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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Hinze, Annika; Chang, Carole; Nichols, David M. (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Nichols, David M.; Paynter, Gordon W.; Chan, Chu-Hsiang; Bainbridge, David; McKay, Dana; Twidale, Michael B.; Blandford, Ann (2009)
    Current institutional repository software provides few tools to help metadata librarians understand and analyze their collections. In this article, we compare and contrast metadata analysis tools that were developed ...
  • Singh, Vandana; Nichols, David M.; Twidale, Michael B. (2009)
    A study was conducted across multiple open source software online technical help communities. This paper presents the types of discussions that occur, the types of questions asked and the type of responses that are given. ...
  • Nichols, David M.; Cunningham, Sally Jo (2009)
    The information we encounter in modern life, in developed countries, is a hybrid of the physical and the digital. Personal archiving tools allow users to capture and retrieve aspects of their everyday lives in digital form. ...
  • Cunningham, Sally Jo; Nichols, David M. (2009)
    This paper builds an understanding how music is currently listened to by small (fewer than 10 individuals) to medium-sized (10 to 40 individuals) gatherings of people— how songs are chosen for playing, how the music fits ...
  • Nichols, David M.; Paynter, Gordon W.; Chan, Chu-Hsiang; Bainbridge, David; McKay, Dana; Twidale, Michael B.; Blandford, Ann (2008)
    Current institutional repository software provides few tools to help metadata librarians understand and analyse their collections. In this paper we compare and contrast metadata analysis tools that were developed ...
  • Nichols, David M.; Chan, Chu-Hsiang; Bainbridge, David; McKay, Dana; Twidale, Michael B. (2008)
    We describe a Web-based metadata quality tool that provides statistical descriptions and visualisations of Dublin Core metadata harvested via the OAI protocol. The lightweight nature of development allows it to be used to ...
  • Cunningham, Sally Jo; Nichols, David M. (2008)
    At present very little is known about how people locate and view videos. This study draws a rich picture of everyday video seeking strategies and video information needs, based on an ethnographic study of New Zealand ...
  • Nichols, David M.; Chan, Chu-Hsiang; Bainbridge, David; McKay, Dana; Twidale, Michael B. (ACM, 2008)
    We describe a Web-based metadata quality tool that provides statistical descriptions and visualisations of Dublin Core metadata harvested via the OAI protocol. The lightweight nature of development allows it to be used to ...
  • Milne, David N.; Nichols, David M.; Witten, Ian H. (ACM, 2008)
    Most information workers query digital libraries many times a day. Yet people have little opportunity to hone their skills in a controlled environment, or compare their performance with others in an objective way. Conversely, ...
  • Cunningham, Sally Jo; Nichols, David M. (ACM, 2008)
    At present very little is known about how people locate and view videos 'in the wild'. This study draws a rich picture of everyday video seeking strategies and video information needs, based on an ethnographic study of New ...

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  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...