Nancy Van House

Nancy Van House
University of California, Berkeley | UCB · School of Information

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Publications (60)
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The emergence of mobile live streaming as a popular app over the past couple years provides a new platform for socio-technical interaction in the world. This panel brings together several different perspectives on live streaming: companies who are producing commercial apps, researchers studying how people are using live streaming, and users. We hop...
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This article frames the concepts of use and non-use in terms of Ingold's understanding of life as on-going movement along multiple lines, or meshwork, and tangles of relationships to people, places, and things. In addition, I draw on practice theory and the turn to ontology, which argues that any one technology is enacted as multiple technologies v...
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Portable digital cameras continue to enable prolific photo capturing in a variety of settings and to inspire digital photo sharing via an extensive repertoire of mechanisms and modalities, including exchange of physical prints, sharing of digital copies via email, web pages and blogs, or simply showing images on the imaging devices during face-to-f...
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In this paper, I reflect on a specific product of interaction design, social networking sites. The goals of this paper are twofold. One is to bring a feminist reflexivity, to HCI, drawing on the work of Judith Butler and her concepts of peformativity, citationality, and interpellation. Her approach is, I argue, highly relevant to issues of identity...
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To predict the uses of new technology, we present an approach grounded in science and technology studies (STS) that examines the social uses of current technology. As part of ongoing research on next-generation mobile imaging applications, we conducted an empirical study of the social uses of personal photography. We identify three: memory, creatin...
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Photography has been a wildly successful consumer technology. The shift from film to digital has, if anything, increased both photographic activity and enthusiasm on the part of photographers, viewers and subjects. In this article, I address empirically and theoretically the practical doing of ordinary, daily photography as it has moved from film t...
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What is the future of digital imaging? Mobile imaging technologies have been changing rapidly and will continue to do so. We explore new developments in cam- eraphone photography with the goal of improving the design of the next generation of mobile imaging devices. We equipped 26 diverse participants with cameraphones, photo uploading and sharing...
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The interests of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and iSchools have converged in recent years. Building upon a successful five-session track on the influence of IS on STS at the recent Social Studies of Science Conference (October, 2007, Montreal), we propose a complementary session at the iConference that reflects on the influence of STS on IS...
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This article reports empirical findings from four inter-related studies, with an emphasis on collocated sharing. Collocated sharing remains important, using both traditional and emerging image-related technologies. Co-present viewing is a dynamic, improvisational construction of a contingent, situated interaction between story-teller and audience....
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Past, present and emerging technologies of memory are important concerns for memory studies. What is remembered individually and collectively depends in part on technologies of memory and socio-technical practices, which are changing radically. We identify specific concerns about developments in digital memory capture, storage and retrieval. Decisi...
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The 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing focused on new middleware, software engineering approaches, widescale interdomain deployment, techniques and benchmarking for evaluation of ubicomp systems. The conference featured two paper sessions and three panel discussions to discuss the possibility of common set of ubicomp abstractions...
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This paper presents an empirical study in progress of the use of Flickr.com, part of an on-going research program on personal digital media, including images. Two new kinds of image-sharing with Flickr are.distant closeness. and.photo exhibition.. We are seeing changing uses of images in social interaction and increased multi-modal communication.
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This paper describes a novel variation on an established social science research method, photo elicitation. We developed two visualizations of large numbers of cameraphone images, by time and sharing partner. The result was much richer and more detailed interviews than would have been possible otherwise. This method may be appropriate for other use...
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Cameraphones and cameraphone images represent not only a new technology, but a new kind of image. Following up on our study of cameraphone use and image-sharing via the MMM2 system, we are studying new media via the intersection of cameraphones and Flickr – the dailyness and opportunism of cameraphone images combined with easy online sharing with f...
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L'A. examine la litterature du domaine interdisciplinaire de la STS (etudes sociales en science et technologie) et ses implications pour les sciences de l'information. La STS, comme les etudes de lieu de travail, s'interesse aux relations entre la connaissance, l'individu, le groupe, les structures sociales et la technologie. L'utilite de la STS po...
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As cameraphones become the dominant platform for consumer multimedia capture worldwide, multimedia researchers are faced both with the challenge of how to help users manage the billions of photographs they are collectively producing and the opportunity to leverage cameraphones' ability to automatically capture temporal, spatial, and social contextu...
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Developments in networked digital imaging promise to substantially affect the near-universal experience of personal photography. Designing technology for image capture and sharing requires an understanding of how people use photos as well as how they adapt emerging technology to their photographic practices, and vice versa. In this paper, we report...
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In this paper we describe a system that allows users to annotate digital photos at the time of capture. The system uses camera phones with a lightweight client application and a server to store the images and metadata and assists the user in annotation on the camera phone by providing guesses about the location and content of the photos. By conduct...
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This chapter attempts to understand some of the social and organization problems that confront online environmental communication in two areas: credibility of content, and the design and management of multidisciplinary systems. This chapter approaches these both as knowledge work, where trust and credibility are critical. Using the perspectives of...
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Trust is a key element of knowledge work: what we know depends largely on others. This paper discusses the concepts of communities of practice and epistemic cultures, and their implication for design of digital libraries that support data sharing, with particular reference to practices of trust and credibility. It uses an empirical study of a biodi...
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Weblogs are altering knowledge work and practices among existing groups and creating new knowledge communities. In my work, I am examining knowledge practices, especially those of trust and credibility, in topical, issue- oriented weblogging. My interest is not in weblogs as much as in what blogging reveals about how loosely- connected, distributed...
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The fundamental changes that are shaping the future environment of educational programs in library and information studies (LIS) are explored in the context of two overlapping ecosystems, the rapidly changing information universe in which the LIS profession operates and the university settings in which the LIS educational programs are housed. We us...
