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  • Library and Information Science
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • User Created Contents
  • User Information Behavior
  • Social Media and Social Informatics
  • Resource Descriptions and Metadata
  • Health Informatics and Health Information Behavior
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • User Experience and Usability
  • Information Systems
  • Interface Design
  • Languages

  • Korean, Japanese
  • Publications

    • Personal documentation on a social network site: Facebook, a collection of moments from your life?

      This study examines Facebook users� activities from the perspectives of personal documentation focusing on how Facebook content presents users themselves and their everyday stories, whether they perceive their activities of using Facebook as personal documentation, and what factors influence such activities. Published in Archival Science, 14(2), 95-124

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    • Research trends in teens� health information behaviour: A review of the literature

      This article examines trends in studies of teens� health information behavior with eighty-two articles published between 2000 and 2012. It discusses trends in health topics, sources of information, data collection methods, use of theories and models, collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts and types of published journals. Published in Health Information and Libraries Journal, 31(1), 4-19.

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    • Finding subject terms for classificatory metadata from user generated social tags

      This article explores ways to obtain a set of tags that represent the resource from the tags provided by users by introducing two metrics. Using the proposed measurements, this research demonstrates ways to select important tags (meta-terms) and removes meaningless ones (tag noise) from user created tags. Published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(5), 964-980.

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