Jia Tina Du

Jia Tina Du
University of South Australia | UniSA · UniSA STEM

PhD

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Introduction
Dr Tina Du is an Associate Professor of Information Studies at UniSA STEM, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. Tina was awarded the Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA) and visiting research fellowship at the University of Oxford, UK. Her research interests are interdisciplinary in nature, exploring the user-web interactions, human information behaviour and smart use of information, as well as social impact of digital technologies.
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March 2010 - December 2015
University of South Australia
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (116)
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The research reported in this paper is part of an ongoing project on promoting Aboriginal cultural storytelling using mobile participatory mapping applications and web‐based interactive storymaps. This paper presents a conceptual framework for developing a co‐designed participatory storymap. The storymap aims to ubiquitously collect location‐based...
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While there is a considerable amount of interest in information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) in the Indigenous communities, it remains limited to those who can afford it and have the skills and knowledge to implement the technology and access appropriate digital tools. Hence, Indigenous communities are continually stigmati...
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There is a dearth of information behavior research employing a community-engaged approach. This research takes the concept of community engagement as its central focus, reviewing its proximal use in information behavior research and arguing its potential as an integrative process that can restore and reposition the community-researcher relationship...
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Employing a hierarchical badges system to sustain users' participation and content contribution has been a common practice in online review platforms. However, it is still unclear whether this incentive mechanism is effective in inducing users to provide more substantial and useful reviews. In this paper, we draw on the goal-setting theory and stat...
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With rising cases of brutality, gun violence, and racial injustice towards particularly the Black and AAPI (Asians, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders) communities, racism is being recognized and declared as an emergency and public health threat. Diversity, equity, and antiracism are core to the Library and Information Science (LIS) profession as w...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of recommendation algorithm, product reputation, new product novelty, privacy concern and privacy protection behavior on users’ satisfaction and continuance intention to use short-form video application (APP). Design/methodology/approach Based on the existing theories, the research model...
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Purpose Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals' health information seeking is an important topic across multiple disciplines and areas. The aim of this systematic review is to create a holistic view of sexual and gender minority individuals' health information seeking reported in multidisciplinary studies, wi...
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Purpose This study aims to examine the factors influencing undergraduates' intention to use university digital libraries by integrating the information system success model and affinity theory. Design/methodology/approach Based on the 265 valid responses gathered through a survey, the structural equation modelling (SEM) technique was employed to t...
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A group trip entails collaborative information behaviour (CIB) of multiple actors seeking, sharing, and using travel-related information. However, there is a lack of investigation on how people choose to assume or be appointed different CIB roles during such leisure projects. Thus, limited information support is provided to travellers involved in g...
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Consumers’ growing reliance on the web information when choosing physicians has drawn attention to the need for more research into online physician ratings. This study conducted an experimental design to explore the roles of trust in different stages and three key online rating characteristics, including overall numerical ratings (high or general),...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand how the contextual factors of health crisis information needs are different from a general health context and how these factors work together to shape human information needs. Design/methodology/approach This study collected the COVID-19-related questions posted on a Chinese social Q&A website for...
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While the health website is an easily accessible source for patients to use when seeking health information, the quality of online health information has been a critical issue that concerns all stakeholders in healthcare. The aim of this research was to examine the relationship between users’ evaluation of the health website quality and their gaze...
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The study reported in this paper is part of an ongoing project that aims to advance the understanding of older migrants' information behavior in transition and their resilience in leveraging information and technology to achieve social integration into a new country. Through the lens of transition theory, this research investigates the information...
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As part of an ongoing project, this paper investigates the LGBTQ+ individual's emotions they expressed when seeking information and support in online communities by analyzing online user generated posts in LGBT Chats & Forums. Sixty‐one posts that contained emotional texts were coded using content analysis. Seven categories of emotions emerged from...
