Browse iConference 2014 Poster Descriptions by Title

  • Xiao, Lu; Khazaei, Taraneh (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    Changes are inevitable in project management and project managers are often required to make change decisions that may have significant effects on the success of the project. To support project managers' decision-making ...

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  • Schneider, Edward F. (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    Comic books can potentially be a useful tool for education in public health crisis, especially in areas with high rates of illiteracy. This research presents the results of a quantitative survey of public health comics, ...

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  • Cooper, Danielle (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    This poster introduces lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) grassroots information organizations and outlines a plan for an ethnographic research project to study these organizations' current contexts. Drawing ...

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  • Sanfilippo, Madelyn Rose (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    This poster presents research-in-progress which seeks to evaluate a proposed theoretical framework in the context of unequal access to research results and data with national security implications among collaborators. The ...

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  • Pointon, Matthew (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    This paper describes an investigation into the synthesis of user information behavior models and technological models of mobile computing to provide a new approach to smart/mobile user testing. Smartphone take-up has ...

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  • Yan, Jasy Liew Suet; McCracken, Nancy; Crowston, Kevin (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    Qualitative content analysis is commonly used by social scientists to understand the practices of the groups they study, but it is often infeasible to manually code a large text corpus within a reasonable time frame and ...

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  • DesArmo, Joel; You, SukJin; Mu, Xiangming; Dimitroff, Alexandra (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    This study aims to increase the use of virtual reference service by increasing the awareness of the availability of the service to users who really need it. A new situationally-based virtual reference interface, called the ...

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  • Kaskazi, Amana (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    The use of social networking sites (SNS) has had implications in traditional areas of communication such as identity and relationship construction. This study explores how identity is expressed on Facebook and Twitter, the ...

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  • Shankar, Kalpana; Eschenfelder, Kristin; Downey, Greg; Fleming, Peter; Engerson, Cynthia; Lin, Rebecca; McBurney, Jennifer Nygren (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    There has been a sizeable investment in the development of large-scale data and appropriate infrastructures in the physical and biological sciences and increasingly in the social sciences and humanities. Concerns about ...

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  • Huang, Hsiao-Ying (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    The purpose of this poster is to present how the space interpretation, as a cultural dimension, influences the students' usage of social network sites (SNSs) in computer-mediated collaboration at the University of Edinburgh. ...

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  • Barniskis, Shannon Crawford (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    Public libraries around the world are adding collaborative creative spaces, often known as makerspaces, which facilitate hands-on activities with digital and electronic tools such as 3D printers and soldering irons, as ...

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  • Kim, Sumi; Choi, Heekyung (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    In Korea, the rapid development of information and communication technologies and the aging of the society have caused a wide information gap between generations and the effective exclusion of the elderly. As such, this ...

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  • Watson, Ian Robert (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    This work looks at the teaching of eastern educated students (largely instructivist) by staff teaching in a western educational style (constructivist) if these staff themselves have been educated in an eastern educational ...

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  • Bahm, Cristina Robles; Hirtle, Stephen C. (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    This project examines and compares the inferred cognitive workload of detailed and non-detailed textual directions in a navigation task. A user study was conducted where participants navigated through two virtual worlds, ...

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  • Leung, Sook Yee; Corral, Raul; Smith, Gerald; Pink, Ryan; Roper, Gregory (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    In the 2012 US presidential election, there was concern about voter turnout. Since Obama for America's use of social media during 2008 Presidential elections, there has been growing speculation of social media becoming a ...

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  • Mon, Lorri; Lee, Jisue (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    This poster presents a study that examines online profiles of 300 U.S. public libraries on Twitter to analyze how public libraries are constructing online identity and creating a visibility and voice in social space through ...

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  • Green, Harriett E.; Fenlon, Katrina S.; Senseney, Megan; Bhattacharyya, Sayan; Willis, Craig; Organisciak, Peter; Downie, J. Stephen; Cole, Timothy; Plale, Beth (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    Scholars from numerous disciplines rely on collections of texts to support research activities. On this diverse and interdisciplinary frontier of digital scholarship, libraries and information institutions must 1) prepare ...

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  • Thomer, Andrea K.; Weber, Nicholas M. (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    This poster proposes the use of Named Entity Recognition as a heuristic tool for improving manual document classification. This technique was developed as part of a project studying collaborative work via the acknowledgment ...

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  • Mitani, Naoya; Ishita, Emi; Watanabe, Yukiko (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    In this paper, we aim to make clear what problems might occur when public libraries in Japan introduce e-books. We conducted semi-structured interviews with nine public library directors. These interviews revealed a wide ...

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  • Sen, Barbara A.; Chapman, Elizabeth L.; Villa, Robert (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    Project WHIPPET funded by the European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) aims to understand the diversity of information roles in the health sector. A pilot survey was distributed at the EAHIL workshop, ...

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