emergent communities of their users. Informed by social informatics ...

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  • Rebaza, Claudia M. (2009)
    Female coterie writing groups have had certain characteristics in common across centuries that can be seen today in fan fiction writing groups online. This dissertation focuses on one group of such writers who are active ...

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  • Sweeney, Miriam (2014-01-16)
    Increasingly anthropomorphism is used as a design strategy in computing interfaces to make them more accessible and intuitive to users. Technologies are never neutral, and always consist of a complex arrangement of ...

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  • Ekbia, Hamid R.; Nardi, Bonnie; Sabanovic, Selma (iSchools, 2015-03-15)
    Growing interest in robotics in policy and professional circles promises a future where machines will perform many of the social and institutional functions that have traditionally belonged to human beings. This promise ...

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  • Gasson, Susan (iSchools, 2015-03-15)
    The paper explores an alternative approach to organizing information and data, based on categories of interest to local practice. It critiques current approaches to ontology and categorization schema development. An ...

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  • Worrall, Adam (iSchool, 2013-02)
    Despite increased study of social contexts within information science, it is still unclear if and how digital libraries support and facilitate collaboration, communities, and other social contexts. This poster presents a ...

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  • Haythornthwaite, Caroline A. (2006-09)
    This paper presents the background, arguments and examples to support a social informatics of elearning. In more than 25 years of studies of information and communication technology, social informatics draws our attention ...

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  • Haythornthwaite, Caroline A. (2010-03-30)
    This presentation is the 5th in a series of public lectures given in London, England as part of the Leverhulme Trust Lecture Series on the topic of Learning Networks. The presentation describes the socio-technical/ social ...

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  • Rhinesmith, Colin (2014-09-16)
    This study investigates the infrastructural tensions that shaped a cloud computing software implementation within a community-based organization in East St. Louis, Illinois. A community-based organization provides nonprofit ...

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  • Fleischmann, Kenneth R.; Takayama, Yasuhiro; Cheng, An-Shou; Tomiura, Yoichi; Oard, Douglas W.; Ishita, Emi (iSchools, 2015-03-15)
    This paper describes an initial analysis of the association of specific vocabulary choices with the invocation of human values in testimonies prepared for public hearings about Net neutrality in the United States. Motivation ...

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  • Fleischmann, Kenneth R.; Shilton, Katie; Nathan, Lisa; Erickson, Ingrid (iSchools, 2015-03-15)
    Abstract How do values inspire, energize, and politicize the design process? In turn, how does the process of design influence and inform our understanding of values? This workshop will explore the relationships between ...

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  • Grace, Rob; Fonseca, Frederico (iSchools, 2015-03-15)
    Opportunities for co-produced digital media find users differentially involved within emergent and unfamiliar configurations of technologies, organizations, and complex information flows. Addressing the interaction patterns ...

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