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- 1Babb, Maureen N
- 1Borynec, Anna
- 1Cappello, Alicia V
- 1Cemer, Brett.
- 1Cockcroft, Daniel
- 1Forcier, Eric
- 4Information behaviours
- 3Grounded theory
- 3Social media
- 2Critical discourse analysis
- 4Mackey, Margaret (Library and Information Studies)
- 3Quamen, Harvey (Digital Humanities)
- 3Rockwell, Geoffrey (Humanities Computing)
- 2Given, Lisa (School of Library and Information Studies)
- 2Gouglas, Sean (Humanities Computing)
- 2Mackey, Margaret (School of Library and Information Studies)
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...
In the months leading up to the 2016 election in the United States, YouTube’s recommendation algorithm decidedly favored pro-Trump videos, fake news and conspiracy theories. In this thesis, I question whether such bias is present in the context of the 2019 federal election in Canada. To do so, I...
Cats are ubiquitous with the internet, yet only a few studies have included both subjects as the focus of their research. The few studies that do include both cats and the internet rarely set out to show the ways in which humans benefit from their involvement with cats on the internet. This...
This study sets out to examine recurring themes found on book wrappers published by Harlequin in their first seventeen years as a form of marketing strategy. Through the use of specific image and text patterns that correspond to common themes found in paperback genres, Harlequin was able to...
This research project collected a sample of nine single-authored websites of classical mythology in order to determine whether they could be conceived of as a serious leisure activity under Robert A. Stebbins' Serious Leisure Perspective. Data was manually collected from these websites using a...
Information Architecture of CiteLens: A Visualization Tool for Context and Content Analysis of References in Traditional Humanities MonographsDownload
This thesis investigates new avenues of conducting context and content citation analysis for long-form publications in traditional humanities, an area of scholarly output which has been, to a large extent, ignored by index-based citation analysis studies. The contributions brought here are...
Dramatic changes in the pharmacy profession have occurred in the past century. Many of these occurred as the primary focus of the pharmacist transitioned from drug products to providing patient care services. Prescribing by pharmacists gained momentum when it was implemented in the United Kingdom...
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...
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...
Academic social networking services (SNSs) such as ResearchGate.com or Academia.Edu have recently experienced a surge in popularity (Ortega, 2016). Existing research into academic SNSs have focused on population parameters and social networking usage patterns. Currently, no research has been...