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Law Library Blog (August 2023): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Aug 2023

Law Library Blog (August 2023): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Engaging Antiracist Conversations: Foregrounding Twitter Feeds In Library Guides As A Way To Critically Promote Discussions Of Racial Justice, Anders Tobiason Jan 2023

Engaging Antiracist Conversations: Foregrounding Twitter Feeds In Library Guides As A Way To Critically Promote Discussions Of Racial Justice, Anders Tobiason

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Academic librarians have often been hesitant to foreground real-time engagement with social justice in our public facing library guides. The guides, more often than not, serve merely to provide access points to “academic” materials and traditional news sources. Perhaps there is a different path. This chapter suggests that engagement with Twitter can point patrons toward the real conversations happening outside (and sometimes inside) academia that are missed when we rely on traditional sources. The critical engagement with social justice issues such as race and technology, or migrant justice, is happening right in front of our eyes on Twitter. This chapter …


Webs Of Proximity And Just-In-Time Information, Carrie A. Boettcher, Laurie J. Bonnici, Brian C. O'Connor Dec 2022

Webs Of Proximity And Just-In-Time Information, Carrie A. Boettcher, Laurie J. Bonnici, Brian C. O'Connor

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Disciplinary webs of proximity frequently overlap at the periphery of a topic where interests intersect for problem-solving. Failure to account for disciplinary differences can result in dis-ease – tension that interferes with meaning-making. This can be especially problematic in just-in-time information settings. An unexpected social media case study involving severe weather reporting and algorithm-driven system censorship makes evident the role of a constellation of pragmatic factors that can enhance or hinder just-in-time information delivery. Employing webs of proximity, we probe the severe weather censorship event with complementary bodies of knowledge and disciplinary perspectives. Intersectionalities are discussed through lenses of proximity …


Current Unanswered Questions In Social Media Activism Research, Kelsey A. Thompson Nov 2022

Current Unanswered Questions In Social Media Activism Research, Kelsey A. Thompson

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

For the last decade, researchers have conducted numerous research studies on the role various social media platforms have been used by activists to affect change. These general surveys and specific analyses address how media sites are being used in the specific roles they currently play or have played in a given movement. Immeasurable time and effort has been regularly dedicated to understand the impact these platforms have had on social change. However, social media sites continue to change and evolve over time, creating new opportunities for investigation. This transitional article is intended to propose and contextualize some of the current …


Law Library Blog (August 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Aug 2022

Law Library Blog (August 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Law Library Blog (January 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Jan 2022

Law Library Blog (January 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Storm Warnings: Time Sensitive Proximity, Carrie A. Boettcher, Laurie J. Bonnici, Brian C. O'Connor Dec 2021

Storm Warnings: Time Sensitive Proximity, Carrie A. Boettcher, Laurie J. Bonnici, Brian C. O'Connor

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Weather-predictive tasks during high risk severe weather events are carried out for the common good of the community by virtual teams of weather professionals. Severe weather predictors are responsible for producing the early warnings that inform people in harms way and potentially save lives. Should we be concerned with the use of “other-generated” information from social media used by these professionals?

Teams extend understanding of an event by looking to external sources of situationally relevant information such as storm spotters, publicly generated photos and comments posted to online social media (OSM), and communication with community partners. Situationally relevant OSM, specifically …


Social Media Usage Among Post-Graduate Students Of Kashmir University And Relationships Between Social Media Use And Factors Relating To Depression, Javaid Ahmad Wagay, Dr Pc Sehgal Nov 2021

Social Media Usage Among Post-Graduate Students Of Kashmir University And Relationships Between Social Media Use And Factors Relating To Depression, Javaid Ahmad Wagay, Dr Pc Sehgal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

COVID-19 and the resulting stay-at-home orders have changed just about everything, including our relationship with the internet, how often we use it and how we use it. For instance, in India 87 % people reported increase in its usage with 75 % spending increasing amount of time on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp (Business Today, March 30, 2020 ). This study examined the use of social media PG Students of Kashmir university . The main objectives of the study are to find out the reasons why PG Students use social media, to identify students’ perception of social media, and to find …


