SOIS Spring Student Research Day
Call for Proposals
SOIS undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in the 2017 SOIS Student Research Day to showcase their work. Students are asked to prepare a paper or poster based on their course projects or professional work. Accepted paper submissions will require a 20-minute oral presentation. Poster presenters will discuss their project with interested attendees during the poster session. Group projects are welcome. Online students can submit their work to be presented online.
All accepted submissions will be published online in the SOIS Student Research Day Proceedings. Winners for best paper and best poster will be selected by a panel of SOIS faculty members.
Student proposals must include the following:
Your name and email address
Title of your project
Type of the project: paper or poster
Abstract of your research project (up to 500 words)
SOIS Student Research Day is scheduled for March 31, 2017.
To be considered, you must submit your proposal to Dr. Hur-Li Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the SOIS Research Committee, by February 6, 2017. The acceptance notice will be available by February 13, 2017.
Limited travel support for presenters may be available.
Each Spring Semester the SOIS Research Committee hosts the SOIS Student Research Conference. Students are invited to submit paper proposals based on their research papers, critical literature surveys or designed research projects. Students may also submit poster proposals to share current works in progress. All proposals should be related to issues within the field of information studies. Student submissions can be unpublished or published. There are no restrictions on research methodology.
SOIS Spring 2017 Research Day: March 31, 2017
Location & Time: TBD
Past Research Activity
On April 22, 2016 the SOIS Research Committee hosted the Annual SOIS Student Research Conference. Students submitted paper and poster proposals based on their research papers, critical literature surveys or designed research projects.
Agenda & Presentations ( .pdf )
Melissa Davey Castillo & Hye Jung Han
Universal Accessibility of Digital Libraries
The Importance of External Validity
Human Selection and Digitized Archival Collections
Chinese User Group and U.S. Academic Libraries
Information Access in Rural Areas of the United States
Size of Public Libraries’ Programming Budgets and Overall Satisfaction with Library Programming
A Study of Searches for Archival Materials in Primo
Below are a few photos from the day.
A Study of Searches for Archival Materials in Primo, Deronica Goldsmith
Information Access in Rural Areas of the United States, Jennifer Thiele
Human Selection and Digitized Archival Collections, Randy Smith
Chinese User Group and U.S. Academic Libraries, Shaochen Liu
The Importance of External Validity, Sukwon Lee
Universal Accessibility of Digital Libraries, Melissa Davey Castillo & Hye Jung Han
Automation of libraries in South Valley University in Egypt
Doaa Elpery & SHaban Khalifa
Development to periodicals in libraries of colleges in two Egyptian Universities
Open Access as Application: A Model for Graduate Courses at SOIS
Emotion-centered model of children’s book selection behaviors and metadata
Evaluating the search features and design of the visual catalogue VisualDx
Cloud computing in the library context
A new age: Social business
Hidden Dangers of Cloud Computing
How mobile technology is changing the business world
Mobile technology: Asset and hindrance
Social business models: The future of corporate social responsibility
Virtual desktop infrastructure: Savings with a virtual desktop
Mobile technology: Is mobile technology driving young people to an early grave?
Mobile Technology: Ipads/Tablets, Gett’em or Get Rid of ‘em
To See and Be Seen: Examining differences between patron perception of librarians and librarian self-perception
Discovering Regalos: A case study of Notre Dame Middle School
Documenting the ephemeral: An exploration of the Performing Arts Archive
Emma Molls & Kadie Seitz
A Case Study of Labor Collections at Selected Milwaukee and Madison Area Libraries]
Hennepin County Outreach Services: An Award-winning Service Model Bringing the Library to the Community
How Do Users’ Search Tactic Selections Influence Search Outputs in Exploratory Search Tasks?
Technology in the library: A barrier to access for senior users
Usability Study on Mobile Academic Library Web Sites
Watson in the Library: IBM’s DeepQA and the Future of Information Retrieval
Dismantling Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies Program: A Literature Review and Critical Analysis
Tina J. Jayroe
Enriching Digital Objects using Crowdsourced and Traditional Metadata for Knowledge Discovery
The Life-World in the Library’s Backroom: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of the Indexer’s Lived Experience of Aboutness Determination
When Language Causes Shifts: A Study of Shifts in Information-Seeking Strategies in Scholarly Research
Users’ Features of Image Similarities
A Comparative Study on Institutional Repository (IR): Comparing the U.S. and Taiwan
Troy Espe, Graduate Student
E-Allies: How Libraries and Newspapers Can Align in the Information Age
Karen Davies, Assistant Prof.
The Skills and Knowledge Required by Health Information Professionals in the USA
Catherine Arnott Smith, Assistant Prof.
