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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...
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...
The Digital Library North is being developed jointly by the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre and the University of Alberta. The goal is to create a digital library that will meet the needs of the Inuvialuit people. The Inuivialuit people recognize three dialects of the Inuvialuktun language:...
This project seeks to: 1. Investigate and identify the information needs and information seeking behaviour of community members in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. 2. Identify and select cultural heritage information. 3. Create a culturally appropriate metadata framework for resource...