Browse School of Information Sciences by Author "Twidale, Michael B."

  • Twidale, Michael B.; Nichols, David M. (Taylor & Francis, 2009)
    Collaborative information retrieval (CIR) encompasses the many varied social approaches to information seeking. Although some information retrieval systems have given an impression of individual access to resources, there ...

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  • Palmer, Carole L.; Knutson, Ellen M.; Twidale, Michael B. (2005-09-21)
    This white paper provides preliminary analysis of the data we have collected related to collection definition and provides a sketch of our next steps as we continue research in this area.

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  • Palmer, Carole L.; Knutson, Ellen M.; Twidale, Michael B.; Zavalina, Oksana L. (Information Today, 2006-11-06)
    As part of a federation project providing integrated access to over 170 digital collections, we are studying how collections can best be represented to meet the needs of service providers and diverse user communities. This ...

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  • Twidale, Michael B.; Wang, X. Christine; Hinn, D. Michelle (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005)
    The authors combine their experiences in three independent studies of informal learning in the contexts of the workplace, school and leisure. They uncover aspects of collaborative work, learning and play involving the use ...

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  • Crabtree, Andy; Nichols, David M.; O'Brien, Jon; Rouncefield, Mark; Twidale, Michael B. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000-05-18)
    This paper describes ethnomethodologically informed ethnography (EM) as a methodology for information science research, illustrating the approach with the results of a study in a university library. We elucidate major ...

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  • Jones, M.C.; Twidale, Michael B. (2012)
    In this paper we present some observations of programmers citing and attributing copied code via comments in their source code. We see this as an example of a broader collaborative fabric which is woven into software ...

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  • Cole, Timothy W.; Jackson, Amy S.; Palmer, Carole L.; Shreeves, Sarah L.; Twidale, Michael B.; Zavalina, Oksana L. (2006-10)
    This white paper details our findings to date relevant to the Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections. We provide sixteen recommendations to NISO suggesting potential ways to improve the impact and/or ...

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  • Zhang, Hong; Twidale, Michael B. (2011-05-27)
    The current folder system on personal computers is not only a storage place for information organization and retrieval; it also serves as a set of potential workplaces for projects or tasks. We performed a qualitative study ...

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  • Zhang, Hong; Twidale, Michael B. (2010-08)
    This paper reports one part of results of a qualitative study conducted in an information institute. By investigating how people creatively organize their information items in current hierarchical folder systems on computers, ...

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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)
    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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  • Nichols, David M.; Twidale, Michael B.; Cunningham, S.J. (ACM, 2012)
    The open access movement has highlighted the barriers that exist for users to gain access to significant portions of the research literature. The open data approach seeks to extend the principles of open access to the data ...

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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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  • 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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