Browse iConference 2008 Wildcards by Title

  • DeLap, Alpha Selene; Edwards, Phillip M. (2008-02-28)
    In the past decade, “virtual” research—empirical investigations conducted via the Internet—has increased dramatically across a variety of disparate disciplines. Areas such as cybersecurity and encryption, digital government ...

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  • Rosner, Daniela Karin; Lim, Kevin Mateo; Hesse, Hannes (2008-02-28)
    Scavenger hunts are emergent collections, constructed out of small bits of information gathered by the players. As information scholars, we engage in scavenger hunts every day, whether researching ideas to formulate a ...

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  • Lin, Jimmy (2008-02-28)
    Is there a cloud in your future? Applications of “cloud computing” to Web-scale problems Proposal for a “wildcard” session, iConference 2008 Organizer: Jimmy Lin (jimmylin@umd.edu) Assistant Professor College of ...

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  • Star, Susan Leigh; Jirotka, Marina; Whalen, Jack; Calvert, Scout (2008-02-28)
    ‘New Information Systems’ is an emerging field composed of social studies of science (STS), information sciences (IS), workplace studies and technological design, and new media forms such as cyberinfrastructure or eResearch. ...

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  • Hansen, Derek L.; Bonzi, Susan M.; Kendall, Lori; McDonald, David W. (2008-02-28)
    Undergraduate education is an important component of many i-Schools and of potential interest to many others. The nature of undergraduate education within the i-School movement will, no doubt, have a significant effect ...

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  • Aparac Jelušić, Tatjana; Schloegl, Christian; Žumer, Maja; Tammaro, Anna Maria (2008-02-28)
    The countries of Central and South Europe entered the 2000s with plans to restructure their higher education systems based on Bologna recommendations and some other EU supported guidelines. The Humboldt tradition at the ...

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  • (2008-02-28)
    Community technology programs often lack the funding and technical assistance needed to sustain successful programs, let alone improve and expand their services. In the United States, these programs are training low-income ...

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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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  • Ribes, David; Borgman, Christine L.; Finholt, Thomas A.; Baker, Karen S.; Bowker, Geoffrey C. (2008-02-28)
    Engagement – sometimes called action research, contribution, or intervention – is the participation of the researcher in the object of study. It is a key contemporary feature in making iSchool research accessible and ...

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  • Stutzman, Frederic D.; Boyd, Danah; Marwick, Alice E.; Lampe, Cliff; Ellison, Nicole (2008-02-28)
    In the information sciences, there is significant interest in the study of social network websites. Sites such as Myspace and Facebook have drawn hundreds of millions of users, shaping and contextualizing new forms of ...

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  • Zollers, Alla; Moore, Tony; Nguyen, Lilly Uyen; Russell, Terrell; Stutzman, Fred (2008-02-28)
    Social tagging has emerged as one of the most popular social software tools available online. Originating from Del.icio.us, social tagging capabilities can now be found on a number of major music, news, video, and commercial ...

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  • Stam, Kathryn; Guzman, Indira; Scialdone, Michael John (2008-02-28)
    Social scientists no longer have to travel far and wide for data on social life, as it is now available at our fingertips on the web. However, many of the techniques normally used in traditional research such as ...

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