ASIST 2001 Annual Meeting
   November 2-8, 2001
   J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C.






Monday, November 5

9:00am Sessions

Monday, 9:00am











Information Science Hot Topics Primer

Keeping current with the latest developments in the rapidly evolving world of information science can be a challenge. This session will help you get ahead of the curve as presenters provide an overview of four "hot topics" in the field. Each speaker will introduce a topic and then provide concrete examples of research, applications and projects.

You Will Learn About

  • Environmental scanning
  • Information visualization and data imaging
  • Information architecture
  • Knowledge management

David Robins, University of Pittsburgh
Claire McInerney, Rutgers University
Eileen Abels, University of Maryland, College Park
Samantha Hastings , University of North Texas
Myke Gluck, Florida State University


Monday, 9:00am















Statistics and Measures to Describe Network Use, Users, and Uses

It used to be that if you wanted information from a library you first had to go to the library. Today, of course that is no longer true. Increasingly, libraries and other information vendors are providing a wide range of services and resources via the Internet, allowing users to get the information they need without ever leaving home. But how can institutions measure the use of these network services and resources? It is far from an academic question. Unless there is agreement on and possibly national standards for such statistics and measures, libraries and other purveyors of information will find it increasingly difficult to demonstrate to funders who is using their services, how much they are being used and what the cost/impact is of this use. In this session, speakers will look at current efforts to develop and test measures of network use and users in academic and public library settings.

You Will Learn About

  • The types of statistics and measures that can be collected and reported on regarding use and users in a networked environment
  • Examples of statistics and measures that are under development and currently being field-tested
  • Why such statistics are essential and how they can be used for program planning and evaluation and to better meet user needs
  • Challenges associated with developing these statistics, defining the measures, and collecting the data
  • Issues that need to be addressed in future research  

Charles McClure, Florida State University
Denise Davis, National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
Sherrie Schmidt, Arizona State University
John Carlo Bertot, Florida State University


Monday, 9:00am













Courseware for Web Delivery of Instruction: How Does it Affect Course Design and Delivery?

The number of educational institutions offering courses over the Internet has grown exponentially over the past few years. These new "virtual" classrooms are undoubtedly more convenient for students, but what impact are they having on how and what students learn? In this session, speakers will explore how courseware developed for Web-based instruction affects course design and delivery.

You Will Learn About

  • Synchronous and asynchronous communication options
  • Testing features
  • The effect of Web delivery on the choice of assignments

Kathleen Burnett, Florida State University
Samantha Earp, Duke University
Thomas Terrell, University of South Florida
C. Olivia Frost , University of Michigan

Vicki Gregory, University of South Florida


Monday, 9:00am








Data Mining
(Contributed Papers)

Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton
A Survey of Search Engine Capabilities Useful in Data Mining

Ibraev Ulukbek , Paul Kantor, Rutgers University and K.B. Ng, Queens College, City University of New York
CounterIntuitive Cases of Data Fusion in Information Retrieval

Adam Pode, Mercyhurst College
Using Projects to Teach Information Retrieval


Monday, 9:00am







Multimedia Retrieval
Contributed Papers)

C. Olivia Frost, University of Michigan
The Role of Mental Models in a MultiModal Image Search

Gary Geisler, Gary Marchionini, Michael Nelson, Richard Spinks, and Meng Yang, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Interface Concepts for the Open Video Project

Mary Burke , University College, Dublin
The Use of Repertory Grids to Develop a UserDriven Classification of a Collection of Digitized Photographs

10.45am Sessions

Monday, 10:45am







Do We Know It All? An Examination of the State of User Studies

Over the past 35 years, researchers have conducted literally hundreds of studies looking at the characteristics of people who use information retrieval systems and their behaviors when seeking information. These studies have taken on an even higher profile in recent years with the growing emphasis on user-centered system design. In this session, speakers will explore some of the major lessons that have been learned from user studies and discuss potential avenues for future research that might assist in the design and provision of better information products and services.

