Hsin-liang Chen

Hsin-liang Chen
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine · Library

Ph.D.

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January 2015 - January 2015
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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  • Professor (Associate)
January 2015 - December 2016
Long Island University
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  • Professor (Associate)
June 2009 - December 2014
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (86)
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NTCIR-16 Data Search 2 is the second round of the Data Search task at NTCIR. The first round of Data Search (NTCIR-15 Data Search) focused on the retrieval of a statistical data collection. This round also addressed the problem of ad-hoc data retrieval (IR subtask) and planned the other subtasks including question answering (QA) subtask and user in...
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The proposed panel will address the issues of the discovery and reuse of publicly available data on the web in the context of data service practices from a global perspective. Thousands of data discovery services have appeared around the world since the promotion of “open science”, reproducible research, and the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interope...
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Producing findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) data cannot be accomplished solely by data curators in all disciplines. In biology, we have shown that phenotypic data curation is not only costly, but it is burdened with inter-curator variation. We intend to propose a software platform that would enable all data producers, includin...
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NTCIR-15 Data Search is a shared task on ad-hoc retrieval for governmental statistical data. The first round of Data Search focuses on the retrieval of a statistical data collection published by the Japanese government (e-Stat), and one published by the US government (Data.gov). This paper introduces the task definition, test collection, and evalua...
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To use published phenotype information in computational analyses, there have been efforts to convert descriptions of phenotype characters from human languages to ontologized statements. This postpublication curation process is not only slow and costly, it is also burdened with significant intercurator variation (including curator-author variation),...
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We believe authors are the most authoritative in defining characters they record. Currently, it is professional curators to convert phenotype characters in publications from human language to computable language using ontology. Such a curation process is not only slow and costly, but it is also jeopardized by significant inter-curation variation is...
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This panel will address the issues associated with the practice and service of open research data curation and discovery from a global perspective. The sub‐fields of information science such as information retrieval, information curation, information practices and human‐centered data science have approached the open research data initiatives from m...
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This poster reports preliminary user‐testing results on four different methods to add terms to a phenotype ontology. A total of 31 graduate students from UA iSchool and three senior botanists participated in two different experiments. Results suggest the Quick Form and WebProtege are preferred by biologists and WikiData and Wizard are not preferred...
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User experience determines the quality of an interaction being used by an actor in order to achieve a specific outcome. The actor can have varying roles and evolving needs, thus reviewing and predicting experiences are important. As an actor uses and gains feedback, the feedback guides individual and group behavior, thus becoming pertinent to how i...
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Phenotypes are used for a multitude of purposes such as defining species, reconstructing phylogenies, diagnosing diseases or improving crop and animal productivity, but most of this phenotypic data is published in free-text narratives that are not computable. This means that the complex relationship between the genome, the environment and phenotype...
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This exploratory study examines the current use of instructional technology, and assistive technologies for support of individuals with learning disabilities as well as other disabilities in New York State.
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Open science (OS) is a global issue concerning how researchers work, collaborate, interact, share resources, and disseminate results in the digital age. This panel assembles researchers from various continents to discover their experiences and to address some of the following issues: What is the state of OS policies in the region? Does the region h...
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Internationalization is a critical issue in LIS/IS education and the LIS/IS profession. This panel assembles educators from various continents to discover their experiences and to address the following issues: International students should comprise what percentage of a student body in order to adequately represent the spectrum of disciplines that a...
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The purpose of this study is to assess the current state of required and desirable qualifications and knowledge described in the job advertisements of data management professionals and related positions. Seventy unique job advertisements were collected from five academic and professional online job lists from January 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015. Word...
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In 2011, the national news network CNN cosponsored a study regarding US children's perceptions of other children with a focus on variations of skin tones. This chapter describes the authors' research in which they used a methodology grounded in data mining to better understand the nature and tone of the comments from CNN's online audience on this s...
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The purpose of the panel is to raise the common questions about diversity and multiculturalism training in library schools, and engage the audience in a meaningful discussion about diversity and multiculturalism. We will discuss the importance of diversity and multiculturalism training in library and information science curricula by examining multi...
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With the rapid growth of mobile devices, mobile websites become an important channel of library resources and services. The mobile catalog is often significantly different from its desktop version in interface and features, but few studies of library catalog search behavior have been focused on mobile catalog searches. We present a study on user se...
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n this paper, we investigated the genres of learning objects (LOs) within eight e-learning courses that provide boating safety instruction in the United States. Guided by findings from our literature review, five genres of LOs emerged during the analysis, including interactive and non-interactive graphics, interactive and non-interactive animations...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the current video collection of an open-access video website (TED-Ed). The research questions focus on its content as evidence of development, its viewership as evidence of use, and flipping as evidence of interaction in informal learning. In late September 2013, 686 video lessons were posted on the TED-E...
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Data management and curation is a new challenge with the emerging trend of data-dependent scholarly research. Due to the lack of common standards and best practices, current data management and curation practices have been varied. This poster presents a project that examines the common practices of data management and curation that helps understand...
