Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Recipients

Here is the complete list of the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award winners.
The ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database number is included for most of the titles as a finding aid.

    • 2015
      Tiffany Chao
      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      Dissertation Title: Methods Metadata: Curating Scientific Research for Reuse

      Morgan Currie
      University of California, Los Angeles
      Dissertation Title: Tracing Technologies of Openness

      Noah Lenstra
      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      Dissertation Title: The Community Informatics of an Aging Society: A Comparative Case Study of Public Libraries and Senior Centers

      Teresa Prendergast
      University of British Columbia
      Dissertation Title: Early Literacy in the Lives of Children with Disabilities: Exploring the Experiences and Perspectives of Parents and Public Library children’s Librarians

      Nicholas Weber
      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      Dissertation Title: A Framework for Analyzing the Sustainability of Science Commons

      Ayoung Yoon
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Dissertation Title: Toward Trusted Data Curation: Data Reuse and Users’ Trust Judgement

    • 2014
      Rhiannon Gainor
      McGill University, Canada
      Dissertation Title: Measuring Competitive Intelligence Outcomes
      Available through McGill University Libraries at http://digitool.Library.McGill.CA:80/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=127133

      Katherine Howard
      Queensland University of Technology, Australia
      Dissertation Title: The GLAM* Convergence: Implications for the education of Cultural Heritage Information Professionals in Australia
      (*Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums)

      Aisha Johnson
      Florida State University
      Dissertation Title: Developing Southern Libraries to Influence the Life of the African-American User: An Exploratory, Archival Analysis
      ProQuest Number: 3705842

      Lorraine Dong
      The University of Texas at Austin
      Dissertation Title: The Social Ecologies of Mental Institution Records

      Amelia Acker
      University of California, Los Angeles
      Dissertation Title: Born-Networked Records: A History of the Short Message Service
      ProQuest Number: 3623371

      Kyle Jones
      University of Wisconsin
      Dissertation Title: Any data we can get our hands on: A contextual study of learning analytics and related issues of student privacy

      Kaitlin Costello
      University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
      Dissertation Title: Investigating information seeking and disclosure in online support groups for chronic kidney disease

 

    • 2013
      Elisabeth Jones
      University of Washington
      Dissertation Title: Constructing the Universal Library
      ProQuest Number: 3631849

      Jinxuan Ma
      Florida State University
      Dissertation Title: Interacting with Health Information for Self-Care: An Exploratory Study of Undergraduates’ Health Information Literacy
      ProQuest Number: 3625898

      Claudia Serbanuta
      University of Illinois
      Dissertation Title:Voices from the Other Side of the Wall: The Case of Romanian Public Libraries of the 1970s and the 1980s

      Miriam Sweeney
      University of Illinois
      Dissertation Title: Servants of Cyberspace: A Critical Analysis of Microsoft’s Ms. Dewey
      ProQuest Number: 3632336

      Adam Worrall
      Florida State University
      Dissertation Title: The Roles of Digital Libraries as Boundary Objects Within and Across Social and Information Worlds
      ProQuest Number: 3638098

      Erjia Yan
      Indiana University
      Dissertation Title: Towards a Systematic Approach for Studying Scholarly Communication through Scholarly Networks
      ProQuest Number: 3587518

 

    • 2012
      C. Sean Burns
      University of Missouri
      Dissertation Title: Free or Open Access to Scholarly Documentation: Google Scholar or Academic Libraries
      ProQuest Number: 3576007

      Laura Christopherson
      University of North Carolina
      Dissertation Title: Understanding Online Communication: Developing a Lexicon to Support Search, Capture, and Use
      ProQuest Number: 3593227

      Marianne Martens
      Rutgers University The State University of New Jersey, School of Communication and Information
      Dissertation Title: A Historical and Comparative Analysis of Multiplatform Books: Technologies of Production, User-Generated Content, and Economics of Immaterial and Affective Labor
      ProQuest Number: 3550710

      Xi Niu
      University of North Carolina
      Dissertation Title: Beyond Text Queries and Ranked Lists: Faceted Search in Library Catalogs
      ProQuest Number: 3512668

      Sarah Roberts
      University of Illinois
      Dissertation Title: Behind the Screen: The Hidden Digital Labor of Video Content Moderators
      ProQuest Number: 3673833