You Will Learn About

  • Methods that have worked well in gathering data about users
  • Questions that have been answered about information-seeking behavior and user needs and why this information is valuable
  • Research gaps and potential directions for future studies

Marcia Bates, University of California, Los Angeles
Ethel Auster, University of Toronto
Raya Fidel, University of Washington
Eileen Abels , University of Maryland, College Park


Monday, 10:45am







Patient Medical Records and Privacy via the Internet

The rise of the Internet has enabled health care providers to dramatically improve the efficiency of the health care delivery system and to enhance patient care. But it has also created a number of new challenges. One of the greatest of these is how to protect the privacy of patient medical records that are being stored electronically and often transmitted from one location to another via the Internet. In this session, speakers will explore the issues involved in protecting patient privacy in a networked world.

You Will Learn About

  • Current electronic medical records systems
  • URAC's Building Trust Through Accreditation program
  • A code of ethics for sites that contain patient information and medical records
  • The roles of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Guy D'Andrea, URAC
Barbara Thomas, Pace University
Jean Coppola, Pace University
Kathleen Millington, Berlex Laboratories


Monday, 10:45am







Accreditation: A New Way Ahead
(SIG ED, ASIST I.S. Education Committee)

Historically, the American Library Association has accredited library and information studies programs. Now, however, a new and broader accreditation structure involving a federation of
professional information associations is being considered. ASIST has been invited to be one of the initial participants in this new organization. In this session, presenters will provide an overview of the proposed structure and a report on its status.

You Will Learn About

  • The proposed new accreditation structure
  • The potential role of ASIST in the new accrediting body, including financial commitments and opportunities for leadership and influence
  • The short and long-term impact of the new structure on schools and educational programs
  • How individual ASIST members can become involved

Nancy Roderer, Johns Hopkins University
June Lester, University of Oklahoma and Chair of the ASIST Information Science Education Committee
Elizabeth Aversa , University of Tennessee
Carol Kuhlthau, Rutgers University


Monday, 10:45am







Incorporating User Input into the Design of a Web Site: Research and Implementation

When we visit a Web site, we typically are seeking specific information and we want to find it as quickly and easily as possible. We do not want complicated terminology, confusing site navigation and other problems that make it harder to retrieve information. This session will explore ways to simplify Web site use. Speakers will discuss how a Web site user study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) enabled that agency to make specific changes to its site that made it easier to use and allowed consumers to retrieve information more quickly. Presenters will discuss the evolution of the project, its major findings, and the practical constraints that can delay or prevent the implementation of recommendations developed from research.

You Will Learn About

  • How the results of user studies can be applied to facilitate user access and understanding of information
  • Techniques developed to bridge the gap between users' vocabulary and BLS terminology, including crosswalks and "model queries" that demonstrate what information is available
  • The implications of this research, and the tensions between theory and practice

Deborah Klein, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Cathryn Dippo, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Gary J. Marchionini, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Carol Hert, Syracuse University
Stephanie W. Haas, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Monday, 10:45am







Information Seeking
(Contributed Papers)

Cynde Moya, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
Subject Access to "Pornography" for Serious Research Purposes

Dania Bilal and Joe Kirby, University of Tennessee
Factors Influencing Children's and Adults' Information Seeking on the Web: Results of Two Studies

Corinne Jorgensen, George D'Elia, and Joseph Woelfel, State University of New York, Buffalo; and Eleanor Jo Rodger, Urban Libraries Council
The Impacts of the Internet on Public Library Use: An Analysis of the Current Consumer Market for Library and Internet Services

12:00 Noon - Poster Sessions

Monday, 12:00noon







Poster Sessions

The Usage and Acceptance of Electronic Preprints in the Literature of Chemistry, Cecelia Brown, University of Oklahoma

Using Intranet Technology to Deliver Mandatory Education Training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Brian Pomeroy, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Poster-link&trade: Linking Pre-publication With Publication, Gregory Szczyrbak, York College of Pennsylvania

A Delphi Study on Metadata: Curriculum Implications and Research Priorities, Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University of America

A Shape Retrieval System for Watermark Images, A. Jean Brown , University of Northumbria

OPAC: a New Game for Playstation 2, Jody Fagan, Southern Illinois University

Distributed Search with Cheshire II, Ray Larson , University of California, Berkeley

Impact of Users' Subject Domain Knowledge on Search Results, Xiangmin Zhang, Wayne State University

Mining of Online Resources Usage Data in Libraries, Efthimis Efthimiadis, University of Washington

Information Theory of Value, Ivan Iliev, Ilina and Co

Charting a New Course: Development and Delivery of a Doctoral Survey Course in Health Informatics, Phyllis Self, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

