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Essays On Contributions In Social Knowledge-Sharing Platforms And Their Impact On Employee Performance And Job Mobility, Moe Esmaeili Nov 2022

Essays On Contributions In Social Knowledge-Sharing Platforms And Their Impact On Employee Performance And Job Mobility, Moe Esmaeili

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In recent years, the interest of practitioners and managers in social networking applications and social knowledge-sharing has increased. While these platforms allow individuals to collaborate, form/maintain social ties, and share/receive knowledge and expertise, and share/receive knowledge/expertise, they also provide a unique collaborative environment for organizations, enabling leaders to promote communication and collaboration among employee silos, engage them with others, and promote corporate core values once adopted internally.

Despite increasing efforts by scholars to uncover the underlying factors that influence members' participation in such platforms, there is still a lack of understanding of the fundamental motivating factor for such contributions and …


The Order Of Success: A Slow Path To Copyright Librarianship, Leetta M. Schmidt Sep 2022

The Order Of Success: A Slow Path To Copyright Librarianship, Leetta M. Schmidt

Tampa Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No faculty lines were open when I graduated with my MLS at the library where I was employed as a staff member, but I was able to take advantage of organizational restructuring to obtain a management position over interlibrary loan. My department head at the time was assigned with providing copyright assistance. I seized the opportunity to learn more while I searched for a position that required my degree. I was supported while pursuing continuing education in copyright. I was also given increasing responsibilities that I suspected were beyond my rank. My eagerness to develop a professional skill set had …


Virtual Book Club: Impactful Library Programming At A Distance Through Co-Curricular Collaboration, Jessica Szempruch, Katrina I. Hinds May 2022

Virtual Book Club: Impactful Library Programming At A Distance Through Co-Curricular Collaboration, Jessica Szempruch, Katrina I. Hinds

USF Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

This article presents the University of South Florida’s Virtual Book Club, created and continually improved during a time of social isolation (COVID-19 pandemic). Implementation steps taken are discussed, presenting practical considerations to others who may wish to replicate this program. Additionally, this article explores findings from a program evaluation survey. Through engagement with the club, students reported enhanced feelings of connection, as well as improved learning outcomes. Authors posit that meaningful cross-campus collaboration can lead to positive community outreach, facilitate deep engagement, and build community regardless of distance.


Innovating During Times Of Disruption: A Project Management Framework For Transforming A Student Research Symposium To Serve Virtual Communities During Covid-19, Theresa G. Burress, Allison N. Symulevich Jan 2022

Innovating During Times Of Disruption: A Project Management Framework For Transforming A Student Research Symposium To Serve Virtual Communities During Covid-19, Theresa G. Burress, Allison N. Symulevich

USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Wwa Reflection: Losing Sight, Making Scholarship, Sabrina M. Durso Dec 2021

Wwa Reflection: Losing Sight, Making Scholarship, Sabrina M. Durso

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

No abstract provided.


Fighting Mass Diffusion Of Fake News On Social Media, Abdallah Musmar Nov 2021

Fighting Mass Diffusion Of Fake News On Social Media, Abdallah Musmar

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Fake news has been considered one of the most challenging problems in the last few years. The effects of spreading fake news over social media platforms are widely observed across the globe as the depth and velocity of fake news reach far more than real news (Vosoughi et al., 2018). The plan for the following dissertation is to investigate the mass spread of fake news across social media and propose a framework to fight the spread of fake news by mixing preventive methods that could hinder the overall percentage of fake news sharing. We plan to create a study on …


Constructing Frameworks For Task-Optimized Visualizations, Ghulam Jilani Abdul Rahim Quadri Oct 2021

Constructing Frameworks For Task-Optimized Visualizations, Ghulam Jilani Abdul Rahim Quadri

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Visualization is crucial in today’s data-driven world to augment and enhance human understanding and decision-making. Effective visualizations must support accuracy in visual task performance and expressive data communication. Effective visualization design depends on the visual channels used, chart types, or visual tasks. However, design choices and visual judgment are co-related, and effectiveness is not one-dimensional, leading to a significant need to understand the intersection of these factors to create optimized visualizations. Hence, constructing frameworks that consider both design decisions and the task being performed enables optimizing visualization design to maximize efficacy. This dissertation describes experiments, techniques, and user studies to …


Increasing Scholarly Productivity: Developing An In-House Academic Librarian Support Network, Leetta Schmidt, Jason Boczar, Barbara Lewis, Tomaro I. Taylor Sep 2021

Increasing Scholarly Productivity: Developing An In-House Academic Librarian Support Network, Leetta Schmidt, Jason Boczar, Barbara Lewis, Tomaro I. Taylor

Tampa Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Organizational and professional support structures can provide tools and resources to help academic librarians address the challenges of research and publishing. At the USF Libraries, a Research and Publishing committee was created by the faculty to develop tools and provide professional development support, with the aim of encouraging a community culture of research. The committee's work resulted in a series of workshops, discussion groups, guiding documents, and tools.


