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Giving shape to large digital libraries through exploratory data analysis

Peter Organisciak, Benjamin M. Schmidt, J. Stephen Downie
2021 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
This work examines the role that exploratory data analysis and visualization tools may play in understanding large bibliographic datasets.  ...  The emergence of large multi-institutional digital libraries has opened the door to aggregate-level examinations of the published word.  ...  Notable contributions to Bookworm have been made by Benjamin Schmidt, Martin Camacho, Billy Janitsch, Neva Cherniavsky, Erez Aiden, Matt Nicklay, JB Michel, Peter Organisciak, and  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.24547 fatcat:oohgjhu2anej7i5tr2vqgyf46q

Barriers and solutions to assessing digital library reuse: preliminary findings

Genya Morgan O'Gara, Liz Woolcott, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Caroline Muglia, Ayla Stein, Santi Thompson
2018 Performance Measurement and Metrics  
Findings -The digital library community is searching for ways to better understand how materials are reused and repurposed.  ...  Purpose -The purpose of this paper is to highlight the initial top-level findings of a year-long comprehensive needs assessment, conducted with the digital library community, to reveal reuse assessment  ...  The authors would also like to acknowledge the Digital Library Federation for its support of the Assessment Interest Group, and for their aid amplifying the work of this grant project and its deliverables  ... 
doi:10.1108/pmm-03-2018-0012 fatcat:rebfls63azg5ng3xvoz6giwzj4

The Researcher as Storyteller: Using Digital Tools for Search and Storytelling with Audio-Visual Materials

Berber Hagedoorn, Sabrina Sauer
2018 VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture  
that supports audio-visual research through exploratory search.  ...  This involves, broadly speaking, researchers studying audio-visual materials in a co-creative design process, set to fine-tune and further develop a digital tool (technically based on linked open data)  ...  digitized audio-visual data as well as tools for research and analysis.  ... 
doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2018.jethc159 fatcat:5k6yua4c4ja3zg7q6qyyk4mnri

Finding the Right Questions: Exploratory Pathway Analysis to Enhance Biological Discovery in Large Datasets

Thomas Kelder, Bruce R. Conklin, Chris T. Evelo, Alexander R. Pico, Jonathan A. Eisen
2010 PLoS Biology  
At a time when biological data are increasingly digital and thus amenable to computationally driven statistical analysis, it is easy to lose sight of the important role of data exploration.  ...  By relating properties of exploratory data analysis to the current state of pathway analysis techniques, we hope to guide researchers in how to best utilize pathway information in exploratory data analysis  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000472 pmid:20824171 pmcid:PMC2930872 fatcat:k4pvlkvmenf5jdwlrstuatqpfa

Toward a model for digital tool criticism: Reflection as integrative practice

Marijn Koolen, Jasmijn van Gorp, Jacco van Ossenbruggen
2018 Digital Scholarship in the Humanities  
Current methods in historical research in physical archives are shaped around leafing through large volumes of materials to identify documents of relevance, with two important consequences.  ...  access to heritage collections from more than 3,000 European heritage and memory institutions.European Library ( Gives access to the digital collections of forty-nine  ... 
doi:10.1093/llc/fqy048 dblp:journals/lalc/KoolenGO19 fatcat:esjs6mdxyzf4joipzc5ros62t4

'Go fish': Conceptualising the challenges of engaging national web archives for digital research

Jessica Ogden, Emily Maemura
2021 International Journal of Digital Humanities  
Web and in turn contributes to critical ongoing debates surrounding the opportunities and constraints of digital sources, methodologies and claims within the Digital Humanities.  ...  Danish Library.  ...  The authors also gratefully acknowledge the generosity and support provided by staff and researchers at the UKWA, the British Library, the Royal Library and the NetLab at Aarhus University.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42803-021-00032-5 pmid:34966889 pmcid:PMC8700321 fatcat:v7aefpyuivfilltnmjaekzss7i

Library Carpentry: Software Skills Training for Library Professionals

James Baker, Caitlin Moore, Ernesto Priego, Raquel Alegre, Jez Cope, Ludi Price, Owen Stephens, Daniel van Strien, Greg Wilson
2016 Liber Quarterly: The Journal of European Research Libraries  
Carpentry was conceived, the syllabus used for the initial exploratory programme, the administrative apparatus through which the programme was delivered, and the analysis of data collection exercises  ...  suites) to their armoury is an effective and important use of professional development resource.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank the Software Sustainability Institute for their generous sponsorship of Library Carpentry.  ... 
doi:10.18352/lq.10176 fatcat:y65ccpja7remrem47o4dzjspde

