ASIST2007: Notes from Monday
I didn't live blog Monday's events because I was a bit nervous about my session and wanted to make sure my computer was charged (heh, well that turned out well!). So here are some retrospective thoughts about the sessions.
Future of Institutional Repositories (ok, I did blog this one)
Speed Meeting (SIGs KM, BWP, MGT) -- this was really interesting. I met a lot of people I probably wouldn't have met if not for this session. I did here that we really disturbed the room next door which is too bad.
Wiki a la Carte: Understanding Participation Behaviors (SIGs SI, BWP), Pnina Shachaf, Noriko Hara, Curt Bonk, Thomas Mackey, Bradley Hemminger, Besiki Stvilia
- Shachaf and Hara's continuing work on community and Wikipedia is very interesting and worth reading the whole article for. I think Shachaf must have thought she had a lot more time because she spent all of her time reviewing the previous work and almost didn't even get to her results. This particular paper was about the talk pages that go with user pages, content pages (and maybe category or disambiguation pages? my memory is fuzzy) I was very disappointed to have a totally irrelevant question from the audience about what to name an internal corporate wiki. Come on guys, wise up!
- Bonk's talk was also abbreviated, but about co-writing and it's interesting that he found that the honors college students basically write offline and then copy their stuff into the class wiki. We sort of wondered if this had to do with grading an attibution and if maybe the honors students are more grade driven. He also talked about the wikibooks - authors are mainly 18-25 years old...
- Mackey's talk... oops, I think the bit about the honors students came from him, not Bonk.
- Hemminger - sort of an overview of conference wikis. People who are likely to read this blog probably have participated in these so...
UPDATE: forgot this session!
Access & Information Seeking
Decision-Making Framework for Thinking about Information-Seeking Behavior, Irene (?) presented by Nick Belkin
- I think this is an interesting approach to the problem of making practical use of the decades of information use/behavior research we have; however, I'm not sure, in practical terms, how much we can quantify the multipliers required for each of the decision states. I like the idea of a Bayesian model, too.
Does Free-Access to Scholarly Articles Increase Readership and Citation Impact? A Randomized Controlled, Multi-publisher, Multi-Journal Study, Phillip M. Davis
- Great study, well presented, with a very strong methods and justification. I'm excited to see his final results and read his paper in more detail
- essentially, there are things that correlate more strongly with citation and use than access such as being a review article, being on the cover, etc.
"Where'd it Go?": How People Ask After Lost Web Information, Jaime Teevan
- Seems like this should have been part of my panel instead of the one it was on. How strange. It was also quite strange about the management courses in library schools presentation was on my panel.
- She's actually done web searching to find instances where people were looking for information that they had found in the past. She then coded the surrounding information using Nvivo and had some interesting findings.
- Future work will include more server log analysis, etc.