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An Ethnographic Study of Technical Support Workers: Why We Didn't Build a Tech Support Digital Library
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By Sally Jo Cunningham, Chris Knowles, Nina Reeves
Issue Date:June 2001
pp. 189-198
In this paper we describe the results of an ethnographic study of the information behaviours of university technical support workers and their information needs. The study looked at how the group identified, located and used information from a variety of s...
 
Looking for a picture: an analysis of everyday image information searching
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By Masood Masoodian, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 198-199
There is at present a dearth of information on the everyday image information behavior of ordinary people. Analysis of a set of 64 image-related searches provides insight into potentially useful facilities for an image digital library.
 
Take note: academic note-taking and annotation behavior
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By Chris Knowles, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:June 2005
pp. 374-374
This paper describes an exploratory study of note taking at academic conferences.
 
Language preference in a bi-language digital library
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By Sally Jo Cunningham, Te Taka Keegan
Issue Date:June 2005
pp. 174-175
This paper examines user choice of interface language in a bi-language digital library (English and Maori, the language of the indigenous people of New Zealand). The majority of collection documents are in Maori, and the interface is available in both Maor...
 
How People Describe Their Image Information Needs: A Grounded Theory Analysis of Visual Arts Queries
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By Sally Jo Cunningham, David Bainbridge, Masood Masoodian
Issue Date:June 2004
pp. 47-48
When people are looking for visual arts information-information related to images-how do they characterize their needs? We analyze a set of 404 queries to identify the attributes that people provide to the Google Answers™ 'ask an expert' online reference s...
   
An Ethnographic Study of Music Information Seeking: Implications for the Design of a Music Digital Library
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By Sally Jo Cunningham, Nina Reeves, Matthew Britland
Issue Date:May 2003
pp. 5
At present, music digital library systems are being developed based on anecdotal evidence of user needs, intuitive feelings for user information seeking behavior, and a priori assumptions of typical usage scenarios. Emphasis has been placed on basic resear...
 
Managing Complexity in a Distributed Digital Library
Found in: Computer
By Ian H. Witten, Rodger J. McNab, Steve Jones, Mark Apperley, David Bainbridge, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:February 1999
pp. 74-79
<p>As the capabilities of distributed digital libraries increase, managing organizational and software complexity becomes a key issue. How can collections and indexes be updated without impacting queries currently in progress? How can the system hand...
 
Information Searching Preferences and Practices of Computer Science Researchers
Found in: Computer-Human Interaction, Australasian Conference on
By Sally Jo Cunningham, Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Issue Date:November 1996
pp. 0294
We present preliminary findings of an ongoing study of the ways that computer scientists seek, use, and store information when conducting research. Their preferred methods of information foraging has implications for the design of information retrieval sys...
 
Applying Machine Learning to Subject Classification and Subject Description for Information Retrieval
Found in: Artificial Neural Networks and Expert Systems, New Zealand Conference
By Sally Jo Cunningham, Brent Summers
Issue Date:November 1995
pp. 243
This paper describes an experiment in applying a standard supervised machine learning algorithm (C4.5) to the problem of developing subject classification rules for documents. This algorithms is found to produce surprisingly concise models of document clas...
 
Quick and dirty: lightweight methods for heavyweight research
Found in: Proceedings of the companion publication of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW Companion '14)
By Alan Chamberlain, Alan Dix, Michael Bernard Twidale, Nic Weber, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:February 2014
pp. 343-346
There seems to be a need for more rapid, lower cost, exploratory, lightweight, responsive and revisable methods that can help with discovery based research in CSCW. A growing number of researchers are expressing frustration with the challenge of selecting ...
     
Interacting with and through a digital library collection: commenting behavior in Flickr's the commons
Found in: Proceedings of the 13th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '13)
By Malika Mahoui, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 21-24
There is growing interest by digital collection providers to engage collection users in interacting with the collection (e.g. by tagging or annotating collection contents) and with the collection organizers and other users (e.g. to form loose "communities"...
     
