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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)
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...
The objective of this study was to explore information and its function in fiction reading for leisure through the perceptions and experiences of adult readers. I used a phenomenographic approach to look for qualitative differences in experiences and understandings in order describe the...
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...
The Shoemaker’s Son: A Substantive Theory of Social Media Use for Knowledge Sharing in Academic LibrariesDownload
In the last decade social media have become integrated in the knowledge sharing practices of libraries. While an entire genre of literature is devoted to the use of social media for promotion (i.e., ‘Library 2.0’), little research has been done on the use of social media for organizational...
This thesis seeks to examine the current state of the provenance metadata of rare books and manuscripts in digital special collections, and how that metadata can be enhanced using visualization tools. The multi-faceted nature of provenance is addressed, as well as the standards used to capture...
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...
This thesis examines and compares printed and digital scholarly editions from three separate but complementary perspectives. The overarching aim is to increase the understanding of the relative merits of printed and digital scholarly editions. The perspectives employed include a theoretical...
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...
This study examines the reading practices of 14 young adults in relation to crossmedia fiction, stories that have been adapted across a variety of media formats. In-person interviews were conducted with the goal of exploring how these young people selected, approached, experienced and enjoyed a...
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...