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  • Metrics for openness

    Nichols, David M.; Twidale, Michael B. (2017)
    The characterization of scholarly communication is dominated by citation-based measures. In this paper we propose several metrics to describe different facets of open access and open research. We discuss measures to represent ...
  • What's news? Encounters with news in everyday life: A study of behaviours and attitudes

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Nichols, David M.; Hinze, Annika; Bowen, Judy (Springer, 2016)
    As the news landscape changes, for many users the nature of news itself is changing as well. Insights into the changing news behaviour of users can inform the design of access tools and news archives. We analysed a set of ...
  • Personal video collection management behavior

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Nichols, David M.; Bowen, Judy (ACM, 2016)
    Video content typically consumes more storage space and bandwidth than other document types although users structure their content with the same organisational tools they use for smaller and simpler items. We analyze the ...
  • Supporting gender-neutral digital library creation: a case study using the GenderMag toolkit

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Hinze, Annika; Nichols, David M. (Springer International Publishing, 2016)
    Software is assumed by its creators and maintainers to be gender-neutral: that is, that it is equally well suited for use by any user, regardless of gender. We investigate this assumption in the digital libraries context ...
  • Students and their videos: implications for a video digital library

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Nichols, David M.; Bowen, Judy (Springer International Publishing, 2016)
    Personal information collections have expanded to include video files but users often organize their content with the same tools they use for other simpler media types. We analyze the ‘native’ video management behavior ...
  • A scientometric analysis of 15 years of CHINZ conferences

    Nichols, David M.; Cunningham, Sally Jo (ACM, 2015)
    CHINZ is the annual conference of the New Zealand Chapter of the Special Interest Group for Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) of the ACM. In this paper we analyse the history of CHINZ through citations, authorship and ...
  • Digital libraries unfurled: supporting the New Zealand flag debate

    Thomas, Brandon M.; Stewart, Joanna M.; Bainbridge, David; Nichols, David M.; Rogers, Bill; Holmes, Geoffrey (Springer, 2015)
    This article reports on the development of an interactive web environment, backed by a digital library, that supports the creation of new flag designs. Specifically, it supports the user through an iterative design process, ...
  • Digital news resources: An autoethnographic study of news encounters

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Nichols, David M.; Hinze, Annika; Bowen, Judy (Springer, 2015)
    We analyze a set of 35 autoethnographies of news encounters, created by students in New Zealand. These comprise rich descriptions of the news sources, modalities, topics of interest, and news ‘routines’ by which the students ...
  • Social music in cars

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Nichols, David M.; Bainbridge, David; Ali, Hasan (ISMIR, 2014)
    This paper builds an understanding of how music is currently experienced by a social group travelling together in a car - how songs are chosen for playing, how music both reflects and influences the group’s mood and social ...
  • Online legacy preservation for humanities researchers

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Nichols, David M. (2014)
    As researchers retire or pass away, the online record of their work and their research careers begins to fragment and fade away. We begin with case studies of four New Zealand Humanities researchers, nearing or at the ends ...
  • Agile methods for agile universities

    Twidale, Michael B.; Nichols, David M. (Sense Publishers, 2013)
    We explore a term, Agile, that is being used in various workplace settings, including the management of universities. The term may have several related but slightly different meanings. Agile is often used in the context ...
  • Greenbug: a hybrid web-inspector, debugger and design editor for greenstone

    Bainbridge, David; McIntosh, Sam J.; Nichols, David M. (ACM, 2013)
    In this paper we present Greenbug: a hybrid web inspector, debugger and design editor developed for use with the open source digital library software Greenstone 3. Inspired by the web development tool Firebug, Greenbug is ...
  • Interactive context-aware user-driven metadata correction in digital libraries

    Bainbridge, David; Twidale, Michael B.; Nichols, David M. (Springer-Verlag, 2012)
    Personal name variants are a common problem in digital libraries, reducing the precision of searches and complicating browsing-based interaction. The book-centric approach of name authority control has not scaled to match ...
  • Metadatapedia: A proposal for aggregating metadata on data archiving

    Nichols, David M.; Twidale, Michael B.; Cunningham, Sally Jo (ACM, 2012)
    The open access movement has highlighted the barriers that exist for users to gain access to significant portions of the research literature. The open data approach seeks to extend the principles of open access to the data ...
  • Recommendation, collaboration and social search

    Nichols, David M.; Twidale, Michael B. (Facet Publishing, 2011)
    This chapter considers the social component of interactive information retrieval: what is the role of other people in searching and browsing? For simplicity we begin by considering situations without computers. After all, ...
  • Usability in Aotearoa/New Zealand

    Apperley, Mark; Nichols, David M. (Springer, 2011)
    This chapter presents an overview of usability in Aotearoa/New Zealand, from the academic and industrial perspectives. It contains a brief description of the country and focuses on the development of HCI and its characteristics ...
  • That's 'é' not 'þ' '?' or '☐': a user-driven context-aware approach to erroneous metadata in digital libraries

    Bainbridge, David; Twidale, Michael B.; Nichols, David M. (ACM, 2011)
    In this paper we present a novel system for user-driven integration of name variants when interacting with web-based information systems. The growth and diversity of online information means that many users experience ...
  • Contextual queries and situated information needs for mobile users

    Hinze, Annika; Chang, Carole; Nichols, David M. (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2010-02-16)
    The users of mobile devices increasingly use networked services to address their information needs. Questions asked by mobile users are strongly influenced by contextual factors such as location, conversation and activity. ...
  • Experiences with the Greenstone digital library software for international development

    Nichols, David M.; Rose, John; Bainbridge, David; Witten, Ian H. (2010)
    Greenstone is a versatile open source multilingual digital library environment, emerging from research on text compression within the New Zealand Digital Library Research Project in the Department of Computer Science at ...
  • Contextual queries express mobile information needs

    Hinze, Annika; Chang, Carole; Nichols, David M. (ACM, 2010)
    The users of mobile devices increasingly use networked services to address their information needs. Questions asked by mobile users are strongly influenced by contextual factors such as location, conversation and activity. ...

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  • Patterns of Change: Can modifiable software have high coupling?

    Taube-Schock, Craig (University of Waikato, 2012)
    There are few aspects of modern life that remain unaffected by software, and as our day-to-day challenges change, so too must our software. Software systems are complex, and as they grow larger and more interconnected, ...
  • Pervasive Personal Information Spaces

    Krishnan, Aparna (University of Waikato, 2010)
    Each user’s electronic information-interaction uniquely matches their information behaviour, activities and work context. In the ubiquitous computing environment, this information-interaction and the underlying personal ...
  • Metadata Quality for Digital Libraries

    Chan, Chu-Hsiang (The University of Waikato, 2008)
    The quality of metadata in a digital library is an important factor in ensuring access for end-users. Several studies have tried to define quality frameworks and assess metadata but there is little user feedback about these ...
  • Understanding and Enhancing Customer-Agent-Computer Interaction in Customer Service Settings

    Olsson, Anette (The University of Waikato, 2007)
    Providing good customer service is crucial to many commercial organizations. There are different means through which the service can be provided, such as Ecommerce, call centres or face-to-face. Although some service is ...