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Christina's LIS Rant
Friday, October 31, 2008
  ASIST2008: Trends of Schools and the Fields
Thematic Maps of 19 iSchools
Chaomei Chen, Drexel

Instead of starting with journals or starting with a topic, paper, or individual, did an affiliation search for the ischools. Not perfect because coverage of ISI but also because of school name changes and problems with how affiliations are reported/recorded

CiteSpace – available on his home page
- showing some pictures from previous work on terrorism to show the transition from one cluster to the next and the path and high betweenness node/pivot point.

(go back and look at google earth map on flu diffusion – he skipped)

Showed Drexel-
gatekeepers in purple
showed all 19 ischools, co-citation graph

finds a co-citation cluster, takes the articles citing that cluster, and does noun phrase (extraction? identification?--?) to name the cluster
(citespace has even more features than when I last used it, cool!)

Departmental Websites and Female Student Recruitment: What do IT program websites reveal about woman friendliness
Kristen Hanks (Doctoral Student in Social Informatics at Indiana University)
Part of or as a result of Gender and IT Education larger project.
gender and IT research has 3 phases
1) proving there is an issue
2) understanding the issue
3) coming up with ways to address and ways to test those steps

She’s looking at understanding the issue. Questions re subtle gender cues and differences between applied vs. CS/Computer Engineering. “Applied” includes informatics, information science, instructional technology, information systems

Web pages are significant in recruitment (Abrahamson)
Ease of use vs. perceived usefulness (I thought there were later studies than this?)
women are more sensitive to
- visual/non-verbal cues
- message claims
- manipulative intent

“comprehensive information processors” (Meyers-Levy & Maheswaran, 1991)

Content analysis of 104 pages from 16 departments
applied more women but cs more intimate and higher percentage than represented in enrollment
applied – more quotes from male
CS – more accomplishments, more female, used whole names

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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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