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Analyzing Information Sources Through the Lens of the ACRL Framework: A Case Study of Wikipedia

Trudi Jacobson, University at Albany, SUNY
2020 Communications in Information Literacy  
Each of the six frames is explored in the light of Wikipedia, and metaliteracy, a founding principle of the Framework, is introduced when it provides additional scaffolding in connection with the goals  ...  The idea of connecting information sources with the Framework is being offered as a conversation starter and as a potential mechanism for thinking of the Framework more broadly.  ...  The wording of her answer on a quiz sparked the idea of considering information resources in connection with the Framework.  ... 
doi:10.15760/comminfolit.2020.14.2.10 fatcat:z7aay66hh5crtcrafcj4p4yb4m

Communication networks and group effectiveness: the case of English Wikipedia [article]

Agnieszka Rychwalska, Szymon Talaga, Karolina Ziembowicz, Dariusz Jemielniak
2021 arXiv   pre-print
A selection of intellectual goods produced by online communities - e.g. open source software or knowledge bases like Wikipedia - are in daily use by a broad audience, and thus their quality impacts the  ...  Our interviewees used direct communication for providing feedback, for maintaining close relations and for tapping on the social capital of the Wikipedia community.  ...  The choice of a fast-growing project allowed us to understand what processes lead to the formation of particular patterns of communication.  ... 
arXiv:2107.03506v1 fatcat:2vwnkovprbev7iavfszwq5pi2y

What do Chinese-language microblog users do with Baidu Baike and Chinese Wikipedia? A case study of information engagement

Han-Teng Liao
2014 Proceedings of The International Symposium on Open Collaboration - OpenSym '14  
This paper presents a case study of information engagement based on microblog posts gathered from Sina Weibo and Twitter that mentioned the two major Chinese-language user-generated encyclopaedias.  ...  The content analysis shows that microblog users not only engaged in public discussions by using and citing both encyclopaedias, but also shared their perceptions and experiences more generally with various  ...  The two posts are amongst many posts that mentioned Baidu Baike or Chinese Wikipedia as one of the important digital tools for improving one's understanding of the world.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2641580.2641611 dblp:conf/wikis/Liao14 fatcat:zl7iip6nzzh3npzx4ss5xdpamu

Open Source Intelligence

Felix Stalder, Jesse Hirsh
2002 First Monday  
Like much on the Internet in general, including the Open Source Software movement, practice preceded theory also in the case of OS-INT.  ...  In this article, we use three case studies -the nettime mailing list, the Wikipedia project and the NoLogo Web site -to show some the breadth of contexts and analyze the variety of socio-technical approaches  ...  Acknowledgments An earlier version of this paper was presented at the conference "Critical Upgrade: Reality Check for Cyber Utopias" (Zagreb, 4-5 May 2002).  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v7i6.961 fatcat:zcpcp3c6uzb7rn2sgknje7ocjy

Lexical knowledge sources for cartography and GIS – development, current status and outlook

Wolf Günther Koch
2016 Geodesy and Cartography  
Lexical knowledge sources are indispensable for research, education and general information. The transition of the reference works to the digital world has been a gradual one.  ...  This paper discusses the basic principles and structure of knowledge presentation, as well as user access and knowledge acquisition with specific consideration of contributions in German.  ...  The author thanks for the stimulating discussion with members of the Institute.  ... 
doi:10.1515/geocart-2016-0014 fatcat:ou5sih3aj5gwpkx2q5w4tzjofq

Reconsidering the Checklist in Teaching Internet Source Evaluation

Jonathan Ostenson
2013 portal: Libraries and the Academy  
The growing importance of the Internet in our society requires that university graduates be skilled in critical evaluation of the messages and sources present in the online world.  ...  for information-seeking tasks.  ...  makes the information on the Wikipedia page suspect.  ... 
doi:10.1353/pla.2013.0045 fatcat:cnlqd6rvbbe7hodkfskfscxqvm

Question Answering over Curated and Open Web Sources [article]

Rishiraj Saha Roy, Avishek Anand
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The last few years have seen an explosion of research on the topic of automated question answering (QA), spanning the communities of information retrieval, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence  ...  Much has changed in the community since the last tutorial on QA in SIGIR 2016, and we believe that this timely overview will indeed benefit a large number of conference participants.  ...  Perspectives In Information Retrieval, QA was traditionally treated as a special use case in search [81] , to provide crisp and direct answers to certain classes of queries, as an alternative to ranked  ... 
arXiv:2004.11980v3 fatcat:bavyc2xlrbazrphxhhgzzeitrq

Negotiating the role of sources: Educators' conceptions of credibility in participatory media

