iSchool presents research at JCDL 2020

iSchool faculty, staff, and students presented their research at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2020), which was held virtually August 1-5. The event brought together international scholars focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. 

Assistant Professor Karen Wickett organized the JCDL 2020 Workshop on Conceptual Modeling with iSchool alumni Katrina Fenlon (PhD '17), Peter Organisciak (PhD '15), Andrea K. Thomer (PhD '17), and Nicholas Weber (PhD '15). Assistant Professor Jodi Schneider presented the workshop keynote, "Methods Pyramids as a Knowledge Organizing Structure for Evidence-Based Medicine," and iSchool researchers gave the following lightning talks:

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Jacob Jett, "Bibliographic Conceptual Model Definitions: Some Consequences of Natural Language Usage in IFLA's Library Reference Model"
  • iSchool Visiting Scholar Jingzhu Wei (Sun Yat-Sen University) and Professor Allen Renear, "Deviant Causal Chains: A Problem for the Conceptual Modeling of Influence"
  • Assistant Professor Karen Wickett, "Research Process Modeling for Geologic Mapping Workflows"

During the conference, iSchool researchers presented the following papers:

  • Professor Michael Twidale, with Dana McKay and George Buchanan of The University of Melbourne, Australia, "Strike a Pose: Gender and the Public and Private Performance of Magazine Reading"
  • Assistant Professor Jodi Schneider and Bioinformatics MS student Yuanxi Fu, "Towards Knowledge Maintenance in Scientific Digital Libraries with the Keystone Framework"
  • PhD student Xiaoliang Jiang and Associate Professor Vetle Torvik, "On the Ambiguity and Relevance of Place Names in Scientific Text"
  • Professor Ted Underwood, Professor J. Stephen Downie, and PhD students Yuerong Hu and Ming Jiang, "Improving Digital Libraries' Provision of Digital Humanities Datasets: A Case Study of HTRC Literature Dataset"
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