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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 libraries are online environments for organizing, sharing, and providing access to resources in digital form. Ideally, their content, functionality, organization, and metadata should reflect the needs, interests, and contexts of the communities they are meant to serve. Indigenous...
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...
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...
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...
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...