#Thesistuesday At University Of The Pacific, Michele Gibney Sep 2021

#Thesistuesday At University Of The Pacific, Michele Gibney

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Presentations

In 2020, the institutional repository manager who also had responsibilities over the social media accounts for the library, decided to attempt a year-long experiment titled #ThesisTuesday, a weekly social media campaign to promote ETDs and connect with campus stakeholders, researchers, and readers. At the time, the library had two social media student assistants who were tasked with sourcing images for the 52 chosen ETDs completed during 2020. The repository manager then used an online graphic creation tool, Canva to create a template for each ETD, plug in an image and swap out titles/authors. She also created short links for …


Twitter Ban In Nigeria: Implications On Economy, Freedom Of Speech And Information Sharing, Wisdom Okereke Anyim Aug 2021

Twitter Ban In Nigeria: Implications On Economy, Freedom Of Speech And Information Sharing, Wisdom Okereke Anyim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper explored the implications of Twitter ban in Nigeria on economy, freedom of speech and information sharing. The study utilized mass media and legal documents to determine the opinion of the government officials, religious leaders, industrial experts, international organizations, legal experts and IT-based business specialists on the ban. It was discovered that Twitter ban infringes on the rights of the people to freedom of expression, access and sharing of information. It was discovered that the ban affected economy so badly that its effects have resulted to bridges on information flow between business associates, losses of jobs, investment hostilities and …


Law Library Blog (August 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Aug 2021

Law Library Blog (August 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Law Library Blog (June 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Jun 2021

Law Library Blog (June 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Empirical Investigation Of The Extent Of Utilization Of Social Media For Effective Library And Information Service Delivery In Selected University Libraries In Abia State, Nigeria, Innocent O. Adayi Mr, Dogara Kudu Mr, Ishaya Lami Dutse Mrs, Nathaniel Agbo Oche Mr May 2021

Empirical Investigation Of The Extent Of Utilization Of Social Media For Effective Library And Information Service Delivery In Selected University Libraries In Abia State, Nigeria, Innocent O. Adayi Mr, Dogara Kudu Mr, Ishaya Lami Dutse Mrs, Nathaniel Agbo Oche Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study empirically investigated the extent of utilization of social media for effective Library and Information Service delivery in selected university libraries in Abia State, Nigeria. five research questions guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. Using multi-stage sampling technique 350 library users and staff were sampled from the entire population. Questionnaire and Observation Checklist was the instrument for data collection constructed for the study. The data collected was analyzed using frequency distribution table, charts, percentage and mean. The findings revealed that, both ABSU, Library and MOUAU, Library has no official facebook, twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Nairaland, Skype, …


Impact Of Scholarly Articles On Social Media: An Altmetric Mapping Of University Of Calicut, Kerala-India., Haseena V K K M, Abdul Azeez T A Feb 2021

Impact Of Scholarly Articles On Social Media: An Altmetric Mapping Of University Of Calicut, Kerala-India., Haseena V K K M, Abdul Azeez T A

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Article level metrics (Altmetrics) is a source of a wide range of metrics regarding the scholarly impact of articles by generating the statistics of usage, citations, bookmarks, social shares, attentions, and online comments on various social media and other platforms. The paper is an attempt to showcase the state of the art of the most viewed fifteen scholarly articles of the University of Calicut through various social media platforms and which were selected and ranked based on altmetric attention score in the Dimension database during January 2021. The study intends to explore the most viewable social media platforms to disseminate …


Law Library Blog (February 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Feb 2021

Law Library Blog (February 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Fact-Checking Viral Trends For News Writers, Elizabeth M. Downey Jan 2021