      Ji Yeon Yang
      University of Michigan
      Dissertation Title: A Dyadic Approach to Understanding Information Mediation in the Workplace
      Available through the University of Michigan Libraries and online at http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/102380

 

    • 2011
      Sofia Athenikos
      Drexel University
      Dissertation Title: Enabling Entity Retrieval by Exploiting Wikipedia as a Semantic Knowledge Source
      ProQuest Number: 3484756

      Amber Cushing
      University of North Carolina
      Dissertation Title: Possession and Self Extension in Digital Environments: Implications for Maintaining Personal Information
      ProQuest Number: 3512616

      Keisuke Inoue
      Syracuse University
      Dissertation Title: Investigation of the linguistic properties of information-seeking computer-mediated communication, through discourse analysis of digital reference interview logs and machine learning experiments.
      ProQuest Number: 3561456

      Amy VanScoy
      University of North Carolina
      Dissertation Title: Exploring the Meaning of Reference Work for Librarians in Academic Research Libraries
      ProQuest Number: 3512790

      Hollie White
      University of North Carolina
      Dissertation Title: Experimentally influenced study of the organizing issues associated with scientific data sets
      ProQuest Number: 3512772

      Yong Yi
      Florida State University
      Dissertation Title: Consumer health information behavior in public libraries: A mixed methods study
      ProQuest Number: 3519396

 

    • 2010
      Kim Anderson
      UCLA Department of Information Studies
      Dissertation title: Appraisal Learning Networks: How University Archivists Learn to Appraise Through Social Interaction
      ProQuest Number: 3486608

      Jeanette de Richemond
      Rutgers University The State University of New Jersey, School of Communication and Information
      Dissertation Title: What is “enough information?”

      Carolyn Hank
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Dissertation Title: Scholars and their Blogs: Characteristics, Preferences and Perceptions Impacting Digital Preservation
      ProQuest Number: 3456270

      Kyungwon Koh
      Florida State University
      Dissertation Title: Proposing a Theoretical Framework for Digital Age Youth Information Behavior Building upon Radical Change Theory
      ProQuest Number: 3483577

      Ellen Pozzi
      Rutgers University The State University of New Jersey, School of Communication and Information
      Dissertation Title: The Public Library in an Immigrant Neighborhood: A Case Study of Italian Immigrants’ Literacies in Newark (NJ), 1889-1919
      ProQuest Number: 3606593

      Ellen Rubenstein
      University of Illinois
      Dissertation Title: Ethnography of an Online Breast Cancer Support Group
      ProQuest Number: 3496660

 

    • 2009
      Bradley Wade Bishop
      Florida State University
      Dissertation Title: Chat reference and location-based questions: A multi-method evaluation of a statewide chat reference consortium
      ProQuest Number: 3442102

      Jennifer Crispin
      University of Missouri
      Dissertation Title: Discovering the social organization of school library work
      ProQuest Number: 3458968

      Linda R. Most
      Florida State University
      Dissertation Title: The Rural Public Library as Place in North Florida: A Case Study
      ProQuest Number: 3400213

      Zhixian (George) Yi
      Texas Woman’s University
      Dissertation Title: The Management of Change in the Information Age: Approaches of Academic Library Directors in the United States
      ProQuest Number: 3414408

 

    • 2008
      Serhiy Polyakov
      University of North Texas
      Dissertation Title: Performance of Interactive Information Retrieval System Based on Latent Semantic Labeling

      Xiaoli Huang
      University of Maryland – College Park
      Dissertation Title: Topicality Reconsidered: A Conceptual Analysis of Topical Relevance Relationships
      ProQuest Number: 3372863

      Yong-Mi Kim
      University of Michigan
      Dissertation Title: Topicality Reconsidered: The Role of Tags in Information Retrieval Interaction
      ProQuest Number: 3492916

      Maria Souden
      University of Michigan
      Dissertation Title: Information Work in the Context of the Experience of Chronic Illness
      ProQuest Number: 3458827

      Mary Jo Venetis
      University of North Texas
      Dissertation Title: Identification of Remote Leadership Patterns in the LIS Field
      ProQuest Number: 3352149