Library Carpentry: Software Skills Training for Library Professionals

Jez Cope, James Baker
2018 International Journal of Digital Curation  
Much time and energy is now being devoted to developing the skills of researchers in the related areas of data analysis and data management.  ...  Library Carpentry is a global effort to provide training to librarians in technical areas that have traditionally been seen as the preserve of researchers, IT support and systems librarians.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank the Software Sustainability Institute for their generous sponsorship of Library Carpentry.  ... 
doi:10.2218/ijdc.v12i2.576 fatcat:3hr72i7puzf2zfxliz7uw5umvy

Exploratory Analysis in Learning Analytics

David Gibson, Sara de Freitas
2015 Technology, Knowledge and Learning  
The cases include an analysis of a games-based virtual performance assessment and an analysis of data from 52,000 students over a 5year period at a large Australian university.  ...  This article summarizes the methods, observations, challenges and implications for exploratory analysis drawn from two learning analytics research projects.  ...  An assessment process giving rise to data for analytics might include students reviewing and commenting on each others' digital creations through open-ended online discussions (Ertmer et al. 2007; Van  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10758-015-9249-5 fatcat:lcccvb7z4zejtf4n6bviep64pa

Ten Months of Digital Reading: An Exploratory Log Study [chapter]

Pavel Braslavski, Vivien Petras, Valery Likhosherstov, Maria Gäde
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We address digital reading practices in Russia analyzing 10 months of logging data from a commercial ebook mobile app.  ...  We describe the data and focus on three aspects: reading schedule, reading speed, and book abandonment. The exploratory study proves a high potential of the data and proposed approach.  ...  We are not aware of other large-scale reading log studies, except for solitary self-reported data from ebook services.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43997-6_32 fatcat:jar3oe5fcjboxfzx6qzavpy6uu

A study of visually linked keywords to support exploratory browsing in academic search

Orland Hoeber, Soumya Shukla
2022 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
Based on subjective opinions, objective performance, and behavioural data, we show the value of adding lightweight visual and interactive features to academic digital library search interfaces to support  ...  While the search interfaces used by common academic digital libraries provide easy access to a wealth of peer-reviewed literature, their interfaces provide little support for exploratory browsing.  ...  Acknowledgements We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), through the Discovery Grant held by the first author (RGPIN-2017-06446).  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.24623 fatcat:5yv7rlvsqbawjbax2l4bvhgo4q

Privacy Policies and Practices with Cloud-Based Services in Public Libraries: An Exploratory Case of BiblioCommons

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos, Michael Zimmer
2017 Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy  
Public libraries are increasingly turning to cloud-based and Library 2.0 solutions to provide patrons more user-focused, interactive, and social platforms from which to explore and use library resources  ...  These platforms – such as BiblioCommons – often rely on the collection and aggregation of patron data, and have the potential to disrupt longstanding ethical norms within librarianship dedicated to protecting  ...  Through this analysis of privacy policies from the participating public libraries, we are better positioned to recommend best practices for library privacy policies in the era of Library 2.0.  ... 
doi:10.5860/jifp.v2i1.6252 fatcat:ky4hv3vb3ff5niumlbz7cf6qo4

Exploring Digital Libraries through Visual Interfaces [chapter]

Beomjin Kim, Jon Scott, SeungEun Kim
2011 Digital Libraries - Methods and Applications  
Conclusion The emergence of the Digital Library provides an interesting dichotomy: effortless access to a large compilation of data, but increased challenges in finding a few specific works of interest  ...  This was supported through the exploratory aspects of the system, which participants indicated positively as giving meaningful result displays, and facilitating better understanding of the information.  ... 
doi:10.5772/14255 fatcat:jbufo57uengslly3h5dovixpmm


Gayathiri Navirathan, Senior Assistant Librarian, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
2019 International Journal of Advanced Research  
Large number of such materials lost irrecoverably and valuable contents also lost forever due to absence of proper solution for bulk storage of data thousands of palm leaves perished through time.  ...  Even though large number of digitization manuscripts projects undertaken by various institutions in India digital data are vulnerable much more so, than the originals.  ... 
doi:10.21474/ijar01/9846 fatcat:govw24vbtba7xac6xhr4is3rz4

Modeling Context in Haptic Perception, Rendering and Visualization [chapter]

Kanav Kahol, Priyamvada Tripathi, Troy McDaniel, Sethuraman Panchanathan
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Haptic perception refers to the human ability to perceive spatial properties through tactile and haptic sensations.  ...  Contextual clues about material of an object, its overall shape, size and weight configurations are perceived by individuals leading to recognition of object and its spatial features.  ...  The data capture setup consisted of three digital video cameras, a pair of CyberTouch® data gloves, and Ascension® trackers.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11551898_11 fatcat:hae7fjhy7fhmhkvc4ks55ynn74
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