Helena Francke, Olof Sundin
2012 Library & Information Science Research  
The second describes educators' experiences of print vs. digital media, and their worry because students have problems negotiating the information architecture of print media.  ...  The third theme deals with conceptions of the credibility of Wikipedia.  ...  We would also like to thank Louise Limberg and Mikael Alexandersson for their contributions in the early design of the project, and Stefan Ekman for comments on part of the text.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2011.12.004 fatcat:d3xloi7blzb2boztrt5isenfxu

Trust and the Media: Perceptions of Climate Change News Sources Among US College Students

Heyi Cheng, Jimena Gonzalez-Ramirez
2020 Postdigital Science and Education  
, and the lack of digital literacy, which make processing information more challenging in this postdigital era.  ...  With the widening of such disconnect, it is crucial to understand how youth, who mainly use digital sources for information, comprehend climate change, as such a demographic will be a vehicle for climate  ...  We are grateful for the assistance provided by Cindy Duggan, Jake Holmquist, and the members of the Information Technology Services from Manhattan College, who helped with the distribution of the survey  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42438-020-00163-y fatcat:oszgoygjsbcwzfh2k425lfufay

Beyond quality and accessibility: Source selection in consumer health information searching

Yan Zhang
2014 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
A systematic understanding of factors and criteria that affect consumers' selection of sources for health information is necessary for the design of effective health information services and information  ...  These results significantly expanded the current understanding of the nature of costs and benefits involved in source-selection decisions, and strongly indicated that a personalized approach is needed  ...  In numerous cases, participants preferred information in visual formats.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.23023 fatcat:4ukr47mba5e7tg356c4mcfts6m

Beyond Open Source Software: Framework And Implications For Open Content Research

Chitu Okoli, Kevin D. A. Carillo
2013 European Conference on Information Systems  
It is important to investigate the workings of the open source process in these new media of expression.  ...  Due largely to the success of large projects such as Wikipedia and the Creative Commons, open content has gained increasing attention not only in the popular media, but also in scholarly research.  ...  "Universal truth" in the case of Wikipedia refers to the existence of respectable citations external to Wikipedia of the statement in question.  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/OkoliC13 fatcat:3xrlapk4gfhe5kut33xwc4kmv4

Source Evaluation Strategies for the Misinformation Age

Allison I Faix
2021 South Carolina libraries  
the complexity of evaluating sources in the misinformation age.  ...  This article provides a summary of recent criticisms of checklist approaches to source evaluation to build a fuller picture of the issues involved with relying on checklists and factors that have increased  ...  In "Find trusted coverage", students might fact check information in the source in a source that is trusted, or students might look for a more trusted source with the same information.  ... 
doi:10.51221/suc.scl.2021.5.2.1 fatcat:v7ey5nqidvbkplwxcpb6os3nca

Debating reliable sources: writing the history of the Vietnam War on Wikipedia

Brendan Luyt
2015 Journal of Documentation  
Design/methodology/approach -My broad approach to the study of the Wikipedia talk pages on the Vietnam War is qualitative in nature and explores the debate over sources through a textual analysis.  ...  Findings -Although much of the debate over sources is conducted without acrimony, the level of analysis one finds in the talk pages is rather shallow while the attention of individual contributors is not  ...  no understanding of the language.  ... 
doi:10.1108/jd-11-2013-0147 fatcat:7nrhzmv5mjeghdyb3bira4k6gy

The Typology and Role of Online Information Sources in Destination Image Formation: An EyeTracking Study

Anastasia Mariussen
2014 International Journal of Digital Accounting Research  
It explores the types of online information sources involved in destination image formation prior to visiting a destination, and examines their individual impact on this process.  ...  A better understanding and appreciation of consumers" interaction with a variety of destination-owned and independent online information sources can provide valuable insights on how potential tourists  ...  of these online information sources in the process of destination image formation.  ... 
doi:10.4192/1577-8517-v14_6 fatcat:msjofpdqofeqxjlmlxylz5z6ei

The Advent of Open Source Democracy and Wikipolitics: Challenges, Threats, and Opportunities for Democratic Discourse

Vasilis Kostakis
2011 Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments  
The on-line free encyclopedia Wikipedia, which hosts millions of pages of information and knowledge; the thousands applications of FLOSS (i.e., free/libre/open source software, e.g., Linux); the Apache  ...  based on the study of a prominent peer project, Wikipedia.  ...  Such moves undercut public trust and faith in the system to protect their rights while providing an accurate representation of the digital world.  ... 
doi:10.17011/ht/urn.201152310897 fatcat:v7atfbyefze37bbsanuad3vade
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