Designing Targeted Mobile Advertising Campaigns, Kimia Keshanian Jun 2021

Designing Targeted Mobile Advertising Campaigns, Kimia Keshanian

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

With the proliferation of smart, handheld devices, there has been a multifold increase in the ability of firms to target and engage with customers through mobile advertising. Therefore, not surprisingly, mobile advertising campaigns have become an integral aspect of firms’ brand building activities, such as improving the awareness and overall visibility of firms' brands. In addition, retailers are increasingly using mobile advertising for targeted promotional activities that increase in-store visits and eventual sales conversions. However, in recent years, mobile or in general online advertising campaigns have been facing one major challenge and one major threat that can negatively impact the …


Gao Bid Protests By Small Business: Analysis Of Perceived And Reported Outcomes In Federal Contracting, David M. Snyder Apr 2021

Gao Bid Protests By Small Business: Analysis Of Perceived And Reported Outcomes In Federal Contracting, David M. Snyder

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research is to better understand GAO bid protest outcomes, if they are perceived as effective by stakeholders particularly small businesses, and what implications perceptions of outcomes have for small businesses. As a small business owner in the U.S. Federal government contracting space, the rationale for this research improves my business’s performance and inform other small business practitioners of the practical utility of GAO protests. The GAO protest system is well intended American innovation in accountability of government agencies’ acquisition of supplies and services.

The GAO reports protest outcome rates are reflected as moderately effective at approximately …


Impact Of Health It On Practice Of Medicine, Deepti Singh Mar 2021

Impact Of Health It On Practice Of Medicine, Deepti Singh

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation focuses on three key facets of health IT impact on the practice of medicine: (1) Clinical impact on practitioner outcomes through malpractice claims, (2) Socio-economic impact on patient outcomes through the clinical treatment of social determinants of health (SDOH), and (3) Organizational impact on Long-Term Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Facilities. The first dissertation essay (Chapter 1) investigates the impact of Health IT on the nature and severity of malpractice claims reported in Florida from 2009-2016. The essay empirically examines the treatment effect of federal initiatives, specifically the Meaningful Use program, on medical practitioners enrolled in the Medicare program and …


Self-Protection In Cyberspace: Assessing The Processual Relationship Between Thoughtfully Reflective Decision Making, Protection Motivation Theory, Cyber Hygiene, And Victimization, C. Jordan Howell Mar 2021

Self-Protection In Cyberspace: Assessing The Processual Relationship Between Thoughtfully Reflective Decision Making, Protection Motivation Theory, Cyber Hygiene, And Victimization, C. Jordan Howell

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The current study, using structural equation modeling, assesses the processual relationship between thoughtfully reflective decision making (TRDM), theoretical constructs derived from protection motivation theory (PMT), cyber hygiene, and online victimization to determine the cognitive decision-making process that leads to the adoption of online self-protective behaviors, which reduces the occurrence of victimization experiences. Findings, derived from a general sample of Internet users in the United States, reveal: (1) engagement in cyber hygiene practices, as a form of target hardening, decreases Internet users’ experiences with online victimization; (2) thoughtfully reflective decision makers, in the face of cyber threats, develop higher threat appraisals …


Data Literacy In Undergraduate Education: Faculty Perspectives And Pedagogical Approaches, Theresa G. Burress, Emily Zoe Mann, Susan Montgomery, Rachel Walton Jan 2021

Data Literacy In Undergraduate Education: Faculty Perspectives And Pedagogical Approaches, Theresa G. Burress, Emily Zoe Mann, Susan Montgomery, Rachel Walton

USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Meeting Strategic Communication Goals Through A Sustainable Library Newsletter, Camielle Crampsie, Karla Morris Jan 2021

Meeting Strategic Communication Goals Through A Sustainable Library Newsletter, Camielle Crampsie, Karla Morris

USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications

Libraries face a significant challenge in keeping users, and sometimes even
their own employees, informed and up-to-date about their ever-changing services and resources. A library e-newsletter is one way of effectively communicating updates to a large number of people on a regular basis, serving as both an internal and external communication tool. To do this, it is important to establish a collaborative model that is sustainable, can be assessed, and meets readership needs. Aligning the newsletter with the library’s mission and strategic plan is an effective approach for communications with an academic library community.


