This Research Commons Collection contains research from General Staff at the University of Waikato.

  • Better than Biggles: Michael Annesley’s ‘Lawrie Fenton’ spy thrillers.

    Bydder, Jillene (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), 2015)
    Captain F.A.M. Webster, the athlete, athletics coach and author who lived from 1886 to 1949, wrote a series of fifteen spy thrillers under the pseudonym of Michael Annesley. His hero, Lawrie Fenton, is a lively and laid-back ...
  • Smart or Smarting: Student-library engagement in online distance education

    Ferrier-Watson, Anne (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, The University of Waikato, 2015)
    This small-scale mixed methods study used surveys and focus groups to investigate the challenges faced by a cohort of online learners at the University of Waikato when seeking and referencing information for course ...
  • Re-using DSpace to build a repository for freshwater quality data

    Schweer, Andrea; Mutter, Stefan; Özkundakci, Deniz (2013)
    This presentation describes how we are adapting DSpace to build LERNZdb, a repository for storing and disseminating New Zealand freshwater quality data. While the original intention in this project was to build a database ...
  • Adding content reporting to DSpace

    Schweer, Andrea; Barr, Jenni; Congdon, Deirdre; Symes, Megan (2015)
    This poster presents a content reporting add-on to DSpace, developed for AgResearch Ltd by the IRR support team at the University of Waikato's Information Technology Services Division. We outline the motivation for developing ...
  • Equal partners? Improving the integration between DSpace and Symplectic Elements

    Miller, Kate; Murdoch, Craig; Schweer, Andrea (2015)
    While self-submission by academics was regarded as the ideal way to add content to Open Repositories in the early days of such systems, the reality today is that many institutional repositories obtain their content ...
  • The Library Consortium of New Zealand's Shared IRR Infrastructure

    Brown, Allison; Lockett, Andrew; Murdoch, Craig; Miller, Kate; Schweer, Andrea (2012)
    The Library Consortium of New Zealand has run an Institutional Research Repository Project for three universities and one institute of technology in New Zealand since 2006. After a brief introduction to the context in which ...
  • Shape predicates allow unbounded verification of linearizability using canonical abstraction

    Friggens, David; Groves, Lindsay (Australian Computer Society Inc, 2014)
    Canonical abstraction is a static analysis technique that represents states as 3-valued logical structures, and is able to construct finite representations of systems with infinite statespaces for verification. The granularity ...
  • The digital parrot: Combining context-awareness and semantics to augment memory

    Schweer, Andrea; Hinze, Annika (2007)
    People of all ages and backgrounds are prone to forgetting information, even about their personal experiences. Existing systems to support people in remembering such information either continuously record a person’s ...
  • Sleuths and Spies: the rise of the 'Everywoman' in detective and thriller fiction of the 1920s

    Bydder, Jillene; Franks, Rachel (Popular Culture Association of Australian and New Zealand, 2013)
    The 1920s, frequently referred to as the ‘Roaring Twenties’ or the ‘Jazz Age’, are often associated with opulent lifestyles and the emergence of striking fashion and furniture trends. Themes in the history of women in crime ...
  • A tale of two studies

    Bowen, Judy; Reeves, Steve; Schweer, Andrea (2013)
    Running user evaluation studies is a useful way of getting feedback on partially or fully implemented software systems. Unlike hypothesis-based testing (where specific design decisions can be tested or comparisons made ...
  • A mixed digital / physical snapshot of early internet / web usage in New Zealand

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Bydder, Jillene (ACM, 2009)
    We are in the early stages of developing a unique physical and digital record of New Zealand's early experience of the Internet.
  • Mental health at Tokanui in the early years

    Campion, Michelle Edith; Coleborne, Catharine; Prebble, Kate (Half Court Press Ltd, 2012)
    Tokanui was the first hospital to be built entirely to the villa design, and as such, its physically separate wards presented considerable opportunity for the classification and treatment of patients. Piecing together ...
  • Mental health and legal landscapes

    Campion, Michelle Edith (Half Court Press Ltd, 2012)
    When it was established early in the twentieth century, Tokanui became part of a network of mental hospitals that were responsible for the care and confinement of the insane and the mentally deficient. At the time of its ...
  • Subject metadata support powered by Maui

    Medelyan, Olena; Perrone, Vye; Witten, Ian H. (ACM, 2010)
    Selecting subject headings and keywords is a chore for all metadata editors, who often leave these fields blank or incomplete—even when there are no guidelines and any word or phrase can be chosen. For example, tags are ...

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