How Do Historians Use Pictorial Images in Their Research?, Matthew Pearcy, University of North Texas

IR Software for Large-Scale Research, Gregory Newby, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

'Information Remembered:' Oral Tradition and Knowledge Management, Wendy Holliday, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Classification, Description and Comparison of State Laws Regulating the Internet, Rebecca Pressman, Florida State University

Library and Computing Cultures: A Comparative Analysis, Virginia Papandrea, Wayne State University

Why Not Take All of Me? Integrating Full-text Delivery Options, Justin Ervin, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

1:30pm Sessions

Monday, 1:30pm



Knowledge Management/Competitive Intelligence Convergence

Knowledge management (KM) and competitive intelligence (CI) have both come to play increasingly important and visible roles in the corporate world in recent years. Now with the widespread development of corporate Intranets, these two activities are becoming increasingly integrated. In this session, speakers will explore this new convergence between KM and CI and examine the impact it will have on information specialists and how they do their jobs.

You Will Learn About

  • The evolution of this new link between KM and CI
  • The implications of this link for researchers and practitioners
  • The ways in which an organization's culture and values support KM and CI and how these forces are driving a further convergence of the two

Bret Breeding, Compaq Computer Corporation
Jerry Miller, Simmons College
Katherine M. Shelfer, Drexel University
Beverly Colby, Battery Ventures


Monday, 1:30pm





AwardWinning Student Papers

In this session, ASIST will recognize the early achievements of some of the best and the brightest of the next generation of information science researchers, as the winners of our student award contents present their papers.

You will hear from the winners of:

  • The UMI Doctoral Presentation Award, which recognizes outstanding doctoral candidates whose research has made a significant contribution to a key aspect of information science
  • The ISI Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship, which is awarded for outstanding doctoral dissertation proposals submitted by graduate students
  • The Pratt-Severn Best Student Research Paper Award, which is given to a current student who has demonstrated outstanding work in a degree-granting program in the information field. The award has been sponsored since 1996 by Pratt Institute

Barbara Wildemuth, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Monday, 1:30pm





Issues in Cross Language Information Retrieval and Processing

The Internet has made it possible to share a wide array of information across cultures and national borders. But while the potential for global information-sharing is high, to date it has been limited to some degree by language barriers. In this session, speakers will discuss the latest efforts to break through these barriers using cross language information retrieval and processing (CLIR).

You Will Learn About

  • The multilingual UNBIS Thesaurus developed by the United Nations (UN), which serves as a cross-language bridge allowing information to be retrieved in all UN official languages. Documents are indexed in English, but thesaurus terms are translated into French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian
  • Two techniques for increasing the number of languages that can provide access to topical metadata
  • Recent developments related to multilingual/multiscripting processes on the Web, including an examination of thesaurusassisted translation, global input methods, PDF formats, and metatag usages in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
  • A recently-released CLIR system called CINDOR, which supports seven languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish)

Nathalie Leroy, United Nations
Jacek Purat, University of California, Berkeley
Wooseob Jeong, Florida State University
Miguel Ruiz, TextWise

Michael Buckland , University of California, Berkeley


Monday, 1:30pm





(Contributed Papers)

David Clarke and Trish Yancey, Synapse, the Knowledge Link Corporation
TwentyFirst Century Tools for Vocabulary Management and Indexing

Donna D'Ambrosio, Long Island University
Toward an Ontology for Information Systems Requirements in Systems Analysis

Michael Buckland, University of California, Berkeley
Entry Vocabulary, Intermediaries, and Retrieval Performance


Monday, 1:30pm





(Contributed Papers)

Xiangming Mu and Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
An Architecture and Prototype Interface for an Online Statistical Table Browser

Min Song, ISI
Semantic Relationships between Highly Cited Articles and Citing Articles in Information Retrieval

Howard White, Xia Lin, and Jan Buzydlowski, Drexel University
The Endless Gallery: Visualizing Authors: Citation Images in the Humanities

3:30pm Sessions

Monday, 3:30pm





(Contributed Papers)

Jane Elisabeth Klobas, Curtin University of Technology; and Stefano Renzi, Universita' Bocconi
Student Psychological Response to ComputerSupported Collaborative Learning

Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Educating Information Professionals with Problem-Based Learning and Collaboration Technology

Tefko Saracevic and Marija Dalbello, Rutgers University
A Survey of Digital Library Education


Monday, 3:30pm











Resolution to Representation: Current Research in Digital Imaging and the Education of Digital Image Managers

The development of digital collections has had a significant impact on the field of image retrieval, creating new challenges for systems designers, educators and researchers who now must grapple with issues such as diverse user groups, the management of large image databases, the need for new descriptive methods, and concerns related to longevity and preservation. In this session, speakers will discuss recent developments in digital imaging and examine innovative approaches and curricula aimed at better preparing students for the digital multimedia future.