Metadatapedia: a proposal for aggregating metadata on data archiving
Found in: Proceedings of the 2012 iConference (iConference '12)
By Sally Jo Cunningham, David M. Nichols, Michael B. Twidale
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 370-376
The open access movement has highlighted the barriers that exist for users to gain access to significant portions of the research literature. The open data approach seeks to extend the principles of open access to the data and code that supports the publis...
     
How children find books for leisure reading: implications for the digital library
Found in: Proceeding of the 11th annual international ACM/IEEE joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '11)
By Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:June 2011
pp. 431-432
Finding a good book can be difficult, particularly for young readers. This paper adds to our understanding of how children select books for recreational reading by exploring the 'native' strategies (both successful and ineffective) that children employ in ...
     
A user-centered design of a personal digital library for music exploration
Found in: Proceedings of the 10th annual joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '10)
By Brook J. Novak, David Bainbridge, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:June 2010
pp. 149-158
We describe the evaluation of a personal digital library environment designed to help musicians capture, enrich and store their ideas using a spatial hypermedia paradigm. The target user group is musicians who primarily use audio and text for composition a...
     
The use of paper in everyday student life
Found in: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (CHINZ '09)
By David M. Nichols, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 65-68
The information we encounter in modern life, in developed countries, is a hybrid of the physical and the digital. Personal archiving tools allow users to capture and retrieve aspects of their everyday lives in digital form. In this paper we use a diary stu...
     
Impact of classroom design on interactive whiteboard use in a special needs classroom
Found in: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (CHINZ '09)
By Grant Shannon, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 1-4
The physical environment of a classroom---how space is organized and controlled---impacts the use of technology within that setting. This paper presents the initial rationale for choosing an interactive whiteboard (IWB) as the platform for software designe...
     
A mixed digital / physical snapshot of early internet / web usage in New Zealand
Found in: Proceedings of the 2009 joint international conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '09)
By Jillene Bydder, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:June 2009
pp. 1-1
We are in the early stages of developing a unique physical and digital record of New Zealand's early experience of the Internet.
     
Tailoring greenstone for seniors
Found in: Proceedings of the 2009 joint international conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '09)
By Erin K. Bennett, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:June 2009
pp. 1-1
We present a re-design of Greenstone to support seniors (aged over 65) in managing documents reflecting their life history.
     
Encouraging better hand drying hygiene
Found in: Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGCHI New Zealand Chapter's International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Design Centered HCI (CHINZ '08)
By Andrew Will, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 39-45
Electric hand driers have the potential to improve sanitation when using public toilets; if used properly, electric driers can dry hands more thoroughly than towels, and users do not come into physical contact with potentially contaminated objects. But ele...
     
Towards the design of a kids' music organizer
Found in: Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGCHI New Zealand Chapter's International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Design Centered HCI (CHINZ '08)
By Manuela Hutter, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 17-22
In this paper, we investigate how young children aged 2 to 5 interact with music and their family's music collections. By going into their homes, interviewing them and their parents and observing the children performing a range of music-related tasks, we e...
     
How people find videos
Found in: Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '08)
By David M. Nichols, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:June 2008
pp. 597-617
At present very little is known about how people locate and view videos 'in the wild'. This study draws a rich picture of everyday video seeking strategies and video information needs, based on an ethnographic study of New Zealand university students. Thes...
     
Identifying personal photo digital library features
Found in: Proceedings of the 2007 conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '07)
By Masood Masoodian, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:June 2007
pp. 400-401
At present, little evidence is available about how people want to interact with their photos in a personal photo digital library. Analysis of a set of 22 user needs summaries and critiques of existing photo management systems provides insight into potentia...
     
Exploring the user experience through collage
Found in: Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI New Zealand chapter's international conference on Computer-human interaction: design centered HCI (CHINZ '06)
By Dana McKay, Kirsten Thomson, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:July 2006
pp. 109-115
We explore the use of collage in requirements elicitation, as a tool to support potential end-users in expressing their impressions, understanding, and emotions regarding a system.
     
Looking for a picture: an analysis of everyday image information searching
Found in: Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '06)
By Masood Masoodian, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 198-199
There is at present a dearth of information on the everyday image information behavior of ordinary people. Analysis of a set of 64 image-related searches provides insight into potentially useful facilities for an image digital library.
     