Fact-Checking Viral Trends For News Writers, Elizabeth M. Downey

University Libraries Publications and Scholarship

Social media is a constant in day-to-day life and is often the first place news breaks. However, the likelihood of false information being spread across social media is high, and this can affect journalists trying to do their jobs, in both gathering information and trying to achieve balance. Reporters and news writers need to be able to quickly evaluate the legitimacy of social media sources for information, especially viral posts, lest they be accused of spreading “fake news.” This chapter examines how social media has disrupted traditional news reporting and caused media outlets to tackle the audience’s opinion of them …


Analysis Of Geotagging Behavior: Do Geotagged Users Represent The Twitter Population?, Amir Karami, R. R. Kadari, L. Panati, H. Bheemreddy, B. Bozorgi Jan 2021

Analysis Of Geotagging Behavior: Do Geotagged Users Represent The Twitter Population?, Amir Karami, R. R. Kadari, L. Panati, H. Bheemreddy, B. Bozorgi

Faculty Publications

Twitter’s APIs are now the main data source for social media researchers. A large number of studies have utilized Twitter data for diverse research interests. Twitter users can share their precise real-time location, and Twitter APIs can provide this information as longitude and latitude. These geotagged Twitter data can help to study human activities and movements for different applications. Compared to the mostly small-scale data samples in different domains, such as social science, collecting geotagged data offers large samples. There is a fundamental question whether geotagged users can represent non-geotagged users. While some studies have investigated the question from different …


Automatic Categorization Of Lgbt User Profiles On Twitter With Machine Learning, Amir Karami, M. Lundy, F. Webb, H. R. Boyajieff, M. Zhu, D. Lee Jan 2021

Automatic Categorization Of Lgbt User Profiles On Twitter With Machine Learning, Amir Karami, M. Lundy, F. Webb, H. R. Boyajieff, M. Zhu, D. Lee

Faculty Publications

Privacy needs and stigma pose significant barriers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people sharing information related to their identities in traditional settings and research methods such as surveys and interviews. Fortunately, social media facilitates people’s belonging to and exchanging information within online LGBT communities. Compared to heterosexual respondents, LGBT users are also more likely to have accounts on social media websites and access social media daily. However, the current relevant LGBT studies on social media are not efficient or assume that any accounts that utilize LGBT-related words in their profile belong to individuals who identify as LGBT. Our …


Navigating Monsters: Credibility In The Twittersphere, Carrie A. Boettcher Dec 2020

Navigating Monsters: Credibility In The Twittersphere, Carrie A. Boettcher

Proceedings from the Document Academy

The increasing use of OSM during emergency, or potentially threatening, situations creates conditions in which emergency planners and responders need a high level of investigative skill to weed through a dynamic information landscape to determine the quality of information to contribute to improved situation awareness. This weeding process transforms the big data environment of OSM to focused information retrieval. Inquiry into indicators of quality in OSM (authority, objectivity, currency, coverage, and glyphicality) during severe weather situations informs how OSM impacts the information behavior of the severe weather enterprise of the U. S. Specifically, this paper focuses on investigation into how …


Web 2.0 Tools In Indian University Libraries, Asifa Ali, Mariya Nabi Miss, Sumeer Gul Dr., Rumysa Jan Miss Dec 2020

Web 2.0 Tools In Indian University Libraries, Asifa Ali, Mariya Nabi Miss, Sumeer Gul Dr., Rumysa Jan Miss

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Web is intrinsically a global medium. Web has grown from a group work tool for scientists at CERN into a global information space more than billion users. Currently it is both as a read, write tool as well as a more social and participatory platform. The continuously changing trends have led to enter a new, improved web version 2.0.It is actually just an extension of the original ideas of the web. The web 2.0 has gained substantial momentum in the last decade. The influence of web 2.0 principles and technologies has fuelled an explosion of information and media content on …


Impact Of Journalists’ Twitter Use On Their Perceptions Of Job Performance In The Pakistani Context, Muhammad Arif, Maqsood Ahmad Shaheen, Saima Kanwal (Corresponding Author), Miguel Baptista Nunes Nov 2020

Impact Of Journalists’ Twitter Use On Their Perceptions Of Job Performance In The Pakistani Context, Muhammad Arif, Maqsood Ahmad Shaheen, Saima Kanwal (Corresponding Author), Miguel Baptista Nunes

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose –This study investigated factors affect the use of Twitter by Pakistani journalists and to what extent Twitter usage impact on their job performance.

