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- 41School of Library and Information Studies
- 13Humanities Computing
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- 1Department of Human Ecology
- 2Stobbs, Robyn E.
- 1Babb, Maureen N
- 1Barnard, Sara H.
- 1Borynec, Anna
- 1Branch, Jennifer L
- 1Budac, Andrea
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(Im)Material Worlds: An Exploration of the Discursive Construction of the Materialities of Fictional Worlds through Information-in-Social-PracticeDownload
The objective of this study is to explore how fictional worlds are constructed and engaged with in tabletop roleplaying games (TRPGs). The research is interdisciplinary in nature, situated in the fields of human ecology and library and information studies to study an everyday life leisure...
Artist-run centres (ARCs) are important cultural institutions and their archives form a unique record of artist-run culture and contemporary art in Canada. With mandates focusing on supporting new and experimental work, ARCs have not traditionally been records custodians; however the value of...
My thesis examines how digital community heritage projects use care practices based in community participation and co-creation to build a care-based collection model. These grassroots initiatives aim to gather and document community history by engaging community members in the collection building...
This thesis explores the role of academic librarians as researchers, according to the perceptions of academic librarians themselves, as well as non-librarian faculty. Data collection included surveying 60 participants, including 30 librarians and 30 non-librarian faculty from six Canadian...
The purpose of this study was to identify critical elements in a conceptual model for a community-engaged data curation in the digital humanities, to propose a set of evaluation criteria that would act as guiding principles in pursuing such work in the future, and to explore ways in which...
Using an online survey, this research explores public opinion related to ethical concerns and the portrayal of human-like characteristics by Virtual Assistants (VAs), such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. This research is centered around two research questions: 1) What ethical concerns, if...
Canada’s federal privacy legislation does not include a definition or explanation of the word ‘privacy’, yet an understanding of the meaning of ‘privacy’ is essential to understanding how much or how little privacy to expect in terms of the protections afforded within the law. The purpose of this...
Educating and Empowering Teen Activists in Public Libraries: A Case Study of the Impact of Reading on Young Adult Social Justice ActionsDownload
In recent years, young adult (YA) fiction has, like its Generation Z audience, turned to social justice issues and activism. At the same time, the discussion of social responsibility in librarianship has begun to include human rights and social justice. This thesis investigates the relationships...
Digital museums need to prioritize the information architecture found in their website design in order to optimize the structure and organization of their collection for users. This study used the usability inspection method, heuristic evaluation, to examine nine select digital museums. The...