Kristin Eschenfelder, Associate Prof. Public Libraries as Financial Literacy Providers
Jihee Beak, PhD Student
Comparison of LC subject headings and LibraryThing tags in GLBTQ YA fiction
Shannon Crawford Barniskis, Graduate Student
Graffiti, Poetry, Dance: How Public Library Art Programs Affect Teens
Nathan R. Johnson, PhD Student
Passing the ACID Test: Rhetorics of Web Standardization
Dalal Albudaiwi, PhD Student
The Impact of the Internet on the Islamic Society: A Discussion of the Ethical Dilemmas
Tom Walker, Associate Prof.
Celsus: A Library Architecture Wiki
Marta L. Magnuson, PhD Student
SOIS Aligning Technology with Learning Objectives: Student use of Glogster to Summarize and Critique Academic Journal Articles
Lucy Kelly, Graduate Student
SOIS Tracking the Effects of Mortgage Foreclosure on Communities in the United States
Toni Streckert, Graduate Student
SLIS Developing Community Partnerships, and Special Collections: A Key to Surviving Hard Times in Public Libraries
Soohyung Joo & Chunsheng Huang, PhD Students
SOIS System Analysis of Digital Libraries: A Practical Manual for Digital Collection Development Projects
Jim Schultz, Undergraduate Student & IT Staff
SOIS To the Cloud! Wait . . . It can’t be THAT easy.
Margaret E I Kipp, Assistant Prof. & Kun Lu, PhD Student
SOIS Retrieval Effectiveness of Tags and Author Keywords
Margaret E I Kipp, Assistant Prof. & Soohyung Joo, PhD Student
SOIS Semantic Structure of Consumer Health Information Web Resources Tagged on Delicious.com
Kristin Eschenfelder, Associate Prof. & Andrew Johnson, Graduate Student
SLIS The Limits of Data Sharing
Kun Lu, PhD Student
SOIS Generate an Author Map Based on Author Vectors
Melissa Adler, PhD Student
SLIS The Social Construction of Sexual Deviance at the Library of Congress
Peter Lor, Visiting Prof.
SOIS Naive empiricism in comparative LIS
Michelle Caswell, PhD Student
SLIS From Egypt with Love, . . . Maybe: Archival Authenticity in the Global Digital Age
Dietmar Wolfram, Interim Dean
SOIS Aspects of Citer Analysis as a Complement to Citation Analysis
Mei Zhang, PhD Student
SLIS Research on License Analysis for e-Journal Perpetual Access
Joyce M. Latham, Assistant Prof.
SOIS Who Runs the Public Library?
Can Social Tagging Improve Retrieval Performance: An Experimental Study on Medical Collection
Two Multivariate Statistical Techniques in Informetrics Studies: A Comparison of MDS and SEM
Interface Visualization Evaluation for Project Management on Mobile Devices
Analysis of Metadata Schemas for Children’s Libraries
PocketKnowledge: Purpose & Use Analysis
Karen Hiebert and Rae Schneider
How Do They Measure Up? An Evaluation of Virtual Reference Services of Academic and Public Libraries
Edward Benoit, III
Digital Librarians’ Perceptions of Social Tagging, its Potential use, Benefits, and Limitations
Public Practitioner-Researchers: A Call for Research Informed by Praxis
Survey Study of International Activities and Relations of National Libraries
Freedom of Expression in Muslim Society
Access to Information: An Index for Transparency in Governance in Ghana?
Analysis of Practice and Policies Related to the Use of Images in Art History ETDs and the Applicability of the Best Practices in Fair Use Model
Designing Privacy into the Internet: 1969-1979
Documenting Ourselves: Feminist Activism and 21st Century Librarianship
COMPARISONS ARE ODOROUS: Comparison in Science and the Science of Comparison
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter J Lor, D.Phil.
Visiting Professor, School of Information Studies
Past Secretary General, International Federated Library Association (IFLA); Past National Library of South Africa
Lucio Campanelli & Dan Rude, MLIS Students
Adaptive Browsing for a Community Database
Kun Lu, PhD Student
Ideal Matching, Real Matching: A Model
Tim Blomquist, MLIS Student
Findings from a Survey of Wisconsin Public Library Services for the Homeless Population
Lauree Garcia Hart, PhD Student
The Efficacy of Infodemiology in Tracking H1N1
Jo Ellen Darnton, BSIR Student
Chunsheng Huang, PhD Student
Digital Archives of Taiwan Agricultural History During the Japanese Colonial Period: Phase I
Jihee Beak, MLIS Student
The relationship between the school library media specialist’s working environment and the level of information organization in a visual search in an OPAC system
Taryn Sauer, PhD Student & Recent MLIS Graduate
Asking Smart Questions: How Question Type and Form Affect Answer Quality on Q&A Web Sites
Hohyon Ryu, MLIS Student & Kun Lu, PhD Student
Building an Augmented Index for Genomic Information Retrieval