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Knowledge communities of all kinds have social and material practices for deciding what is known and who is to be trusted. In this paper, we address a specific kind of knowledge work, environmental planning, and a particular form of collaboration , the sharing of measurement data sets. We are interested in how trust is created; how trustability is...
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This paper presents an approach to social analysis for the de- velopment of digital libraries. If digital libraries are viewed as both social and technological artifacts, then effective de- sign requires that we must understand the social world in which each functions. The theoretical framework of Pierre Bourdieu and the situated action approach ar...
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This paper outlines some of our preliminary findings in the Perseus Project, an on-going digital library on ancient Greek culture that has been under development since 1987.
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This paper outlines some of our preliminary findings in the Perseus Project, an on-going digital library on ancient Greek culture that has been under development since 1987.
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The UC Berkeley Electronic Environmental Library Project is a multi-disciplinary project funded under the NSF/NASA/ARPA Digital Libraries Initiative. The goal is to develop a massive, distributed, electronic, work-centered library of environmental information containing text, images, maps, sound, full-motion videos, numeric datasets, and hypertextu...
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This article examines the roles from the Public Library Association planning and measurement tools for their usefulness in evaluating public library effectiveness. It addresses four questions: What roles are chosen most often?, Can we distinguish among libraries based on their role choices?, Do libraries with different role choices perform differen...
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Evaluation is used for two major purposes: internal decision making and communication with the external environment. An organization may need very different approaches and strategies for these two. Much of the work that has been done in library evaluation has been for internal purposes. Evaluation is also important for an organization's relationshi...
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The purpose of the Public Library Effectiveness Study (PLES) was to investigate the construct of public library effectiveness, and to develop a methodology that could be transferred to other types of libraries and possibly other kinds of organizations. This article reports on the dimensions of public library effectiveness revealed by libraries' per...
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AN IMPORTANT TREND in library management over the last two decades has been the increasing use of measurement for management decision- making. The purpose of this article is to trace briefly the history of the use of performance measures in libraries and to discuss some issues in the use of such measures for decision-making and problem solving. pub...
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This study investigated the construct of effectiveness as it applies to public libraries and developed a methodology that can be transferred to other types of libraries and organizations. The research team began by compiling a list of indicators that are commonly used to gauge library effectiveness within the areas of: (1) services access; (2) inte...
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Describes a national survey aimed at defining effectiveness for public libraries that asked 7 constituent groups (library managers, staff, trustees, users, friends of the library, local officials, and community leaders) to rate the importance of 61 effectiveness indicators. The complex and multidimensional nature of the results is discussed and fur...
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The Public Library Effectiveness Study is a study of the definition of the effectiveness of public libraries. This article reports on a national survey of seven different public library constituent groups and their perceptions of what indicates the effectiveness of a public library. The constituent groups included library managers, library service...
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This study investigated library school students' decisions to enter librarianship in the context of economic and organizational behavior theories of career choice, which stress the importance of people's preferences, their expectations about the probability of having their preferences met, and the accuracy of their expectations. This study identifi...
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Measures change in social and private net present value of expected lifetime earnings attributable to M.L.S. degree under current market conditions and calculates effect of changes in placement rates and of two-year MLS degrees. Implications for profession's ability to attract capable individuals and for its sex composition are discussed. (33 refer...
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ECONOMICS CAN BE DEFINED by both its subject matter and its approach. Although people tend to think of economics in connection with buying and selling, its subject, more generally, is choices: the allocation of resources among competing ends. Economics can be and has been applied to virtually every sphere of human behavior: not just in the market,...
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Reports on an evaluation of the higher levels of California's statewide reference referral network that involved an unobtrusive method utilizing existing records of actual reference transactions evaluated by panel of judges. Reference evaluation methods, findings of other studies, and other uses of the method are discussed. (Nineteen references are...
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The goals of the NASA's library network system, NALNET, the functions of the current book system, the products and services of a book system required by NASA Center libraries, and the characteristics of a system that would best supply those products and services were assessed. Emphasis was placed on determining the most cost effective means of meet...
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A 2-phase study evaluated the existing reference referral network in California, and developed and evaluated two alternative designs, one organization-based and the other formula-based. The evaluation phase consisted of the following tasks: (1) a survey of all public libraries and cooperative systems of the state regarding their priorities for and...
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Discusses the findings and implications of a California Library Association survey in 1977 which investigated the availability of online search services, factors affecting the decision to charge, and the bases of fee schedules at 28 California libraries. Previous research is mentioned. Eight tables and 14 references are included. (RBF)
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The portable digital cameras enable prolific photo capturing in a variety of settings and inspire digital photo sharing via an extensive repertoire of mechanisms and modalities, including exchange of physical prints, sharing of digital copies via email, web pages and blogs, or simply showing images on the imaging devices during face-to-face encount...
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Cameraphones show the potential to revolutionize personal photography. We gave cameraphones linked to an Internet-based uploading and sharing system (MMM2) to a tightly-connected group of 40 people for up to ten months. This paper examines cameraphone use as both continuous and discontinuous with prior practices in personal photography. We describe...
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An important problem for technology design is predicting users and uses for emerging technologies—doing user- centered design for users and uses that don't yet exist. The primary contribution of this paper is in presenting a method for anticipating future uses of new technology by looking at users' higher-order motives or activities for current and...
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This chapter attempts to understand some of the social and organization problems that confront online environmental communication in two areas: credibility of content, and the design and management of multidisciplinary systems. The approach is to see both these areas as knowledge work, where trust and credibility are critical. Using the perspective...
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Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Berkeley, 1979. Bibliography: leaves 203-221. Microfilm.

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