SIG/CR Programs at ASIS 1995 Annual Meeting

SIG/CR Programs at ASIS 1995 Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 8

   6th SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop
   The CR Workshop is designed to be an exchange of ideas among active
   researchers with interests in the creation, development, management,
   representation, display, comparison, compatibility, theory, and
   application of classification schemes.

   Welcome Reception/SIG RUSH

   The opening reception on Sunday evening will include the SIG RUSH for a
   special welcome to the ASIS Annual Meeting. Join your colleagues and
   other ASIS friends for the cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Find out what
   the different SIGs have in the works and are planning.  Preprints of
   Contributed Papers

Monday, October 9

   End-Users' Models of Database Searching and Database Structures-Part I
   and II (SIG CR, SRT)
   2:00pm Navigation

   Technological advances and the widespread use of CD-ROM databases,
   OPACs and Campus Wide Information Systems (CWIS) have resulted in an
   explosion of "end-user searching". How effective are the end-users in
   their searching? Since "end-users" do not have the formal training that
   "intermediaries" have, it is important to study their searching
   behavior in order to identify patterns, styles, and especially
   problems. The knowledge gained from such studies can then be used to
   suggest methods for improving the existing systems and, therefore, make
   the end-user searching process less frustrating to the end-user during
   the interaction, as well as more efficient in terms of retrieval. The
   research presented in this two-part session reports on the user
   searching behavior of children, elementary and high school students
   (k-12), undergraduate and graduate university students and researchers
   in different end-user searching environments. Methodological issues and
   emerging models are discussed.

 Efthimis N. Efthimiadis, University of California at Los              I
   Angeles,"End-User Understanding and Use of Knowledge Structures
   in Database Searching"
 Raya Fidel, University of Washington, "Is Protocol
   Analysis Sufficient?"
 Carol A. Hert, Indiana University, "User Knowledge and Uncertainty in
   Online Public Access Catalog Searching"
 Delia Neuman, University of Maryland, "High School Students' Use of
   Online and CD-ROM Databases: Competing Conceptual Structures"
 Paul Solomon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,"Children,
   an OPAC, and time marches on: How can the results of user-based
   research inform design and institutional policy?"
 Virginia Walter, University of California, Los Angeles ,"Metaphors and
   Mice: Designing Information Retrieval Systems for Children to Search"

   End-Users' Models of Database Searching and Database Structures -Part

   SIG/CR Dutch Treat Dinner

Tuesday, October 10

   Advanced Tools for the Navigation and Use of Information Across the
   Internet (SIG CR, HCI, ALP)
   9:45am Navigation

   This session will focus on current and future tools for the access and
   use of information over the internet. What do users need in order to
   help them navigate the internet, retrieve and use needed information?
   The speakers will present an outline of tools to support those needs,
   based on specifications implementing such a tool set. Details provided
   on specific approaches available to help meet these needs will include:
   a) a description of the Wide Area Information Server (WAIS)
   technology in terms of its history, indexing/ relevance ranking, and
   natural language processing capabilities, and its potential to
   approach natural language processing capabilities; b) a discussion of
   the issues associated with using the World Wide Web to search
   various types of collections (a prototype system will be presented
   that organizes WWW pointers to reference tool like WWW documents); c)an
   overview of the process and challenges of designing search tools for
   the Internet.

 Philip J. Smith, The Ohio State University, "Functional Specifications
   for an Advanced Toolset for the Access and Use of Information"
 George H. Brett II, Center for Networked Information Discovery and
   Retrieval, "Internet Tools and Natural Language Processing: Current
   State of the Art"
 Maurice Leatherbury, University of North Texas, "Using WWW Browsers for
   Information Exploration"
 Robert France, Virginia Tech, "Designing Navigation Tools for
   the Internet"
 Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University of America, Moderator

   SIG/CR Planning Meeting

   Classification and Technology: New Roles for Maps of Knowledge(SIG CR)
   3:00pm Navigation

   This session addresses new roles for classificatory techniques and
   classification systems in the age of converging technologies. As we
   learn to use classification as an electronic technique, we become
   increasingly aware of the potential power of classification in creating
   and communicating information and in expediting its efficient transfer
   and retrieval. This session views these new capacities of
   classification from three perspectives: 1) as a research technique in
   our pursuit of information about information, its processing,
   management, and application; 2) combined with verbal access to
   create sophisticated, flexible, structured analytic systems for
   all media; and 3) re-engineered for the new technologies to revitalize
   them for expanded roles in information analysis, organization, and

 Barbara Kwasnik, Syracuse University, "Classification as an Information
   Research Technology"
 Pauline Cochrane, Univ. of Illinois, "Convergence in
   Access Vocabularies for Information Retrieval: Thesauri
   and Classification Systems Combine"
 Nancy Williamson, Univ. of Toronto, "Traditional Classification Systems
   and Their Role in Converging Technologies"
 Clare Beghtol, Univ. of Toronto, Moderator

   Accessing the Internet: Chaos or Complexity (SIG CR)
   3:00pm Access/Navigation

   Increased use of electronic information via the Internet has generated
   unexpected challenges. Current methods for accessing these resources
   make little use of principles of information organization and
   retrieval, relying instead on informal and ad hoc approaches. This
   presents problems in terms of the volume of information retrieved and
   with respect to the precision with which those materials meet user
   needs. This panel discussion focuses on the results of several research
   projects undertaken to organize Internet resources.

 Martin Dillon, OCLC, "Building a Catalog of Internet Resources"
 Lynn Silipigni Connaway, University of Missouri - Columbia, and Danny
 P. Wallace, Louisiana State University, "Organized Access to
   Engineering Internet Resources Using Indexing Principles"
 Timothy B. Patrick, University of Missouri - Columbia, "From Subject
   Heading to Server Class Identifier to Network Address: Organizing
   Internet Access to Biomedical Information Sources"
 Peter R. Young, U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information
   Science, "Internet Resource Access and Retrieval: In Search of the New
   Digital Library Paradigm"
 Philip J. Smith, Ohio State University, Moderator


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