Dissertations and Theses - Library and Information Science
This community contains dissertations and theses from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
(2015-07-14)The sharing and reuse of research data relies on the provision of metadata and documentation. At present, scientists are not prepared to invest in the kind of rich description that will offer high functionality and ...
Capturing the context of digital literacy: a case study of Illinois public libraries in underserved communities (2015-07-17)This dissertation study examines the role of the public library in fostering digital literacies in underserved Illinois communities. Over the course of two years I collected data on the library as an institution, and as a ...
(2000)The Farmington Plan was a program of cooperative acquisition of foreign publications, established by the Association of Research Libraries in 1948 and terminated in 1972. Its original goal was that at least one copy of ...
A Community of Practice Using Computer -Mediated Communication for Legitimate Peripheral Participation (2000)Communities of Practice rely upon the enculturation of newcomers into the community for maintenance and stability over time. Lave and Wenger's (1991) concept of Legitimate Peripheral Participation (LPP) plays an integral ...
Computational Workspace Coordination: Design-in-Use of Collaborative Publishing Services for Computer-Mediated Collaborative Publishing (1998)The goal of this research is to describe the design-in-use of a Web-enabled collaborative publishing prototype to manage the articulation of work practices in publishing in the Flora of North America (FNA). The FNA project ...