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Hierarchical badges system is often used to encourage user contribution in many user‐generated content (UGC) platforms. But little is known whether this mechanism is effective in inducing users to provide more substantial and useful contents. In this research, we aim to study how the badge levels impact users’ contribution behavior such as their ef...
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In this opinion paper, we frame a discussion on paradigm shift(s) in the field of information. We believe that in this astonishing historical moment of new directions and new opportunities both the existing paradigms and conceptual models in the field of information can benefit from re-examination to stay current with the times. We propose a framew...
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Migrating to a new land is not always easy and smooth although preparations have been made to tackle challenges ahead. This paper discusses the instances of uncertainty and confidence faced by Asians and associated life experiences as they migrated to Australia, acknowledging the important roles of public libraries. The study collected 197 survey q...
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Information and communications technology for development (also known as ICT4D) is an interaction among information (I), communication (C), technology (T), and development (D) (Thapa and Saebø, 2014; Walsham, 2017). According to Donner and Toyama (2009), ICT4D is a loosely defined term that refers to a wide range of activities of applying technolog...
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Purpose Through a two-stage survey, this paper examines how researchers judge the quality of answers on ResearchGate Q&A, an academic social networking site. Design/methodology/approach In the first-stage survey, 15 researchers from Library and Information Science (LIS) judged the quality of 157 answers to 15 questions and reported the criteria th...
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Social media plays an increasingly important role in travel information seeking and decision-making. However, there is limited understanding of how a group of tourists use social media to plan trips collaboratively and the different practices between countries. In this study, we investigated the collaborative information seeking (CIS) and sharing b...
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In an era of information overload, people often work together on information‐intensive projects. Group holidaying is such an example where people plan and conduct trips together. In this poster paper we present preliminary findings from an ongoing investigation of collaborative information behaviour of group holidaymakers. Through a grounded‐theory...
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Purpose Collaborative information search (CIS) is a growing and significant research area. Query formulation and reformulation is an important search strategy in information search. However, limited research has investigated query behavior during CIS. The purpose of this paper is to characterize collaborative query reformulation (CQR) by exploring...
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In order to draw attention to and learn about gender inclusivity and equity in the academic library workplace in a fluid non-binary gendered society, academic librarians and researchers from major world regions were invited to respond to the question: What are the three most significant issues that are impeding and the three most significant issues...
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While there is much research on migrant information behavior, the older population tends to be underrepresented in the literature. This article reports on a qualitative study with 16 Chinese older adults (aged 60 and over) who were recent immigrants to Australia and Canada. Migrating late in life presents some unique characteristics and challenges....
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This paper reports work in progress from an ongoing investigation of young Chinese tourists' collaborative information behaviour (CIB). Much existing research around CIB focuses on information seeking episodes while the circumstances where CIB occurs remain unclear. This study addresses this gap by investigating motivations to engage in CIB, paving...
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Immigrants in their new country may have diverse and complex information needs. Appropriate methods are part of scientific discourse on how to effectively engage with immigrants to reflect their information needs and life experiences. This paper discusses the application of the photovoice method to study Asian immigrants’ information needs as they...
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This visual presentation reflects on the broader uses of video as a valuable tool for ethical recording of the stories and cultural practices of Indigenous Elders. The opportunities afforded by the use of the video were threefold, by its impact on the accuracy, truthful engagement, and connection with the Indigenous community. The inclusion of vari...
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In this panel, speakers will discuss a range of issues related to the evolution of theoretical frameworks employed in information research. It is in the view of this panel that there is a need for a paradigm shift, one that shakes the foundation of traditional information research. The new paradigm takes into account emergent information reality fe...
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Collaborative work among tourists is a topic of ongoing interest in information seeking area, and such activities are constantly evolving as technology advances. This paper explores the characteristics of a tourists group's activities during tourism information seeking. We conducted interviews with nine groups of tourists. The analysis identified f...
