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A Community-Driven Usability Evaluation: The Case of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region Digital LibraryDownload
This paper reports a usability evaluation study of the Digital Library North prototype that was conducted in May 2016. It proposes a culturally-aware and community-informed approach to the usability of digital libraries for Northern communities in Canada along with the emerging themes and the...
Digital Library North (DLN) is an ongoing project with the overarching goal of creating a digital library infrastructure for the north. In Canada’s North access to information has been limited by the geographic dispersion of the population, lack of high-speed communications infrastructure, and...
Digital libraries provide organized, inclusive and open access to quality information sources. They are multifaceted and complex structures that offer a wide range and variety of information resources and services and reduce spatial, temporal and access barriers. One of the key challenges...
Disseminating, Assimilating, and Creating: A Social Knowledge Cycle Model for Non-Profit OrganizationsDownload
This research paper explores how ‘social knowledge’, as an emergent category of organizational knowledge, flows through non-profit organizations (NPOs). Examining findings from qualitative interviews with 16 individual from Canadian NPOs on their use of social media for Knowledge Management (KM),...
The study uses grounded theory approach to develop different categories of stopwords leading to the creation of a stopword list for email-based data. The finding of the study will contribute in better understanding of email as data and developing better algorithms which could automatically remove...
This paper reports on the ways in which two national and two public digital libraries from four different countries (Canada, United States, Britain, Australia) have made use of metadata elements and social media features such as social tags and recommendations to support searching, browsing and...
Increasingly Unambitious: A Thematic Analysis of Canadian Broadband Policy and Programs
This paper provides a thematic analysis of federal and provincial broadband programs and policies in Canada from 1995 to 2015. The analysis reveals that programs are becoming increasingly unambitious with regard to increasing broadband availability and the speeds at which broadband service must...
Inter-organizational Knowledge Management within an NGO Community: A Pilot Study of a Unique Knowledge Sharing StructureDownload
Knowledge management principles have traditionally been derived from for-profit organizations but are increasingly being utilized to support the success of non-profits organizations (NPOs). This pilot study examines the knowledge needs of a group of Alberta-based NPOs linked by a hub organization...