Louise Spiteri

Louise Spiteri
Dalhousie University | Dal · School of Information Management (SIM)

BA, MA, BEd., MLIS, PhD

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January 1999 - December 2011
Dalhousie University
July 1996 - July 1998
Wayne State University

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The era of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a variety of individual lifestyle and behavioural changes, and could, therefore, potentially involve a shift towards more sustainable food systems. This research was conducted through an online survey of cross-sectional design. We surveyed 8272 Canadians in August of 2020. Participants answered quest...
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This article is a first step in the examination of the structure, function, and practices of online zero waste (ZW) communities. The article explores the ZW activities and strategies that members of five ZW Instagram communities employ via a thematic analysis of 2,000 member comments across these communities through the lens of the lifestyle moveme...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate factors influencing employees’ knowledge-sharing behavior on social tagging supported systems. Using the strong theoretical background of the well-known technology acceptance model (TAM), this paper proposes and empirically validates a model that fits the social and technical nature of social tagging tool...
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Participation in and adding content to social tagging tools is important for these tools to achieve their purpose of classifying and organizing information. Users of social tagging tools are driven to participate and add tags by extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation is dominating research as a main predictor of why users use info...
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Cambridge Core - General - Social Tagging for Linking Data Across Environments - by Diane Pennington
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Social Tagging for Linking Data Across Environments - by Diane Pennington September 2018
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Social Tagging for Linking Data Across Environments - by Diane Pennington September 2018
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide an examination of emotional experiences, particularly how they are situated in the readers’ advisory (RA) literature and the literatures from a variety of outside disciplines in order to create taxonomies of affect from this context. Design/methodology/approach The approach of this study is twofold...
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Cambridge Core - General - Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems - edited by Louise F Spiteri
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Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems - edited by Louise F Spiteri August 2016
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Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems - edited by Louise F Spiteri August 2016
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Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems - edited by Louise F Spiteri August 2016
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Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems - edited by Louise F Spiteri August 2016
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Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems - edited by Louise F Spiteri August 2016
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It’s always challenging and exciting to find topics for the readers’ advisory column, and professionals willing to write for them! I’ve been so thankful to the many professionals who have so generously given their time and shared their expertise for this column. From lessons learned, case studies and differing opinions on RA and its future, it is a...
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This paper examines affect in the reading experience to help both readers' advisors and readers as they work to suggest books to readers and choose books for their individual context. Using Grounded Theory analysis of 536 user-generated reviews from 831 bibliographic records of a selection of fiction titles (n=22) in Canadian public libraries whose...
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Purpose Most studies pertaining to social tagging focus on one platform or platform type, thus limiting the scope of their findings. The purpose of this paper is to explore social tagging practices across four platforms in relation to cultural products associated with the book Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming. Design/methodology/approach A layered an...
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An analysis of user-generated content (UGC) of 22 adult fiction titles in 43 Canadian public libraries that use BiblioCommons, SirsiDynix, and Encore was conducted to examine the contribution of UGC on readers’ advisory services. Findings indicate that UGC provides insight into the affect, subject, and protagonists of a work.Nous avons procédé à un...
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This paper examines affect in the reading experience to help both readers’ advisors and readers as they work to suggest books to readers and choose books for their individual context. Using Grounded Theory analysis of 536 user-generated reviews from 831 bibliographic records of a selection of fiction titles (n=22) in Canadian public libraries whose...
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International university students (IUSs) shop online for psychological and practical reasons, but very few research studies have explored this matter. This study examines the motivations, perceptions and behaviour of 142 IUSs within the context of a modified version of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). Results indicate that perceived entertain...
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This article examines the contribution of social discovery platforms and user-generated content (UGC) on readers’ advisory (RA) services in Canadian public libraries. Grounded Theory was used to conduct a content analysis of library-assigned subject headings and UGC of 22 adult fiction titles in 43 Canadian public libraries that use BiblioCommons,...
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Next-generation catalogues are providing opportunities for library professionals and users to interact, collaborate, and enhance core library functions. Technology, innovation, and creativity are all components that are merging to create a localized, online social space that brings our physical library services and experiences into an online enviro...
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If the public library catalogue is to continue to have relevance to its users, it needs to move beyond its current inventory model, where all content is designed and controlled by library staff and client interaction with catalogue content is limited, to a social catalogue, where users can contribute to, and interact with information and with each...
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This article examines the linguistic structure of folksonomy tags collected over a thirty-day period from the daily tag logs of Del.icio.us, Furl, and Technorati. The tags were evaluated against the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) guidelines for the construction of controlled vocabularies. The results indicate that the tags corre...
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This paper examines the suitability of word association tests to generate user-derived descriptors, descriptor hierarchies, and categories of inter-term of relationships. Thirty Library and Information Science practitioners were asked to provide as many response words as they could for 15 stimulus terms and to describe how the response and stimulus...
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International Standard Bibliographic Description elements were used to evaluate the contents of 16 social cataloguing sites’ records. The heuristics Communication, Identity, and Perception were applied to the sites’ social features. While record content was poor, the social features create a community of interest where people can share their readin...