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This paper explores the motivations for employing social interactions on social media during collaborative information seeking (CIS) in group trip planning. We conducted interviews with nine groups of tourists. The analysis identified three motivations for employing social interactions on social media while planning a group trip: finding and gather...
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This visual presentation is a timely topic while celebrating the year of Indigenous languages and cultures. However, the continuing impact of colonization, displacement, and oppression still lingers. Cultural traditions, once central to all knowledge practices, have been suppressed or subjugated by Western hegemony. This paper aimed to qualitativel...
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Purpose Collaborative information searching is common for people when planning their group trip. However, little research has explored how tourists collaborate during information search. Existing tourism Web portals or search engines rarely support tourists’ collaborative information search activities. Taking advantage of previous studies of colla...
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Although project governance has garnered the attention of academicians, the area remains underdeveloped. This study measures the influence of project governance on project performance directly as well as through the mediation of project management risk and project quality and with moderation of project leadership. The survey yielded 354 responses f...
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Advances in technology have transformed our daily life communication activities. These days, online communication has become a norm and universally follows patterns of mass information sharing. In the Indigenous context, the community is inundated with the sheer volume of data available online. Thus, the capability of retrieving Elders' knowledge r...
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Users’ loyalty to digital libraries is declining. There are quite a few studies on user satisfaction in digital libraries. However, the affinity theory and the loyalty theory are rarely applied to study digital library use. The purpose of this study is to integrate the information system success theory, Technology Acceptance Model, and affinity the...
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In this paper, we reflected on the ethical information research based on our two studies conducted with an Indigenous community in South Australia. The first study was about understanding how Indigenous people interact with information and communication technologies (ICTs) on their traditional land and how they perceive the role of ICTs in the comm...
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Introduction. This study investigates Indigenous Elders’ oral knowledge creation as it is transmitted intergenerationally through storytelling. Synthesising oral knowledge to written text is problematic because the integrity of the spoken knowledge must be altered to suit the dominant language system, sometimes devaluing its significance. Method. U...
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This paper presents an examination of research on Indigenous people and information and communications technology by surveying the landscape of existing studies. A literature review of the relevant 166 publications worldwide from 1995 to 2013 inclusive was performed, and bibliometrics were applied to identify the trends of research in terms of amou...
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Purpose This paper aims to explore the extent of use of social media by Pakistani female librarians for professional development and their perception of its usefulness. The paper also attempts to find out social characteristics that influence the use of social media among female librarians for career and professional development (PD). Design/metho...
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This paper is part of an ongoing South Australian research project examining the knowledge creation and sharing practices of Indigenous people. This paper details the theoretical aspects underpinning a pilot study conducted with four senior Indigenous Elders and one young participant between the months of January and June 2016. A visual ethnographi...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand blog users’ negative emotional norm compliance decision-making in crises (blog users’-NNDC). Design/methodology/approach A belief–desire–intention (BDI) model to evaluate the blog users’-NNDC (the BDI-NNDC model) was developed. This model was based on three social characteristics: self-interests...
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Most previous studies of functional brain networks have been conducted on undirected networks despite the fact that direction of information flow is able to provide additional information on how one brain region influences another. The current study explores the application of normalized transfer entropy (NTE) to detect and identify the patterns of...
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Leisure travelers most often travel in groups with family, relatives or friends. It is argued that tourist information search tends to be more collaborative than a completely individual decision-making exercise. Collaborative information seeking (CIS) deals with collaboration in searching for information. In recent years, social media has been stea...
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Introduction. This paper reports the first stage of an ongoing information behaviour research project undertaken with a rural Indigenous community in South Australia. Method. Twenty-one Ngarrindjeri volunteers participated in the field study. Permission was granted and extensive community consultations were conducted. Analysis. Questionnaires and i...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the continued use behavior (CU) of link sharing tools based on uses and gratifications theory, the theory of planned behavior and expectation confirmation theory. It then builds a conceptual model that is empirically tested. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected from 343 students (under...
