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

Technical Sessions











Thursday, November 8

9:00am Sessions


Affective Issues in Knowledge Management: Social Capital, Narrative, and Learning


In this session, speakers will explore the role of affective issues in knowledge management (KM), including emotional and social intelligence, personality, learning styles and crosscultural, personality and gender differences.

You Will Learn About

  • How KM literature addresses affective issues
  • The sociopolitical context of affective labor and the possible roles of gender
  • Dimensions of the transformation of tacit to explicit knowledge, including the effectiveness and use of organizational narrative in communities of practice
  • A synthesis of information on learning style differences, personality styles, multiple intelligences, and emotional intelligence as they relate to best practices for knowledge transfer and knowledge management in classrooms and corporations

Len Ponzi, Long Island University
Ronald E. Day, Wayne State University
Elisabeth Davenport, Napier University
Louise Gruenberg, Gruenberg & Walwark Associates


Automated Concept Based Medical Indexing

The continuing rapid expansion of medical knowledge and terminology is making the job of medical indexing ever more difficult. In this session, speakers will examine how controlled vocabularies are coming to the rescue by simplifying the indexing and retrieval of information not only in published collections but also in medical records.

You Will Learn About

  • The National Library of Medicine's Indexing Initiative System, which uses unified medical language system knowledge sources for semi and fullyautomatic indexing of collections
  • A technique for developing clinically useful controlled vocabularies that will represent healthcare concepts completely and with high reliability

Alan Aronson, National Library of Medicine
Peter Elkin, Mayo Foundation


Electronic Theses and Dissertations; A World of Ideas

Rules governing the development, submission and review of theses and dissertations were established centuries ago and for the most part have changed little in the intervening years. Now, however, those practices are being challenged as universities and colleges grapple with the issue of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). College professors, together with librarians and archivists, are struggling with how to adapt the old standards and traditions to fit the new electronic age. In this session, speakers will examine several pilot ETD projects and the lessons that can be learned from them.

You Will Learn About

  • The issues and challenges encountered by OhioLINK, a consortium of seventy colleges and universities, when it implemented an ETD system
  • How the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations has brought together an international group of universities in an ETD system and the challenges inherent in supporting such a diverse body of users
  • The National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), a multilingual fulltext database and retrieval system

Robert France, Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Thomas Dowling, OhioLINK
Yin Zhang, Kent State University
Kyiho Lee, Chungbuk Science College
P. Scott Lapinski, Medical College of Ohio


Uses of Classification in Web Research and Management
(Contributed Papers)

Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin, Madison
A SocioTechnical Analysis of Web Content Management: "Content is King"

Sheryl Romeo, Linda Lampkin, Eric Twombly, Urban Institute
The Nonprofit Program Classification System: Increasing Understanding of the Nonprofit Sector

Amanda Spink and H. Cenk Ozmutlu, Pennsylvania State University
What do People Ask for on the Web and How do They Ask It: Ask Jeeves Query Analysis

10.30am Sessions


Keynote presentation

Our closing keynote presentation will feature a lively debate between two leaders in the field of human-computer interaction -- Dr. James Hendler and Dr. Ben Shneiderman.These two highly visible and influential researchers will debate a variety of issues related to the next generation of computer interfaces including such hot topics as direct manipulation vs. agents, usability, user control and responsibility, and the future of the Web.

Dr. Hendler is currently the chief scientist of the Information Systems Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He also serves as a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he heads both the Autonomous Mobile Robotics Laboratory and the Advanced Information Technology Laboratory. He has joint appointments in the Department of Computer Science, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research, and he is an affiliate of the Electrical Engineering Department. He has authored over 100 technical papers on artificial intelligence, robotics, intelligent agents and high performance computing. Dr. Hendler was the recipient of a 1995 Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, is a member of the U.S. Air Force Science Advisory Board, and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Shneiderman is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the founding director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research at the University. He was made a Fellow of the ACM in 1997, elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2001, and received the ACM CHI (Computer Human Interaction) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. He has published several books and more than 200 technical papers and book chapters. Dr. Shneiderman has consulted and lectured for many organizations including Apple, AT&T, Citicorp, GE, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, Library of Congress, Microsoft, NASA, NCR, and university research groups.

Trudi Bellardo Hahn, University of Maryland

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