Browse iConference 2013 poster abstracts by Subject "social and community informatics"

  • 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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  • Du, Yunfei (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Using survey tools to develop and implement community outreach plans, librarians and information professionals in rural Texas found out what their constituents wanted and built community-centered outreach programs. ...

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  • Masten, Kathryn (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Two defining characteristics of the iSchools are that they are interdisciplinary and embrace a social agenda. With this emphasis on broader societal impacts, this vision for the iSchools closely aligns with the concept of ...

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  • Gomez, Ricardo; Bayo, Ivette; Reed, Philip; Wang, Cherry (iSchools, 2013-02)
    We present a novel design for very basic computer literacy training for extremely marginalized populations in industrialized countries, such as immigrant day laborers in the US. In addition to lacking technical skills, day ...

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  • Esraghi, Ali (iSchools, 2013-02)
    This poster describes my interdisciplinary doctoral research on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and voluntary sector organisations (VSOs). Despite the fact that ICTs proliferate within these organisations, ...

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  • Ahmed, Shameem; Blake, Catherine; Williams, Kate; Lenstra, Noah; Liu, Qiyuan (iSchools, 2013-02)
    The Claim Framework was developed to capture how scientists communicate findings from an empirical study. Although the framework has been evaluated in biomedical literature, the framework has yet to be explored with respect ...

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  • Knopp, Daniel; Greene, Olivia; Counts, Clea (iSchools, 2013-02)
    This program was an experiment started in 2011 to look into the ways that we can diversify the STEM pipeline by targeting a group of middle-school students in Baltimore, Maryland. We also introduced Information Sciences ...

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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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  • Haslhofer, Bernhard; Newman, Keith; Stefanik, Amanda; Robitza, Werner; Lagoze, Carl (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Old maps are a record of the past, exposing features people might want to tell stories about. Maphub is a Web application that enables them to do so by creating annotations on digitized high-resolution historical maps. ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Walker, Shawn; Hemsley, Jeff; Eckert, Josef; Mason, Robert M.; Nahon, Karine (iSchools, 2013-02)
    The Social Media Lab at UW (SoMeLab.net) has been collecting tweets related to the Occupy Movement since October 2011. This poster presents the challenges, technical approach, and some results from the effort, which to ...

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  • Nelhans, Gustaf; Maurin Söderholm, Hanna; Nolin, Jan; Klang, Mathias; Lassi, Monica (iSchools, 2013-02)
    In this case study we analyzed the traces of spontaneous reactions of Youtube users when confronted with the short clip ’You wouldn’t Steal a Car’, that was used by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to ...

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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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  • Lin, Peyina; Karlova, Natascha; Marino, John; Eisenberg, Michael B. (iSchools, 2013-02)
    3D social virtual worlds (VWs), like Second Life (SL), have potential as alternative modes for in-formation seeking and socialization. Yet, finding trustworthy social connections for expertise and social support can be ...

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  • Fisher, Karen E.; Fawcett, Phil (iSchools, 2013-02)
    In the United States, almost one in nine people are foreign born (2010 U.S. Census). While diversity brings incredible richness, it also belies responsibility for helping immigrants participate fully in American life and ...

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