You Will Learn About

  • Resolution studies
  • Representation theory
  • Preservation predicaments and teaching challenges in the age of digital collections

Sam Hastings, University of North Texas
Howard Besser, University of California, Los Angeles
Abby Goodrum, Drexel University
Elise Lewis , University of North Texas
Tara Carlisle, University of North Texas
Brian O'Connor, University of North Texas


Monday, 3:30pm



From Print to Electronic: Studies of Use of Electronic Scientific and Medical Journals

Electronic scientific and medical journals are coming of age. Research libraries are spending increasing amounts of money to develop digital collections, many of which now include thousands of electronic journals. Such journals offer many advantages for users including powerful searching capabilities and the ability to navigate easily among articles and databases to explore almost any current topic. For libraries, though, the growing popularity of electronic journals poses many challenges. Development of library collections based on electronic resources requires not only major funding, but also brings ongoing commitments for maintenance and staffing that are more extensive and qualitatively different from those associated with print resources. In this session, speakers will report on their studies of how universities are using these powerful, but costly new resources and what impact it is having on use of print resources. Their findings provide insights on the level of acceptance of electronic journals and suggest new directions in the management of digital resources.

You Will Learn About

  • An analysis of the effect of electronic journals on the use of corresponding print titles
  • An examination of how the basic and health sciences faculty at one university are using electronic journals, databases, and other digital resources to support their teaching and research activities

K.T. Vaughan, North Carolina State University
William Clintworth, University of Southern California
David Morse, University of Southern California
Deborah Blecic , University of Illinois, Chicago
Martin Brennan, University of Illinois, Chicago
Ann Weller, University of Illinois, Chicago

Julie Hurd, University of Illinois, Chicago


Monday, 3:30pm



Metrics and Knowledge Management

Knowledge management (KM) has moved rapidly from "hot new idea" to "standard practice" in many business and academic settings. But what do we really know about the effectiveness of KM and the impact it has on an organization? For instance, do KM practices increase productivity, efficiency, or the assets of an organization? In this session, speakers will explore this and other key questions as they examine the practical effects of KM and discuss how managers can measure the impact of a KM initiative.

You Will Learn About

  • How to measure knowledge assets
  • New ways to think about such assets
  • The impact that the collection and dissemination of such assets may have on an organization
  • How to assess the effectiveness of knowledge management activities

Herwig Rollett, KnowCenter
Frameworks for Measuring Intellectual Capital

Skip Boettger, PTC Global Services
Knowledge Management  Realizing Value through Pragmatics

Eliot Rich, State University of New York, Albany
Modeling the Dynamics of Organizational Knowledge: Policy Evaluation Using Systems Thinking

Mary Durham, Context Integration
Metrics as Building Blocks of Culture: Context Integration's Experience with Knowledge Sharing "Good Citizen'" Measurements

Elisabeth Ross Davenport, Napier University; and Blaise Cronin, Indiana University
Knowledge Management, Metrics and Higher Education: Does it all Compute?

Darius Mahdjoubi, University of Texas, Austin
Knowledge Sensitive Performance Metrics for the Management of Public Libraries: Application of the Balanced Scorecard as a Knowledge Management Tool


Monday, 3:30pm



Interface Design
(Contributed Papers)

Francis Devadason, Neelawat Intaraksa, Asian Institute of Technology; Pornprapa Patamawongjariya, Mooban PhonTong; and Kavita Desai, Vicinity Corporation
Search Interface Design Using Faceted Indexing for Web Resources

Wooseob Jeong, Florida State University
Multimodal Geographic Information Systems: Adding Haptic and Auditory Displays

Soo Young Rieh, Excite@Home; and Hong (Iris) Xie, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Patterns and Sequences of Multiple Query Reformulations in Web Searching: A Preliminary Study

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