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This paper examines two questions: what methodological assumptions underlie existing evaluations of Internet search engines and how do they differ from those used to study information retrieval systems (IRSs)? an examination of 31 Internet-based studies reveals that they employ a methodology very similar to the experimental model that has been used...
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This paper uses transaction log data to examine how library users interact with two social discovery systems used in two Canadian public library systems. Results indicate that user-generated content is not used extensively or significantly in the two social discovery systems. Format is the predominant facet used to refine searches; the remaining fa...
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The paper discusses (a) the ethical dimensions of creating catalogue records to reflect user convenience, (b) the relationship between culture and user convenience, and (c) how social discovery tools can facilitate the creation of interactive and flexible catalogue records that reflect the culture(s) and needs of their library communities.Cet artic...
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The study examines the important role that Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals can play in the world of Business-to-Consumer (B2C) e-commerce web sites, specifically via the application of the principles of cataloguing to the design of e-catalogues. The study explores how the 15 Dublin Core Metadata Elements and the 7 International...
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Social tagging has become a common practice across a variety of platforms on the Web. In this panel, we propose to start with one title, Casino Royale, a James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, and the other cultural products that emanated from it (e.g., two movies, one song, visuals and images, articles and blog posts) to explore social tagging practices...
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Based on a thorough literature review of social tagging and on technology acceptance models, we developed and empirically validated a motivational model to predict users' acceptance to add and share tagging content. Four factors successfully predicted users' intention to add and share metadata tagging content. Unlike previous studies on virtual com...
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Purpose – New social discovery systems have social-type Web 2.0 features that allow users to enhance the content of bibliographic records by adding their own tags, ratings, and reviews. One of the primary underlying principles of cataloguing is that catalogue records be designed with the user in mind, i.e. user convenience. The purpose of this pape...
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While recent progress has been made in understanding the structure and dynamics of social tagging systems, we know little about the users' underlying motivations for tagging, and how these motivations influence the resulting use of tagging systems. In this article, we propose and empirically validate a conceptual model of key factors that affect us...
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While recent progress has been made in understanding the structure and dynamics of social tagging systems, we know little about the users' underlying motivations for tagging, and how these motivations influence the resulting use of tagging systems. In this article, we propose and empirically validate a conceptual model of key factors that affect us...
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This paper examines how library users access, use, and interact with two social discovery systems used in two Canadian public library systems. How do public library users interact with social discovery systems? How does usage between the two social discovery systems compare? Daily transaction logs of the social discovery systems used by the two lib...
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Exploratory search offers users the privilege to take command of the search process by browsing, selecting, and navigating through the Web to locate targeted information resources. We introduce hedonic browsing as an enhancement for exploratory search. In this article, we propose and empirically validate a hedonic browsing model using social taggin...
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The goal of this paper is to conduct an analysis of seventeen existing and proposed methodologies for the use of facets in social tagging applications, with particular emphasis placed on the extent to which these methodologies address the following questions:  How do you choose facets that can apply generally to all subjects in social tagging app...
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This paper uses transaction log data to examine how library users interact with two social discovery systems used in two Canadian public library systems. Results indicate that user-generated content is not used extensively or significantly in the two social discovery systems. Format is the predominant facet used to refine searches; the remaining fa...
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Editor's Summary The use of social discovery systems is rapidly expanding, often building vibrant and interactive communities. Some public and academic libraries are trying out these systems, in which patrons can contribute ratings, reviews, and comments. While user-contributed metadata may not equal the quality of professional cataloging, it can e...
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The purpose of this panel is to look back on seven years of research on folksonomies and tagging systems and to summarize its main contributions as well as to try forecasting the evolution folksonomies will make in the future. Research findings which show the advantages and drawbacks of folksonomies and tagging systems in various scenarios and whic...
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The goal of this study is to examine and compare how library users access, use, and interact with two social discovery systems used in two Canadian public library systems. Transaction log analysis data are analyzed over a four-month period from the AquaBrowser and BiblioCommons social discovery tools used in the Halifax and Edmonton public library...
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The public library catalogue has long acted as an important and fundamental medium between users and their information needs. The traditional goals and objectives of the library catalogue are to enable users to search a library's collection to find items pertaining to specific titles, authors, or subjects. Today's library catalogues are competing a...
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This paper proposes a conceptual model of the key factors that drive employees' effective participation with social tagging systems within the corporate environment. The proposed model is based on integrating and applying existing findings from various disciplines in a novel conceptualization to explain the motivations of participants in organizati...
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This study investigates the contribution of collaborative tagging to the design of user-driven vocabularies in knowledge management systems (KMS). Three metrics, tag growth, tag reuse, and tag discrimination, were used to examine the evolution of the tagging vocabulary of the knowledge management community of interest in CiteULike over a three-year...
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An increasingly difficult challenge in social tagging applications is negotiating the number of existing tags. This article examines the use of facets to facilitate the efficient organization and browsing of tags into manageable and distinct categories. Current and proposed methodologies for the application of facets in social tagging applications...
