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2009 ASIS&T Annual Meeting
Thriving on Diversity - Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World
November 6-11, 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2R7
Tel: +1 604 683 1234


Presenting posters of new and promising work is an exciting way to be involved with the conference.  Presenters will have the opportunity to show off their research and design projects in a briefly worded and attractive display where they’ll receive immediate feedback from conference attendees in an informal setting. Authors click here to view poster format and instructions.  

Poster Session 1, 2, 3
Monday, Nov. 9

Monday, Nov. 9, 8:00am-12:00noon

  1. Visualization Relevance Analysis for Weight Control-Related Subjects, Jin Zhang, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Lu An, Wuhan University, China
  2. Application of Semantic Annotation for Quality Insurance in Biosystematics Publishing, Hong Cui and Chunshui Yu, both University of Arizona, and James Macklin Flora of North America Project, Harvard University Herbaria
  3. Adolescent Metacognitive Knowledge During the Information Search Process, Leanne Bowler, University of Pittsburgh
  4. Sign language online: Challenges in creating, posting, and linking to sign language content without text, Abby Goodrum, Ryerson University, Toronto Canada, Deborah Fels and Ellen Hibbard, University of Pittsburgh
  5. Viral Video: Describing Online Multimedia Information Flows, Abby Goodrum, Ryerson University, Toronto Canada, Zachary Devereaux,University of Pittsburgh
  6. Using Interactivity to Help Users Understand the Impact of Spam Filtering on Their Inboxes, Andrew Orange, Christopher Lueg and Vishv Malhotra all University of Tasmania
  7. The Appraisal of FBI Records: Random Destruction of Evidence or Statistically Valid Sampling Method?, Craig Blaha, University of Texas at Austin
  8. A "Pink" Key to Information Grounds, Christopher Lueg and Jo-Anne Kelder, both University of Tasmania
  9. Modeling Web Search: Preliminary Results, Jia Tina Du and Amanda Spink, both Queensland University of Technology
  10. Institutional Repositories: What's the Use?, Beth St. Jean, Soo Young Rieh, Elizabeth Yakel, Karen Markey and Raya Samet all University of Michigan School of Information
  11. The Future of Reference and Information Services in a Virtual World, Denise Agosto, Eileen Abels, Lily Rozaklis and Craig MacDonald all Drexel University

