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Meet AH in St. Louis for ASIST 2015

Please join SIG AH members at the following ASIST Annual Meeting workshop, sessions, and posters — as well as our SIG business meeting and SIG social event, both on November 9!

SIG AH Business Meeting (Monday, Nov. 9, 2:45 – 3:55pm – Sterling 6)
Please join SIG AH for our 2015 annual business meeting in Sterling 6 at the Hyatt. We will be welcoming our newest Officers, discussing our 2016 Symposium and student research contest, and planning our upcoming webinars.

SIG AH & SJSU ASIST Student Chapter Social Event (Monday, Nov. 9, 5:15 – 6:30pm)
Location: 360 – Roof of the Hilton at the Ballpark
If you would like to attend, please RSVP here:

SIG VIS Pre-Conference Workshop (Saturday, Nov. 7, 1:30 – 6:30pm)
Information Visualization Workshop by Joe Ryan, University of Denver
This half-day workshop will provide an introduction to information visualization using Tableau Desktop, a commercial visual analysis software package. The workshop will commence with a discussion about best practices for visualizing different styles of data, including time series data, location data, topical data and relationship (graph) data, and will also cover selection of colors, visual perception and cognitive load issues to consider when designing effective visualizations. The workshop will conclude with a hands-on session using Tableau Desktop for rapid prototyping of visualizations of many different data styles.


SIG AH and SIG VIS Panel (Monday, Nov. 9, 8:00am)
Breaking Traditional Barriers: Collaboration, Impact, and Information Technology in the Humanities (SIG AH, SIG VIS) by Jeremy Lee McLaughlin, Meris Mandernach, Alex Oliszewski, Christian Scott James, Melissa Higgins, and Stacy Konkiel
This panel brings together student, faculty, and professional speakers to examine key topics related to the role of information and technology in the development of research practices for, and about, the arts and humanities. Two core themes will be examined: 1) the importance of collaborative, cross-disciplinary programs, and, 2) the visibility afforded by technology and technology-based engagement allowing greater “impact” in arts and humanities disciplines. Within this context, panelists will discuss a collaborative interactive exhibit of library data, image classification of library collections using Flickr, engagement with digital methods, and an examination of altmetrics and current trends in research assessment.

Visualizing Information Worldwide (SIG III, SIG HFIS, SIG VIS) organized by Jenna Hartel. Sunday Nov. 8, 3:30pm
Looting Hoards of Gold and Poaching Spotted Owls: Data Confidentiality Among Archaeologists & Zoologists by Rebecca D. Frank, Adam Kriesberg, Elizabeth Yakel, and Ixchel Faniel. Monday Nov. 9, 1:30pm
If You Build It, Will They Come? – A Discussion of Use Cases and Barriers of Using the Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) Available as Linked Open Data (LOD) by Marcia Lei Zeng, Marjorie Hlava, Joseph A. Busch, Olga Buchel, and Maja Žumer. Monday Nov. 9, 3:30pm

Posters (Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30pm – President’s Reception)
Information Sharing as Story Construction in Group Decision Making – Lu Xiao and Richelle Witherspoon

Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) in the Digital Public Library of America’s Metadata: Exploratory Analysis – Oksana L. Zavalina, Mark E. Phillips, Daniel G. Alemneh, Hannah Tarver, and Priya Kizhakkethil

Examining User-Driven Factors for Intentions to Use Video Digital Libraries – Boryung Ju and Dan Albertson

Development of the Missouri Hub: Preparing for Linked Open Data by Contributing to the Digital Public Library of America – Christopher David Freeland and Heather Lea Moulaison

Determining Users’ Motivations to Participate in Online Community Archives: A Preliminary Study of Documenting Ferguson – Christopher David Freeland and Kodjo Atiso

Media Visualization of Book Cover Images: Exploring Differences Among Bestsellers in Different Countries – Wooseob Jeong and Hyejung Han

Inclusive Museum and Its Impact on Learning of Special Needs Children – Liya Deng

Evaluating Fan Fiction Metadata for Preservation Use – Ayse Gursoy

Digital Latin Library: Information Work Practices of Classics Scholars, Graduate Students and Teachers – June Abbas, Renee Baker, Sam Huskey, and Chris Weaver

“A Gutenberg Moment”: The Do-It-Yourself World of Online Literary Publishing – Rachel Anne Fleming-May and Harriett Green

SOCRATES 2.0: Bridging the Gap Between Researchers and Social Media Data Through Natural Language Interactions – Dongho Choi, Ziad Matni, and Chirag Shah

Meet you in St. Louis!