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Emerging technologies have offered libraries and librarians new ways and methods to collect and analyze data in the era of accountability to justify their value and contributions. For example, Gallagher, Bauer and Dollar (2005) analyzed the paper and online journal usage from all possible data sources and discovered that users at the Yale Medical L...
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The aim of this research study is to examine the functionality development of the open source repository system: DSpace. The data on DSpace repositories' implementation practices were collected from the DSpace User Registry during September 2013–March 2014. A total of 545 repositories in the registry indicated specific system function customization...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine public library staff attitudes towards an open-source library automation system in the state of Indiana. The researchers were interested in understanding the library staff’s perceptions of the value of the system in performing their job duties and improving library services. Design/methodology/appr...
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The goal of this study was to investigate and compare user search activities of 2 discovery tools at an academic library. The implementation of a new discovery tool (Primo by Ex Libris) to replace an existing system (VuFind) provided a unique opportunity to collect transaction logs of both systems and examine user search behavior in an empirical te...
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This panel examines the state of research in the areas of data practices, behaviors, infrastructure, and policies through a series of five recently completed and in-progress studies. At their core these investigations seek to examine strategies for better connecting data, policies, and research communities. Often data and their related practices, p...
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This poster reports a project that examines the adoption of system functions of an open source digital repository, DSpace. It also identifies the factors which have influenced the functions’ adoption. The data were collected from DSpace user registry from September 2013 to March 2014. A total of 545 repositories in the registry contained system fun...
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Given the growing pressure on academic institutions and, by extension, academic libraries to establish student learning outcomes and demonstrate their impact on student learning, researchers at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) explored how outcome-based instructional design can be used to 1) collect student data, 2) asses...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this one-year longitudinal study is to examine the usage and production of educational videos on YouTubeEDU, an open, video-sharing, educational area of YouTube established in 2009 and used primarily by institutions of higher education. The aim of the YouTubeEDU project is to provide free global access to higher education v...
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Large scale open-source library automation systems can increase efficiencies in bibliographic production. The implementation of such a system, Evergreen, was examined in order to ascertain whether it facilitated detection and use of library collections in Indiana public libraries. Three hundred forty-nine participants recruited from nine public lib...
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The purpose of this project was to identify the factors which should be studied based on the available components of the online comments and using available data analysis tools. The factors were the geographic locations, the number of readers' recommendations as a sentimental indicator, and top phrases of the comments. The selected news story was t...
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Purpose – This paper seeks to investigate how to use a web analytics tool to conduct deep analysis of users' web behaviors. This study aims to focus on examining whether the types of traffic sources and temporal fluctuation influence the web visitors' performance on the web portal of a K‐12 resource inventory. Design/methodology/approach – One yea...
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This paper studies how a large online community made sense of a television and online news organization's co-sponsored study of children's perceptions of race in the America. 2,906 readers' comments from the CNN special report were collected in December 2010. After classifying these comments, there were four data sets: all comments, negative commen...
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Résumé: Cet article décrit une recherche entreprise dans le but de comprendre les besoins des utilisateurs finaux d'une importante base de données historique d'images de photojournalisme, disponible en ligne. Le protocole suivi comprenait Rel'examen des habitudes de recherche par rapport aux habitudes de navigation, les éléments de métadonnées Dubl...
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Purpose – This purpose of this paper is to investigate whether higher education instructors use information from Wikipedia for teaching and research. Design/methodology/approach – This is an explorative study to identify important factors regarding user acceptance and use of emerging information resources and technologies in the academic community....
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An effective and efficient e-learning platform should hide systems' complexity and provide an easy and flexible interaction operation. Poor interface design of e-learning platform is a main factor impacting on students' interactive with system and learning outcomes. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a non-degree e-learning platform with perf...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to focus on discovering whether high-tech professionals as a user community search for information from Wikipedia to fulfill their job duties and, if they do, how they share information with co-workers and clients. Design/methodology/approach – An online questionnaire was used, administered by a commercial provide...
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The purpose of this project was to investigate how students' search strategies changed over the course of a semester-long information literacy class. Data collection included four different paper questionnaires corresponding to course content in the spring 2008 semester. Seventy-seven participants completed the questionnaires and course work in the...
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This paper focuses on types of images indexed by museum practitioners, the indexing procedures and elements, and types of tools and systems used. The six participating museums are in the states of California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Washington, DC. Their conventional cataloging and indexing practices are not suitable or transfe...
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This project is an exploratory study on the use of multi-modal objects in an online information literacy course. This paper reports on the second phase of the project, which focused on students’ learning experience within five course modules employing different multi-modal media objects for instruction. Seven online surveys were conducted at the be...
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This project studies the use of multi-modal media objects in an online information literacy class. One hundred sixty-two undergraduate students answered seven surveys. Significant relationships are found among computer skills, teaching materials, communication tools and learning experience. Multi-modal media objects and communication tools are need...
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Evaluating e-courses can be difficult task, because there are a myriad of skills and knowledge that must be applied to the evaluation activity. Similarly, finding an evaluation tool that can be used with different types of courses has been challenging. The complications emerge when evaluation tools have confusing definitions, along with different u...