  12. Investigating the Creation of Ad Hoc Information Visualizations, Jaime Snyder, Syracuse University, School of Information Studies
  13. The information-seeking behavior of grade-three elementary school students, Valerie Nesset, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  14. A Comparison of Citer and Citation-based Measure Outcomes in the Social Sciences, Isola Ajiferuke, University of Western Ontario And Kun Lu and Dietmar Wolfram, both University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  15. Adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) for Uganda: A Social Construction Perspective, Samuel Muwanguzi, University of North Texas
  16. Iraq’s Digital Library Dilemma: OpenSource Digital Objects Repository architecture, tools, and interface project, Gerald Benoit, Simmons College, and Falah Rashid, Mustansiriya University, Baghdad, Iraq, and Simmons College
  17. Dimensions of Information Exchange in an Online Breast Cancer Support Group, Ellen Rubenstein University of Illinois
  18. Rehabilitation therapists’ clinical questions: Preliminary results of an exploratory study, Lorie A. Kloda and Joan C. Bartlett, both McGill University School of Information Studies
  19. Crossing Borders: The Internet Public Library as a Global Information Service, Lily Rozaklis, Craig M. MacDonald and Eileen G. Abels all College of Information Science & Technology, Drexel University
  20. Application of literature-enhanced concept mapping to curriculum design: A case study in the domain of Scholarly Communication, Cassidy Sugimoto and Phillip Edwards, both UNC-Chapel Hill
  21. Patient, Heal Thyself! Advocating for Accessible Healthcare Websites, John Brobst Florida State University
  22. Knowledge Organization Systems and Bibliographic Records in the State of Flux. Hermeneutical Foundations of Organizational Information Culture, Sonja Gust von Loh, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany Mechtild Stock, Freeöance author. Kerpen, Germany and Wolfgang G. Stock, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
  23. Repurposing Digital Objects: seven case studies across the publishing and information industry, G Benoit, Peishan Tsai Bartley and Lisa Hussey all Simmons College
  24. Digital Inclusion for Children in the Social Context of HIV/AIDS Awareness, Nouf Khashman and Eun G. Park , both McGill University
  25. Critical Ethnography for Information Research in Diverse Contexts, Lai Ma School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington
  26. A Genre Analysis of Media Objects on E-learning: A Survey of Six Online Boating Instruction Websites, Hsin-liang Chen, Joi Moore and Vera Chen all University of Missouri
  27. PatientsLikeMe: ALS Patients Sharing Experiences and Personal Health Information Online, Mia Liza Lustria, Gary Burnett, Juliann Cortese, Michelle Kazmer, Ji-Hyun Kim and Jinxuan Ma all Florida State University and Jeana Frost,
  28. The Social Construction of the Volunteer Non-Governmental Organization Worker Identity: Preliminary Analysis of Effects and Implications for Information Behaviors, Kathleen Reed, University of Alberta
  29. Preliminary Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Web-based Tailored Approach for Educating Teens about Human Sexuality, Mia Liza Lustria, Juliann Cortese, Casey McLaughlin, Sarah Redmond, Rachel Davis and Ivee Rosario all Florida State University
  30. How Can Academic Libraries Go Beyond e-Science: The Emergence of New Contribution-Recognition System, Min-Chun Ku Syracuse University, School of Information Studies
  31. Minimizing Cultural Differences using Ontology-based Multilingual and Multicultural Information Retrieval System, Myongho Yi Texas Woman’s University
  32. An Architecture for Scaling Federated Search, Abe Lederman Deep Web Technologies
  33. Gender Perspective, Information Behaviors, and Wikipedia, Sook Lim, College of St. Catherine and Nahyun Kwon University of South Florida
  34. Finding Explanations Online: Easy Queries AND Trustworthy Answers, Michael Buckland, Ray R. Larson and Ryan Shaw, all University of California, Berkeley
  35. Automatic Classification of Human Values: Applying Computational Thinking to Information Ethics, Kenneth R. Fleischmann, Douglas W. Oard, An-Shou Cheng, and Ping Wang, all University of Maryland, and Emi Ishita Surugadai University
  36. Proposal and application of the interdisciplinarity borrowing index: Determining the degrees of interdisciplinarity of ILS dissertations, Cassidy Sugimoto UNC-Chapel Hill
  37. Documenting and Researching the Performing Arts, Francesca Marini University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 8:30am-12:00noon