Take note: academic note-taking and annotation behavior
Found in: Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '05)
By Chris Knowles, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:June 2005
pp. 374-374
This paper describes an exploratory study of note taking at academic conferences.
     
Language preference in a bi-language digital library
Found in: Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '05)
By Sally Jo Cunningham, Te Taka Keegan
Issue Date:June 2005
pp. 174-175
This paper examines user choice of interface language in a bi-language digital library (English and Maori, the language of the indigenous people of New Zealand). The majority of collection documents are in Maori, and the interface is available in both Maor...
     
A digital library of conversational expressions: helping profoundly disabled users communicate
Found in: Proceedings of the second ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '02)
By Hayley Dunlop, Matt Jones, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 273-274
Digital libraries are for everyone. This paper describes the development of a digital library for a user who has a profound physical disability that means she cannot communicate verbally, and cannot use conventional communication tools.
     
An ethnographic study of technical support workers: why we didn't build a tech support digital library
Found in: Proceedings of the first ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '01)
By Chris Knowles, Nina Reeves, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:January 2001
pp. 189-198
In this paper we describe the results of an ethnographic study of the information behaviourss of university technical support workers and their information needs. The study looked at how the group identified, located and used information from a variety of...
     
Scalable browsing for large collections: a case study
Found in: Proceedings of the fifth ACM conference on Digital libraries (DL '00)
By George Buchanan, Gordon W. Paynter, Ian H. Witten, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:June 2000
pp. 215-223
Phrase browsing techniques use phrases extracted automatically from a large information collection as a basis for browsing and accessing it. This paper describes a case study that uses an automatically constructed phrase hierarchy to facilitate browsing of...
     
Usage analysis of a digital library
Found in: Proceedings of the third ACM conference on Digital libraries (DL '98)
By Rodger McNab, Sally Jo Cunningham, Steve Jones
Issue Date:June 1998
pp. 293-294
This presentation focuses on the strategic design planning and vision creation process for the E-Quarium, the online complement to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. More than six months of informed investigation and analysis resulted in an ambitious redesign of t...
     
A non-linear, criterion-referenced grading scheme for a computer literacy course
Found in: Proceedings of the first Australasian conference on Computer science education (ACSE '96)
By Bill Rogers, Philip Treweek, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:July 1996
pp. 89-94
In very many situations the collection of data from distributed hosts for its subsequent use to generate an intrusion detection profile may not be technically feasible (e.g., due to data size or network security transfer protocols). This situation is espec...
     
Towards the digital music library: tune retrieval from acoustic input
Found in: Proceedings of the first ACM international conference on Digital libraries (DL '96)
By Clare L. Henderson, Ian H. Witten, Lloyd A. Smith, Rodger J. McNab, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:March 1996
pp. 11-18
This presentation focuses on the strategic design planning and vision creation process for the E-Quarium, the online complement to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. More than six months of informed investigation and analysis resulted in an ambitious redesign of t...
     
Internet-accessible information retrieval tools for advanced DB/IR courses
Found in: Proceedings of the twenty-seventh SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '96)
By Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:February 1996
pp. 313-317
A number of information retrieval tools are now freely available over the Internet, either as full production programs or demos. These programs illustrate a wide variety of IR techniques, and can allow students to gain realistic, hands-on experience with a...
     
NIUPEPA: a historical newspaper collection
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Ian H. Witten, Mark Apperley, Sally Jo Cunningham, Te Taka Keegan
Issue Date:January 1988
pp. 86-87
Case study findings from several corporate environments suggest that successful virtualization does not depend on the degree of technological sophistication. It's how the tools are used that matters.
     
A public library based on full-text retrieval
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Craig Nevill-Manning, Ian H. Witten, Rodger McNab, Sally Jo Cunningham
Issue Date:January 1988
pp. 71-75
The online Risks Forum has long been a hotbed for discussions of the relative merits of openness relating to the dissemination of knowledge about security vulnerabilities. The debate has now been rekindled, and is summarized here.
     
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