Design/methodology/approach –This study opted for a quantitative survey research design. The theoretical lens used in this study was the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), extended to include the impact of Twitter usage on job performance. A pilot-tested structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the journalists working in the mainstream media houses of Pakistan.

Findings – The study’s findings revealed that the majority of the journalists leveraged the platform for tweeting and to read tweets. …


Law Library Blog (September 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Sep 2020

Law Library Blog (September 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Law Library Blog (August 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Aug 2020

Law Library Blog (August 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Phytochemistry Literature: An Altmetrics Analysis, Radhakrishnan S, Baskaran C Jul 2020

Phytochemistry Literature: An Altmetrics Analysis, Radhakrishnan S, Baskaran C

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article analyses the articles on Phytochemistry Literature with the tools of Altmetric. For this study, 10 articles on phytochemistry literature were taken for the analysis. This study also compares the Citations received by a publication against the Altmetric score. The study shows that the most of the Publications are shared by the social media Twitter. Moreover readers prefer to read the articles through Reference Manager Mendeley. The study discovers that there is a moderate correlation between Citation and Altmetric Score. Only one paper obtains citation and Altmetric score equally. Another paper gets citation and Altmetric score in near equal. …


Differences Between Teacher-Focused Twitter Hashtags And Implications For Professional Development, Spencer P. Greenhalgh Jun 2020

Differences Between Teacher-Focused Twitter Hashtags And Implications For Professional Development, Spencer P. Greenhalgh

Information Science Faculty Publications

Twitter hashtags may serve as valuable means for teachers' professional development. However, given the diversity of hashtag spaces and teacher needs, teachers must assess a given hashtag and compare it to their learning needs and preferences before determining whether it would be helpful. To support this reflection, I examine data associated with 60 Regional Educational Twitter Hashtags (RETHs) during the first six months of 2016 to begin describing the variety of teacher learning-focused Twitter spaces and make distinctions between them. My results indicate that these RETHs vary according to their relative focus on sharing, intimacy of personal connection, and volume …


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 …


Twitter And Research: A Systematic Literature Review Through Text Mining, Amir Karami, Morgan Lundy, Frank Webb, Yogesh K. Dwivedi Jan 2020

Twitter And Research: A Systematic Literature Review Through Text Mining, Amir Karami, Morgan Lundy, Frank Webb, Yogesh K. Dwivedi

Faculty Publications

Researchers have collected Twitter data to study a wide range of topics. This growing body of literature, however, has not yet been reviewed systematically to synthesize Twitter-related papers. The existing literature review papers have been limited by constraints of traditional methods to manually select and analyze samples of topically related papers. The goals of this retrospective study are to identify dominant topics of Twitter-based research, summarize the temporal trend of topics, and interpret the evolution of topics withing the last ten years. This study systematically mines a large number of Twitter-based studies to characterize the relevant literature by an efficient …


Twitter Use By Academic Libraries In New York State, Sheena Philogene Dec 2019

Twitter Use By Academic Libraries In New York State, Sheena Philogene

Urban Library Journal

Twitter can be a productive tool for academic libraries to use when sharing information, marketing services, and building relationships with students, yet it is difficult to know whether academic libraries are utilizing this platform by creating an independent library account. Furthermore, if academic libraries do have accounts, it is valuable to understand what academic libraries use Twitter for, and what kinds of media they share. The purpose of this study then is to investigate whether academic libraries in New York State (NYS) use Twitter, and if they do, how and why. Based on a sample of 226 academic libraries of …


Understanding Diversity And Intellectual Freedom As #Corevalues, Deborah Hicks Dec 2019

Understanding Diversity And Intellectual Freedom As #Corevalues, Deborah Hicks

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2 Dec 2019

Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.