  1. Transdisciplinarity and Information Science in Earth and Environmental Science Research, Suzie Allard, University of Tennessee and Grant Allard, Furman University
  2. Exploring Engagement in the Qualitative Research Process, Heather O'Brien, University of British Columbia and Raewyn Basset, Dalhousie University
  3. Preliminary Findings That Can be Used When Assessing the Advantages and Limitations of Using Bibliometric Data in the Assessment of Economics Research, Jonathan Levitt and and Charles Oppenheim, Loughborough University, and Mike Thelwall, Wolverhampton University
  4. An Empirical Study on the Sociality of Tag Selection on Social Bookmarking Services, Hsiao-Tieh Pu Institute of Library and Informtion Studies, National Taiwan Normal University and Chi-Lung Chang, Ching Yun University Library
  5. What is in a Magazine Image: Evaluation of a Multifaceted Categorization Model, Stina Westman, Saara Sulanto, Mari Laine-Hernandez and Pirkko Oittinen all Media Technology, Helsinki University of Technology
  6. Multivariate analysis of image search strategies, Stina Westman, Anna Berg and Pirkko Oittinen all Media Technology, Helsinki University of Technology
  7. Challenge for Libraries as Information Managers: Hurricane Preparedness and Response, John Brobst and Lauren H. Mandel both Florida State University College of Information
  8. Attributing and Defining Meaning to the Built Environment: The Semiotics of Wayfinding, Lauren H. Mandel, Florida State University College of Information
  9. Comparing American to Finnish Oral Information Behaviour, Deborah Turner, Department of Information Studies and Interactive Media, University of Tampere, Finland
  10. Measuring effects of web-based, tailored health interventions programs for nutrition and physical activity on clinical outcomes: A systemic review, Jung A Lee and Mia Liza Lustria, both Florida State University
  11. Proposing a Case Study on Tacit Knowledge Transfer within a Pharmaceutical Company, Ling-Ling Lai and Hui-Han Chuang, both Tamkang University, Taiwan
  12. Format Agnostics or Format Believers? How Students in High School Use Genre to Assess Credibility, Helena Francke University of Borås, Sweden and Olof Sundin Göteborg University & Lund University, Sweden
  13. An Analysis of Users’ Image Queries of a Photojournalism Image Database: A Web Analytics Approach, Hsin-liang Chen, Thomas Kochtanek and C. Sean Burns all University of Missouri
  14. Finding expert authors in institutional repositories, Miles Efron University of Texas, Austin
  15. Online Disclosure Neither Now nor Never: How Would a ""Later"" Button Work?, Jacob Kramer-Duffield and Terrell Russell both University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - School of Information and Library Science
  16. Discerning quality health information on the Web from the perspective of consumers: insights from Korean consumers in the U.S., Yong-Jeong Yi, Lorri Mon and Besiki Stvilia all Florida State University
  17. Developing an Institutional Repository in a Time of Very Tight Budgets, Michael Holt, Fatih Oguz, Debra Davis and Cliff Landis all Valdosta State University
  18. Answering the unanswered question? Contextualizing a holistic theoretical framework for cross-genre music information retrieval, Jason Neal, School of Library and Information Sciences, North Carolina Central University and Diane Neal, University of Western Ontario
  19. Data management and curation of research data in academic scientific research environments, Barrie Hayes, James Harroun and Brenda Temple all University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  20. Identifying, evaluating and recommending digital collections: a social community approach, Catherine Hall, Robin Naughton and Xia Lin all Drexel University
  21. PatientsLikeMe: Social Norms and Information Values in an Online Health Support Group, Gary Burnett, Mia Liza Lustria, Juliann Cortese, Michelle Kazmer, Ji-Hyun Kim and Jinxuan Ma all Florida State Univderstiy and Jeana Frost,
  22. User Interface for FRBR User Tasks in Online Catalogs, Yin Zhang and Athena Salaba both Kent State University
  23. User Perspectives on NextGen Catalog Features, Athena Salaba and Yin Zhang both Kent State University
  24. Analysis of Japanese undergraduate students’ information behavior during academic tasks in a Canadian university, Yusuke Ishimura and Joan Bartlett both McGill University
  25. Adolescents' Information Behavior when Isolated from Peer Groups: Lessons from New Immigrant Adolescents' Everyday Life Information Seeking, Joung Hwa Koo and Melissa Gross both Florida State University
  26. Modeling and Assessing Radical Change Youth Information Behavior in the Digital Age: A Pilot Study, Kyungwon Koh Florida State University and Eliza Dresang, University of Washington
  27. Evaluating technology-, information literacy-, and content-related learning outcomes among undergraduate students in face-to-face and social networking environments, Phillip Edwards, Evelyn Daniel, Jane Greenberg, Jacob Kramer-Duffield, Hill Taylor, David  Woodbury, Stephen Seiberling, and Alan Weakley all University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Michael Shoffner Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)
  28. Espoused Theories and Theories-in-Use of Information Literacy: A Model for Reflection and Evaluation, Paulette Kerr SCILS, Rutgers University
  29. A First Order Theory of Bibliographic Objects, Karen Wickett and Allen Renear both University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  30. Evaluating Health Information Literacy Training in Under-served Communities, Gabriel Peterson, Deborah Swain, LaShawn Wordlaw-Stinson and LaHoma Smith Romocki all North Carolina Central University
  31. Metadata Quality Assessment: A Phased Approach to Ensuring Long-term Access to Digital Resources, Daniel Gelaw Alemneh University of North Texas 
  32. Predictors of Behavioral Intentions in Web Searching, Jeonghyun Kim SLIM, Emporia State University
  33. Opinions on the use and value of social tagging, Lorraine Normore and Brandy N. Blaylock both SLIM, Emporia State University
  34. Comment Centric News Analysis for Ranking, Xiaozhong Liu School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
  35. The Information Connection in Times of Crisis, Trudi Bellardo Hahn, University of Maryland, University of Maryland