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Social capital, the network relationships between individuals and communities, is an integral aspect of community development and a valuable component of immigrant settlement. Public libraries play an important role in this formation of social capital. This study examines public library services used by Asian immigrants during their settlement proc...
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Social media is an increasingly important source for tourists seeking information about their intending holidays. Tourists obtain travel related information by interacting with their social networks. However, social media users’ collaborative search behavior is an under-studied area. This paper investigates collaborative search behavior of mobile s...
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This paper is part of a doctoral study of re-affirming ethical research practices for and with the Indigenous community. This study aimed was to raise the issues and concerns when it comes to intellectual copyright, protocol and meaningful governance of Indigenous knowledge. Subsequent to this, as non-indigenous researchers, we are still grappling...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify enablers and inhibitors to the adoption of mobile internet services by socioeconomically disadvantaged people: an understudied population adversely affected by digital inequality. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative study combining a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. In total, 32...
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Little is known about disadvantaged people's adoption and use of mobile Internet services in such a global mobile technologies age. This paper aims to fill this gap by identifying enablers that affect disadvantaged people's adoption and use of mobile Internet services. We present the preliminary results from a qualitative user study with 21 partici...
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This submission contains all publications from the ACIS 2015 Doctoral Consortium held in Adelaide, Australia from November 30 - December 1, 2015.
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Abstract Purpose – Wiki is a new form of information production and organization, which has become one of the most important knowledge resources. In recent years, with the increase of users in wikis, “free rider problem” has been serious. In order to motivate editors to contribute more to a wiki system, it is important to fully understand their con...
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This chapter provides a concise overview dealing with the theory and practice in Library and Information Science (LIS) research development in Asia-Oceania. It also provides the reader with an introduction to the sections and the individual chapters of the book. The field of LIS has experienced significant growth, both in the number of LIS schools...
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This chapter provides a concise overview dealing with the theory and practice in Library and Information Science (LIS) research development in Asia-Oceania. It also provides the reader with an introduction to the sections and the individual chapters of the book. The field of LIS has experienced significant growth, both in the number of LIS schools...
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The human brain connectome analysis describes the patterns of struc‐ tural and functional brain networks and has become one of the most studied topics in computational neuroscience in recent years. Detailed investigation of func‐ tional brain networks based on the direction of information flow has subsequently gained significance. This study identi...
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Throughout human history, Indigenous cultural stories have been transmitted orally through narrative storytelling, music, art, and ceremony. Research suggests that storytelling is at the heart of social and personal identity whether the story relates to our daily activities or whichever other stories the elders choose to share to others. This pape...
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Introduction. This paper investigates the everyday information behaviour of Asian immigrants, including their information needs, information seeking behaviour, information grounds, and information sharing, as well as how these relate to their settlement experiences in South Australia. Methods. Using a mixed-methods approach with surveys, photovoice...
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Personalization promises to improve the accuracy of Web search and has been drawing much research attention recently. Some evidence indicates that for educational purposes, the disadvantages of personalized search are not justified by its benefits. The potential issues with search personalization, especially in an educational context, include loss...
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Mobile collaborative maintenance system (MCMS) has the potential to offer significant advantages over existing maintenance systems. Moreover, in this context, an integrated high-level maintenance strategy comprising multiple subsystems requires the collaboration of many stakeholders including multiple systems and departments. They work together to...
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Searching on the Web or Net-surfing is a part of everyday life for many people, but little is known about the brain activity during Web searching. Such knowledge is essential for better understanding of the cognitive demands imposed by the search system and search tasks. The current study contributes to this understanding by constructing brain netw...
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We examined the gender differences in users’ continuance intention to use link sharing tools. A survey was conducted and data from 343 students in China were analyzed using multiple-group analysis. The results show that the relationships between Personal Integrative Needs, Cognitive Needs, Escape Needs and Satisfaction were moderated by gender. Imp...