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Pratt-Severn Award Student Paper Award Recipients

Evaluated by the same rigorous standards as papers submitted for the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, the best student research paper is judged on technical competence, the significance of findings, originality, and clarity of expression.  The Award recognizes the outstanding work of a current student in a degree-granting program in the information field and has been sponsored by Pratt Institute since 1996.

The recipients of the Pratt-Severn Best Student Research Paper Award are:

Year

Recipient

2019

Matthew Weirick Johnson
Dating Apps, Categorical Fields, and Health Information Sharing: Exploring the Utility of Dating Application Features Related to HIV, STIs and PrEP for Promoting Regular Testing and PrEP Usage

2018

Ella Milken Detro
A Librarian’s Guide to Algorithmic Bias

2017

Natalie Ornat
Reading for your Life: The Impact of Reading and Writing During the Siege of Sarajevo

2016

Deidre Alyse Whitmore
Seeking Context: Archaeological Practices Surrounding the Reuse of Spatial Information

2014

Curt Arledge
Filled-in vs. Outline Icons: The Impact of Icon

2013

Hilary Zelko
Reasoning About Relevance

2012

April Lynne Earle
Design of an Application Profile for the St. John's University Oral History Collection

2011

Brooks Breece
Local Government Use of Web GIS in North Carolina

2009

Katie O'Leary
Information Seeking in the Context of a Hobby: A Case Study of a Young Adult with Asperger's Syndrome

2008

Ann K. Irvine (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Natural Language Processing and Temporal Information Extraction in Emergency Department Triage Notes

2005

Mary Gabehart
An Analysis of Citations to Retracted Articles in the Scientific Literature

2004

Tori Orr (Drexel University)
Review of Literature: Representing Personal Histories in a Social Context

2002

Elizabeth Zogby (Drexel University)
Representing Oral History: Challenges and Opportunities for Content-Based Retrieval

2001

Brian Hilligoss (University of North Carolina)
The Role of Web Home Page Information Elements in User-Site Orientation Efforts

2000

Karen Weaver (University at Albany, SUNY)
Cataloging Internet Resources at MIT and UC San Diego Libraries

1999

Kelly Maglaughlin (University of North Carolina)
Use of Relevance Criteria

1997

Melinda Axel (Drexel University)
Data Warehouse Design for Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery Research

1995

Jin Zhang (University of Pittsburgh)
A Tool for the Visualization of Information Retrieval

1990

Charlotte Weise (University of Pittsburgh)
An Examination of Two Computational Approaches to Reasoning by Analogy

1989

Dale Boles (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
The Effect of Subject Matter Familiarity on Inter-Indexer Consistency, Number of Index Terms Supplied and Indexer Use of Author Terminology

1992

Corinne Jorgensen (Syracuse University)
Problem Statements and Information Need

1988

Charlotte Weise and Stuart McLean (University of Pittsburgh)
DIGRESS: A Deductive Interface to a Relational Database

1987

Dudee Chiang (University of Illinois)
Application of Bradford Distribution to Online Search Results: An Online Bibliometric Study

1986

P.F. Anderson (University of Michigan)
Technological and Non-Technological Gatekeepers: An Overview of the Literature

1985

Becky Brass (University of Minnesota)
Structural Analysis as as framework for Understanding and Coping with the Threat of Special Library Mortality

1984

Susan Hayles (University of Minnesota)
Memory Functions in Reference Search Strategies: Observations from Verbatim Accounts of Searches in Process

1982

Donna Rubens (University of Minnesota)
Cognitive Strategy and the Search Process: A Four-Fold Dual Context Memory Representation

1981

Christine L. Borgman (Stanford University)
Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Human Interaction with Computers

1980

Janet L. Chapman (Drexel University)
A State of Transition Analysis of Online Information-Seeking Behavior

1979

Brigitte Huybrechts (University of Maryland)
The Impact of Information on the Decision-Making Process

1978

Virginia Kosanovic (University of California, Berkeley)
A Statistical Survey of Chemical Engineering Journals: In-House Library Use, Citation Analysis and the Use of Parameter Weighting for Ranking and Evaluation

1977

Judy Chow (University of California, Los Angeles)
A Radical Pattern Assembling Method for Creating Kanji (Chinese Ideographs) for an Online Japanese Bibliographic Information Retrieval System

1976

Patricia J. Zimmerman (Case Western Reserve University)
Principles of Design for Information Systems

1974

Linda C. Smith (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Systematic Searching of Abstracts and Indexes in Interdisciplinary Areas

1973

Suzanne M. Strong (Ohio State University)
An Algorithm for Generating Structural Surrogates of English Text

1972

Vera Melnyk (Syracuse University)
Man-Machine Interface: Frustration

1996

Mark Spasser (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
The Enacted Fate of Undiscovered Knowledge