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Conceptual coherence, which refers to concepts whose contents make sense to the perceiver, has been associated traditionally with the notion of similarity, that is, objects, events, or entities form a concept because they are similar to one another. An examination of traditional similarity-based concept theories suggests that they do not provide an...
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This study investigates the contribution of collaborative tagging to the design of user-driven vocabularies in knowledge management systems (KMS). Three metrics, tag growth, tag reuse, and tag discrimination, were used to examine the evolution of the tagging vocabulary of the knowledge management community of interest in CiteULike over a three-year...
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This article examines and evaluates the social features and comprehensiveness of the catalog records of sixteen popular social cataloging Web sites to determine whether their social and cataloging features could or should impact the design of library catalog records. Selected monograph records were evaluated to determine the extent to which they co...
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International Standard Bibliographic Description elements were used to evaluate the contents of 16 social cataloguing sites' records. The heuristics Communication, Identity, and Perception were applied to the sites' social features. While record content was poor, the social features create a community of interest where people can share their readin...
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The aim of this special issue of Webology is to explore developments in the design of folksonomies, knowledge organization systems, and search engines to reflect end user preferences for describing items of interest. Particular emphasis is placed on folksonomies, an area of study that has grown exponentially since the term was first coined by Thoma...
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Conceptual coherence, which refers to concepts whose contents make sense to the perceiver, has been associated traditionally with the notion of similarity, that is, objects, events, or entities form a concept because they are similar to one another. An examination of traditional similarity-based concept theories suggests that they do not provide an...
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Conceptual coherence, which refers to concepts whose contents make sense to the perceiver, has been associated traditionally with the notion of similarity, that is, objects, events, or entities form a concept because they are similar to one another. An examination of traditional similarity-based concept theories suggests that they do not provide an...
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Folksonomies have the potential to add much value to public library catalogues by enabling clients to: store, maintain, and organize items of interest in the catalogue using their own tags. The purpose of this paper is to examine how the tags that constitute folksonomies are structured. Tags were acquired over a thirty-day period from the daily tag...
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Conceptual coherence, which refers to concepts whose contents make sense to the perceiver, has been associated traditionally with the notion of similarity, that is, objects, events, or entities form a concept because they are similar to one another. An examination of traditional similarity-based concept theories suggests that they do not provide an...
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Folksonomies have the potential to add much value to public library catalogues by enabling clients to: store, maintain, and organize items of interest in the catalogue using their own tags. The purpose of this paper is to examine how the tags that constitute folksonomies are structured. Tags were acquired over a thirty-day period from the daily tag...
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Folksonomies are systems of collaborative end-user metadata of digital assets. This paper explores how folksonomies could be used in public library catalogues to enable end users to (1) organize personal information spaces, (2) supplement existing controlled vocabularies, and (3) create online communities of interest. The benefits and shortcomings...
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This pilot study examines the use of word association testing in the derivation of user-derived descriptors, descriptor hierarchies, and categories of inter-term relationships for the purpose of thesaurus construction. Ten participants, who were students, were presented with a test-bed of 15 domain-specific stimulus terms and were asked to provide...
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Recent surveys of business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce websites indicate that these sites lack well-designed online catalogues necessary to enable consumers to locate easily what they want to find. This paper examines how online vendors organize their catalogues and how this organization could affect the consumers’ ability to find the information...
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Recent surveys of business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce websites indicate that these sites lack well-designed online catalogues necessary to enable consumers to locate easily what they want to find. This paper examines how online vendors organize their catalogues and how this organization could affect the consumers' ability to fmd the information n...
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The success of electronic commerce (e-commerce) sites that cater to online shopping is dependent upon a number of factors, such as the quality, variety and price of their products, their guarantees, return policies, etc. The success of these sites is predicated upon the more basic assumption that consumers can actually find the sites on the World W...
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The success of electronic commerce (e-commerce) sites that cater to online shopping is dependent upon a number of factors, such as the quality, variety and price of their products, their guarantees, return policies, etc. The success of these sites is predicated upon the more basic assumption that consumers can actually find the sites on the World W...
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The goal of this study is to evaluate, compare, and contrast how facet analysis is used to construct the systematic or faceted displays of a selection of information retrieval thesauri. More specifically, the study seeks to examine which principles of facet analysis are used in the thesauri, and the extent to which different thesauri apply these pr...
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Although the theories of facet analysis proposed by Ranganathan and the Classification Research Group (CRG) are similar they differ significantly in certain arena, particularly in the citation order of facets and in the choice of fundamental categories. essentially therefore, there exist two similar hut distinct "models" for facet analysis. The pur...
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A variety of abstracting publications from library & information science and business are examined and contrasted in their approaches to the following aspects of abstracting: (a) definitions of abstracts; (b) types of abstracts; (c) purpose of abstracts; and (d) writing of abstracts.
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Facet analysis has been used in the construction of faceted thesauri since the publication of the Information Retrieval Thesaurus of Education Terms in 1968. In spite of the growth in the number of faceted thesauri since then, there appears to be little consensus among thesaurus designers regarding how the principles of facet analysis are to be use...

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Call for chapter proposals: This book will explore how social tags can serve to link content across a variety of environments. See https://wordpress.com/post/simetadata.wordpress.com/1299 for more details