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(Association for Computing Machinery, 2012-05) Sundar, S. Shyam; Oh, Jeeyun; Bellur, Saraswathi; Jia, Haiyan; Kim, Hyang-Sook; Towson University. Department of Mass Communication
A paradigmatic quality of interactive interfaces is that they allow users to express themselves, thereby converting message receivers into communication sources. We define this quality as Source Interactivity [26, 29], and test its effects on user experience with a field experiment (N=141) of a portal site featuring cosmetic customization, functional customization and blogging (active versus filter). In demonstrating the psychological influence of source-based interactivity on such outcomes as user engagement, sense of agency, sense of community, intrinsic motivation and attitudes toward the interface, we discuss how designers can use them for creating interactive tools for self-expression.
(International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries, 2021-11) Chan, Emily; Yaukey, Suzanna; Dickman, Daina; Lawson, Nicole; Towson University. Albert S. Cook Library. Administration
Over the past several decades, new technologies and paradigms have impacted the creation and sharing of work; scholars
across all fields have seen changes in research output, publication, and preservation of the scholarly record, as well as
emergent publishing models and an emphasis on the measurement of impact. Libraries have broadly defined their efforts to
support the research and dissemination lifecycle as “scholarly communication” services. Despite investing significant
resources -- personnel, technological investments, and budget -- to develop scholarly communication programs, evaluation
of the outcomes and impact of these activities has largely consisted of quantitative measures, like consultation counts,
workshop attendance, or repository growth and usage statistics. A more comprehensive or holistic approach to scholarly
communication assessment has remained elusive.
(Library and Information Technology Association, 2015-11-14) Crum, Janet; Dobbs, Aaron; Helman, William; Sattler, Kelly
Power Point presentation delivered to the 2015 LITA Forum providing an overview of preliminary survey results on the topic of recruitment and retention of library information technology staff in the United States and Canada. Survey data includes responses from staff in public, academic, school and library consortium settings.
Power Point presentation delivered to the 2016 edUi Conference, a program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, providing analysis of survey results on the topic of recruitment and retention of library information technology staff in the United States and Canada. Presentation focuses on the factors that influenced respondents decisions to accept, as well as to stay or leave, their current position. Session concludes with advice for hiring managers and supervisors on attracting and maintaining a diverse library IT workforce.
(2021-10-29) Thavikulwat, Precha; Towson University. Department of Management
Related activity choice (RAC) is an advantageous alternative to summative peer evaluation (SPE) as a method of assigning group members individual credit towards grades for a collective outcome. Whereas SPE asks group members to submit ratings of each other’s contributions to the collective outcome, RAC asks each group member to choose between preferencing the member’s own performance in a related individual activity or preferencing the average performance of all members in that activity.