Browse iConference 2013 poster abstracts by Issue Date

  • McCay-Peet, Lori; Toms, Elaine G. (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Serendipity is broadly defined as an unexpected and valuable experience prompted by an individual’s interactions with ideas, information, objects, and phenomena; in digital worlds the challenge to date has been in designing ...

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  • Bogers, Toine; Rasmussen, Rune Rosenborg; Jensen, Louis Sebastian Bo (iSchools, 2013-02)
    While the phenomenon of serendipity has proven to be a popular research topic, the issue of how to measure it effectively still relatively unexplored. We present an exploratory study that contributes to our understanding ...

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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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  • Zavalina, Oksana L.; Vassilieva, Elena V. (iSchools, 2013-02)
    This poster presents findings of an exploratory comparative analysis of user search queries in three large-scale digital libraries: two domain-specific (National Science Digital Library and Opening History) functioning in ...

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  • Gollner, Kathleen; Webster, Tenny; Nathan, Lisa (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Through this poster we introduce the recent appearance of Neighborhood Book Exchanges (NooX) across North America and outline our plans for an empirical investigation of the phenomenon. Our investigation draws upon social ...

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  • Han, Shuguang; Yue, Zhen; He, Daqing (iSchool, 2013-02)
    Information seeking process is an important research topic in information seeking behavior. Both qualitative and empirical methods have been adopted in analyzing information search processes with major focus on uncovering ...

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  • Lu, Kun (iSchool, 2013-02)
    The Vector Space Model (VSM) and the Language Model (LM) are the most popular information retrieval models currently. They provide different ways to represent documents and queries, as well as different means to evaluate ...

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  • Haimson, Oliver L.; Cartagena, Josh (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Global social movements of 2011 like the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street were unprecedented in their use of social media as an organizing tool and communication technique. To further explore the role of mobile/social ...

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  • Thompson, Hale; Koepfler, Jes A.; Sydenham, Katherine; Hoffman, Anthony (iSchools, 2013-02)
    The Real Talk Toolkit for community transparency, and mobile governance is inspired by the design imperative to close the gap between the way communities are experienced online and in the real world. the toolkit, which ...

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  • Mugar, Gabriel H. (iSchools, 2013-02)
    The sharing economy describes an economic model where people sell, share, or barter their skills or owned assets directly to others. This economy is facilitated primarily by websites that act as hubs for the visibility and ...

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  • Khazraee, Emad (iSchools, 2013-02)
    It has been discussed intensively that technology can shape social and in return is being shaped and adapted by its social context of use. Social media technologies have become pervasive in the recent years. It has been ...

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  • Ahmed, Syed Ishtiaque; Cambo, Scott Allen; Lagoze, Carl; Velden, Theresa (iSchools, 2013-02)
    This poster reports on our latest results in a multiyear project that employs a mixed network analytic and ethnographic approach to understand the factors underlying field-specific attitudes towards openness and sharing ...

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  • Zhao, Star X.; Liu, Xiaozhong; Ye, Fred Y. (iSchools, 2013-02)
    This study presents the idea and design of a method to characterize the scholar h-index by full-text citation analysis. The method combines the citation analysis and text mining to modify the oversimplified process of ...

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  • Seberger, John S.; Knobel, Cory P. (iSchools, 2013-02)
    This poster describes the creation of a multi-modal, interactive digital report as an example of emerging configurations of scholarly communication. The digital report is a web-based artifact including textual, aural, ...

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  • Biava, Ryan (iSchools, 2013-02)
    What can we learn about how Members of Congress (MCs) frame the regulation and uses of the Internet by analyzing how they entitle legislation they sponsor that contains the word ‘Internet’? Existing literatures on framing ...

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  • Waugh, Laura (iSchools, 2013-02)
    The Open Access (OA) movement has led to a rethinking and restructuring of traditional publishing funding models. A growing number of OA journals require authors to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) in order to have ...

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  • Kusunoki, Diana S.; Sarcevic, Aleksandra (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Users and the information systems designed to support their needs and behaviors are becoming increasingly complex. Evaluators are tasked with designing evaluation methods that address the evaluation challenges of systems ...

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  • Carmichael, Lisandra R.; McClure, Charles R.; Mandel, Lauren M.; Mardis, Marcia (iSchools, 2013-02)
    A series of studies of rural Florida community anchor institutions have concluded that existing national measurement practices for broadband penetration, adoption, and impact are often poorly defined, confusing, or inadequate ...

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  • Kazmer, Michelle M.; Glueckauf, Robert L.; Ma, Jinxuan; Schettini, Gabriel; Silva, Michelle (iSchools, 2013-02)
    This poster reports findings from an analysis of 81 qualitative interviews with rural dementia caregivers who participated in two research projects that evaluated cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) problem-solving interventions ...

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  • Kim, David (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Placing the Walls is a digital project that analyzes the ‘mural environment’ of the Estrada Courts Public Housing in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, the site of more than sixty wall paintings organized by the community ...

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