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1:30pm-5:00pm

  1. Research and Practice: What Are We Teaching About Personal Information Management?, Deborah Barreau, Laura O'Neill and Amanda Stevens all University of North Carolina
  2. User-assigned preferred entry point levels for Web image searching compared with Pyramid model, Hyuk-Jin Lee, Texas Woman's University and Diane Neal University of Western Ontario
  3. Textual Data Analysis Using a Nonhierarchical Neural Network Approach, Brenda Battleson and Joseph Woelfel both University at Buffalo (SUNY)
  4. An Online Activity Diary Method for Studying Credibility Assessment on the Web, Yong-Mi Kim, Soo Young Rieh, Ji Yeon Yang and Beth St. Jean all University of Michigan 
  5. Understanding Interest to Inform Recruitment: What Characteristics of Digital Curation Interest Computer Science and Computer Engineering Students?, Amber Cushing School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
  6. Digital Media Internships: LIS Education 2.0, Tania Alekson, Maureen Bezanson, Adrienne Lai, Xuemei Li, Allan Cho, Luanne Freund, Simon Neame and Edie Rasmussen all University of British Columbia 
  7. Using a Wiki as a Platform for Formative Evaluation, Sanghee Oh, Barbara Wildemuth, Jeffrey Pomerantz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Seungwon Yang and Edward Fox Virginia Tech
  8. Mediating Differences in Children's Intereaction with Digital Libraries Through Modeling Their Tasks, Dania Bilal and Sonia Sarangthem both University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences
  9. The User Centered Design of a Non-Specialist Metadata Tool and Interface for the Internet Public Library, Michael Khoo, Jung-ran Park and Xia Lin all Drexel University
  10. How Similar is Similar? An evaluation of “related articles” applications among health literature portals,Gabriel Peterson North Carolina Central University, School of Library and Information Science and Rebecca S. Graves University of Missouri
  11. User queries in Image Searching, Youngok Choi Catholic University of America
  12. User Participation Patterns Over Time in Yahoo! Answers, Jung Sun Oh, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Chirag Shah and Sanghee Oh both School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  13. Universal abstracting, Andreas Strotmann University of Alberta
  14. Towards a Cross-Disciplinary Notion of Data Level in Data Curation, Allen Renear, Molly Dolan, Kevin Trainor and Melissa Cragin all University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  15. Enhancing Students’ Sense of Community in Online Environments: Comparing Wimba and Second Life Virtual Classrooms, Yunfei Du University of North Texas
  16. Web Analytics in Library Practice: Exploration of Issues, Anindita Paul University of Missouri, Sanda Erdelez, University of Missouri
  17. Searching with Tags: Do Tags Help Users Find Things?, Margaret E.I. Kipp University of Western Ontario
  18. Incidental exposure to online news in everyday life information seeking context: Mixed Method study, Borchuluun Yadamsuren University of Missouri
  19. To Search is to Believe? A Comparative Study of Health Information Use by Internet Users, Chang Liu and Ying-Hsang Liu, Rutgers University and Tao Xu University at Albany
  20. Multiple Interpretations: Implications of FRBR as a Boundary Object, Ingbert Floyd University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  21. A Hybrid Retrieval Approach for Library Reference Question/Answer Databank, Yen Bui Drexel University
  22. Information Source Selection and Competence of Ethnic Minority Cancer Patients on the Web: Analysis of the National Cancer Institute’s Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) 2007, Kyunghye Kim Florida State University and Nahyun Kwon University of South Florida
  23. Evidence of a New and Evolving Discipline: Neuroethics Literature, 2002-2007, Kevin Comerford, Edie Rasmussen and Judy Illes all University of British Columbia 
  24. The emergence of information organization in biology, Dan Wright University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  25. Discourse Analysis of Online Chat Reference Interviews for Modeling Online Information-Seeking Dialogues, Keisuke Inoue School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
  26. Studying Query Reformulation Strategies in Search Logs, Jeff Huang and Efthimis Efthimiadis both University of Washington
  27. Results Overlap Among the GYM (Google-Yahoo-MSN Live) Search Engines, Efthimis Efthimiadis, Evan Luckey and W.M. Eichbaum all University of Washington
  28. Individual differences in source selection behavior: Profile analyses via multidimensional scaling, Kyung-Sun Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison Eun-Young Yoo, North Carolina Central University Nahyun Kwon University of South Florida and Sei-Ching Joanna Sin University of Wisconsin-Madison
  29. Image query reformulation over different search stages, JungWon Yoon University of South Florida and EunKyung Chung Ewha Womans University
  30. Tagging: Motivation & Behaviour, Vanesa Mirzaee and Lee Iverson both University of British Columbia
  31. Genre Theory and Adolescent Information Retrieval, Tamara Cameron St. Thomas More Collegiate
  32. Library and information center accessibility: The differently-able patron’s perspective, Clayton Copeland University of South Carolina
  33. Navigating One Million Tags, Jacek Gwizdka and Philip Bakelaar both SCILS, Rutgers University