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As Web 2.0 aims to be a more dynamic, interactive, information-rich environment, social tagging, or the creation of user-defined metadata by users, (as well as the outcome of tagging, folksonomies or the development of user-centered vocabularies or lists of keywords that can be used for searching and subject access) (Dye, 2006), is a practice devel...
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This chapter discusses the role of information technology and its application in the lives of indigenous peoples. We explore the role of technology as an agent of cultural preservation, the influence of IT on cultural erosion, and its implications on social inclusion and exclusion. We discuss briefly how indigenous peoples have engaged with technol...
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In a virtual world, users experience compelling illusions, allowing them to become a part of an electronically generated environment. In the world of Virtual Environments, presence refers to such compelling sense of being in a computer generated environment. In spite of the importance of users' perceptual experience, however, only limited considera...
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Purpose – The purpose of this project is to study how art museum practitioners use current image-indexing practices and services to retrieve images from museum collections. The investigation examines several areas, including image needs, information-seeking strategies, information queries, search functions, display formats, and human-computer inter...
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Purpose – This study aims to investigate an online font library, Identifont, which presents a series of questions to interact with users and assists them in finding fonts. This font‐locating approach is unique from other current online font libraries. Design/methodology/approach – The investigators recruited 35 graduate and undergraduate students...
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This panel will explore the fascinating issue of the “digital museum in the life of the user.” As online museums, digital museum collections, and enhanced gallery devices become more common, it is important that we improve our understanding of how museum visitors make use of digital museum resources, online and in house. This panel, therefore, will...
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This study compared users' self-reported and observed usability problems within a Web-based information system, based on their experiences with the system. Eighteen employees of a company which created the system were chosen to represent typical end-users. Each participant was asked to complete a specific list of tasks within the system, after whic...
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The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC, http://lanic.utexas.edu/) is an academic Website that houses various databases and similar projects and provides directory access to sites in and about Latin America. Exploratory research into the site's usability was performed in October and November of 2002 through surveys, card sorting, and o...
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The investigators attempt to obtain a thorough understanding of the communication channels used in a graduate program, which is an independent academic unit. After collecting data with qualitative and quantitative research methods, the investigators analyze and present the findings regarding four major aspects: (1) the current communication channel...
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This study investigates socio-technical aspects of digital video libraries based on college students' learning experiences and perspectives. Forty-one students in biology classes were studied through a survey and individual interviews. Findings are presented by the students' knowledge of computer technology, experiences with AV materials, and expec...
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This paper is the second of two (see pt. 1) that describe a six‐part conceptual framework for designing and evaluating digital libraries for mathematics education in K–12 settings: information literacy, information organization, integrated learning, adoption of new educational standards, integration of pertinent changes in educational policy making...
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This article is the first of two that present a six-part conceptual framework for the design and evaluation of digital libraries meant to support mathematics education in K-12 settings (see also pt. 2). This first article concentrates on (1) information organization, (2) information literacy, and (3) integrated learning with multimedia materials. T...
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The investigators examined 133 job advertisements with job title “systems librarians’‘ and other similar job titles in American Libraries from January 1996 to December 1997. Information about full-time positions available in the United States only was collected. For examination, four variables and their components were studied: degree requirements,...
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This project applied Jorgensen's three image retrieval tasks (1995) and Enser's four models of image retrieval (1995) to investigate end-users' image retrieval tasks and image query modes in the field of art history. Twenty-six undergraduate students majoring in art history were recruited in this study. They were required to finish a term paper inc...
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This study investigates end-users' image queries by comparing the features of the queries to those identified in previous studies by Enser and McGregor (1992), Jorgensen (1995), and Fidel (1997). Twenty-nine college students majoring in art history were recruited. They were required to finish a term paper including at least 20 images. The participa...
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This follow-up report of 133 job advertisements for systems librarians in American Libraries during 1996-1997 compares the results of a content analysis of job advertisements and a survey of employers and newly hired systems librarians. The report shows that, although a majority of employers are satisfied with their newly hired systems librarians,...
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CONVENIENT IMAGE CAPTURE TECHNIQUES, inexpensive storage, and widely available dissemination methods have made digital images a convenient and easily available information format. This increased availability of images is accompanied by a need for solutions to the problems inherent in indexing them for retrieval. Unfortunately, to date, very little...
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An investigation of 133 job advertisements for systems librarians in American Libraries in 1996-1997 was conducted to examine the increasingly important role that systems librarians play in the ever-changing information environment, and to identify the knowledge, skills and qualifications of systems librarians expected by employers in various types...
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Examines how undergraduate students used four search engines--Alta Vista, Excite, Infoseek, and Lycos--to retrieve information for their studies or personal interests and how they evaluated the interaction and search results retrieved by the four engines. Measures were based on five evaluation criteria: relevance, efficiency, utility, user satisfac...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Pittsburgh, 1999. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 122-129). "99-57715." Microfiche.
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This study investigates end-users' image queries by comparing the features of the queries to those identified in previous studies proposed by Enser and McGregor (1992), Jorgensen (1995) and Fidel (1997) in order to discover the utility of these existing features for the art history field and identify any expansions or new features. It also examines...

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