Designing A Flexible Outreach Program For Scholarly Communication And Copyright Services: A Modular Roadshow For The University Of South Florida, Leetta Schmidt, Jason Boczar Jan 2021

Designing A Flexible Outreach Program For Scholarly Communication And Copyright Services: A Modular Roadshow For The University Of South Florida, Leetta Schmidt, Jason Boczar

Tampa Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Much the same as many other academic libraries, the University of South Florida (USF) developed scholarly communication and copyright services in response to community demand and to fulfill perceived institutional needs. The services initially established connections through liaison librarians and referral, when faculty patrons intuitively approached the library with a query. Growth of the services was slow. A new method of outreach for copyright and scholarly communication services was needed. The DSS Roadshow, named after the library department Digital Scholarship Services, aimed at providing a menu of modularly configured presentations to faculty and graduate students at the university. Based on …


Reference Associate Program At Florida State University: Training Future Librarians, Emily Zoe Mann Jan 2021

Reference Associate Program At Florida State University: Training Future Librarians, Emily Zoe Mann

USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Multimodal Data Fusion And Attack Detection In Recommender Systems, Mehmet Aktukmak Nov 2020

Multimodal Data Fusion And Attack Detection In Recommender Systems, Mehmet Aktukmak

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The commercial platforms that use recommender systems can collect relevant information to produce useful recommendations to the platform users. However, these sources usually contain missing values, imbalanced and heterogeneous data, and noisy observations. Such characteristics render the process of exploiting the information nontrivial, as one should carefully address them during the data fusion process. In addition to the degenerative characteristics, some entries can be fake, i.e., they can be the outcomes of malicious intents to manipulate the system. These entries should be eliminated before incorporation to any recommendation task. Detecting such malicious attacks quickly and accurately and then mitigating them …


Digital Identity: A Human-Centered Risk Awareness Study, Toufic N. Chebib Nov 2020

Digital Identity: A Human-Centered Risk Awareness Study, Toufic N. Chebib

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Cybersecurity threats and compromises have been at the epicenter of media attention; their risk and effect on people’s digital identity is something not to be taken lightly. Though cyber threats have affected a great number of people in all age groups, this study focuses on 55 to 75-year-olds, as this age group is close to retirement or already retired. Therefore, a notable compromise impacting their digital identity can have a major impact on their life.

To help guide this study, the following research question was formulated, “What are the risk perceptions of individuals, between the ages of 55 and 75 …


Usft Digital Scholarship Services Annual Report: Fy 2019-2020, Digital Scholarship Services Sep 2020

Usft Digital Scholarship Services Annual Report: Fy 2019-2020, Digital Scholarship Services

Scholar Commons Publications

This is the annual report for FY 2019-2020, the fourth full year of DSS.


Calling Earth: The Academic Library As Podcaster, Andrew M. Smith, Meghan Cook, Matt Torrence Jun 2020

Calling Earth: The Academic Library As Podcaster, Andrew M. Smith, Meghan Cook, Matt Torrence

Tampa Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of Malicious Behavior On Social Media Platforms Using Agent-Based Modeling, Agnieszka Anna Onuchowska Mar 2020

Analysis Of Malicious Behavior On Social Media Platforms Using Agent-Based Modeling, Agnieszka Anna Onuchowska

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The following dissertation focuses on the problem of malicious accounts actions on social media. The dissertation proposes an artifact in a form of an agent-based model of Twitter network. The model is then deployed to investigate a policy intervention that aims at controlling malicious behavior on social media outlets. The main research question is: How can we best intervene in social networks to minimize the effects of malicious actors? The dissertation consists of four studies that are organized as follows. First study is designed as an exploratory investigation that deploys descriptive analysis and unsupervised methods to analyze the types of …


Academic Librarian Publishing Productivity: An Analysis Of Skills And Behaviors Leading To Success, Camielle Crampsie, Tina Neville, Deborah B. Henry Jan 2020

Academic Librarian Publishing Productivity: An Analysis Of Skills And Behaviors Leading To Success, Camielle Crampsie, Tina Neville, Deborah B. Henry

USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications

Scholarly publishing continues to be a prominent expectation for many academic librarians. This survey explores characteristics, behaviors, motivations, institutional supports, and educational opportunities that help library practitioners become successful authors. It also looks at perceived confidence in research skills of both novice and experienced librarians. Many librarians show confidence in research activities related to their overall job assignments (literature searching, writing, and such) but find more sophisticated research skills, such as statistical analysis, more challenging. Findings indicate that having additional graduate research experience beyond the library degree, time-management skills, and collaboration with other researchers may provide useful benefits.


Using Law School Faculty Author Profiles To Promote Impact: The U.S. News & World Report Saga Continues, Allison N. Symulevich Jan 2020

Using Law School Faculty Author Profiles To Promote Impact: The U.S. News & World Report Saga Continues, Allison N. Symulevich

USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications

INTRODUCTION: When U.S. News & World Report announced that it would rank law schools’ scholarly impact, U.S. News asked law schools to work with HeinOnline, a legal database, to ensure the accuracy of the database-created faculty author profiles because they would be using Hein’s database to gather citation metrics to measure scholarly impact. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: This practice article describes a project at UNC Chapel Hill in the law library to ensure that their faculty publications were included in HeinOnline’s database and that HeinOnline Author Profiles were accurate. This case study helps librarians tackling either similar law library projects or …


Making Disciplinary Research Audible, Andrew Smith, Meghan L. Cook, Matt Torrence Jan 2020

Making Disciplinary Research Audible, Andrew Smith, Meghan L. Cook, Matt Torrence

Tampa Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Academic libraries have long consulted with faculty and graduate students on ways to measure the impact of their published research, which now include altmetrics. Podcasting is becoming a more viable method of publicizing academic research to a broad audience. Because individual academic departments may lack the ability to produce podcasts, the library can serve as the most appropriate academic unit to undertake podcast production on behalf of researchers. The article identifies what library staff and equipment are required, describes the process needed to produce and market the published episodes, and offers preliminary assessments of the podcast impact.


Representation Of Atypical Resources In The Discovery Layer: Metadata And Cataloging Aspects, Brian Falato Nov 2019

Representation Of Atypical Resources In The Discovery Layer: Metadata And Cataloging Aspects, Brian Falato

Tampa Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Usft Digital Scholarship Services Annual Report: Fy 2018-2019, Digital Scholarship Services Nov 2019

Usft Digital Scholarship Services Annual Report: Fy 2018-2019, Digital Scholarship Services

Scholar Commons Publications

This is the annual report for FY 2018-2019, the third full year of DSS.


Roots And Seeds: Finding Our Place In The Social Practice Nexus That Is Quantitative Literacy, H. L. Vacher, Nathan D. Grawe Jul 2019

Roots And Seeds: Finding Our Place In The Social Practice Nexus That Is Quantitative Literacy, H. L. Vacher, Nathan D. Grawe

Numeracy

The purpose of our new Roots and Seeds feature is to provide an open-access space to archive first-hand accounts of QL activities that have preceded our journal (2008). The first two contributions in the collection appeared last issue: Linda Sons on the making of what has come to be known as the 1994 Sons Report (Mathematics Association of America), and Dorothy Wallace on her path to the Quantitative Literacy Design Team for Mathematics and Democracy (2001), and the questions that bedeviled them then – and us now. In this issue, we get Rick Gillman’s account of how the committee that …


Charting A Course Of Collaboration Between An Academic Library And A Museum, Brian Falato Jun 2019

Charting A Course Of Collaboration Between An Academic Library And A Museum, Brian Falato

Tampa Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


From Journal Selection To Open Access: Practices Among Academic Librarian Scholars, Tina Neville, Camielle Crampsie Jan 2019

From Journal Selection To Open Access: Practices Among Academic Librarian Scholars, Tina Neville, Camielle Crampsie

USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications

In this study, researchers surveyed academic librarians about their open access publishing practices. This analysis explores approaches to journal selection, awareness of open access options, and self-archiving practices. Fifty percent of the librarians in this study considered free open access when selecting a potential journal for publication, but a journal's fit to the topic and peer review were higher priorities. Findings indicate that, although many librarians publish in open access journals or take advantage of institutional repositories, there are still barriers to publishing in open access journals, including article processing charges, the tenure and promotion culture, and uncertainty around intellectual …


Discussion Questions For Acrl Roundtable "Getting Emotional: Emotional Intelligence Vs. Emotional Labor In A Pink Collar Position", Emily Z. Mann Jan 2019

Discussion Questions For Acrl Roundtable "Getting Emotional: Emotional Intelligence Vs. Emotional Labor In A Pink Collar Position", Emily Z. Mann

USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.