      Pengyi Zhang
      University of Maryland – College Park
      Dissertation Title: Supporting Sense-Making with Tools for Structuring a Conceptual Space
      ProQuest Number: 3409887

 

    • 2007
      Donghua Tao
      University of Missouri – Columbia
      Dissertation Title: Using theory of reasoned action (TRA) in understanding selection and use of information
      Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6736

 

    • 2006
      Bethany Letalien
      University of Texas at Austin
      Dissertation Title: Vexations, volumes, and volunteers: Institutionalization and the veneration of information at a small international NGO
      ProQuest Number: 3372626

 

    • 2005
      Brian Arbogast de Hubert Miller
      Florida State University
      Unfortunately, Brian Miller succumbed to cancer in April, 2006 before completing his dissertation. He was a respected member of the information architecture community and participated in the first seven IA Summits sponsored by ASIS&T. He, along with his potential further contributions to the field, are missed.

 

    • 2004
      Arif Dagli
      Florida State University
      Dissertation Title: Culture and Information Needs in Web-Based Learning
      ProQuest Number: 3183054

      Bin Li
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Dissertation Title: The Social Construction of Web Appropriation and Use in American Libraries: An Interpretive and Longitudinal Approach
      ProQuest Number: 3190280

      Jianqiang Wang
      University of Maryland – College Park
      Dissertation Title: Matching meaning for cross-language information retrieval
      ProQuest Number: 3202413

      Mia Liza A. Lustria
      University of Kentucky
      Dissertation Title: Can interactivity make a difference? Effects of Interactivity on Young Adults’ Comprehension of Online Health Content
      ProQuest Number: 3227398

      Xiaojun Yuan
      Rutgers University The State University of New Jersey, School of Communication and Information
      Dissertation Title: Supporting Multiple Information-Seeking Strategies in a Single System Framework
      ProQuest Number: 3349604

      Jinwon Ho
      University at Albany/SUNY
      Dissertation Title: A Comprehensive Model for Assessing Information Values: Toward a Theory for Valuing Information Technology Investment
      ProQuest Number: 3196112

 

    • 2003
      Darius Mahdjoubi
      University of Texas at Austin
      Dissertation Title: Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Business Plans, Capital, Technology and Growth of New Ventures in Austin, Texas
      ProQuest Number: 3143305

      Yungrang Cheng
      Indiana University
      Dissertation Title: Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions: Quantitative Comparisons of Interactions and Relationships Among Three Factors in College Students’ Information Seeking
      ProQuest Number: 3156319

      Amgad Elgohary
      Florida State University
      Dissertation Title: Educational preparation of entry-level professional librarians employed by Florida research libraries
      ProQuest Number: 3109500

 

    • 2002
      Kelly L. Maglaughlin
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Dissertation Title: An Exploration of Interdisciplinary Academic Scientific Collaboration Factors
      ProQuest Number: 3112048

      Jeffrey Pomerantz
      Syracuse University
      Dissertation Title: Question Taxonomies for Digital Reference
      ProQuest Number: 3251480

      Heiko Haubitz
      University of Texas at Austin
      Dissertation Title: The Use of Public Web Portals by Undergraduate Students
      ProQuest Number: 3215469

      Jinmook Kim
      University of Maryland at College Park
      Dissertation Title: Relevance Judgments and Query Reformulation by Users Interacting with a Speech Retrieval System
      ProQuest Number: 3212625

      Diane Kelly
      Rutgers University The State University of New Jersey, School of Communication and Information
      Dissertation Title: Understanding Implicit Feedback and Document Preference: A Naturalistic User Study
      ProQuest Number: 3117613

      Ciaran B. Trace
      UCLA Department of Information Studies
      Dissertation Title: Documenting School Life: Formal and Informal Imprints of a Fifth Grade Classroom
      ProQuest Number: 3142537

 

    • 2001
      Laura Slaughter
      University of Maryland – College Park
      Dissertation Title: Semantic relationships in health consumer questions and physicians’ answers: A basis for representing medical knowledge and for concept exploration interfaces.
      ProQuest Number: 3080292

      Eun Park
      UCLA Department of Information Studies
      Dissertation Title: Developing a framework for authenticity requirements in university student records systems: An exploratory study
      ProQuest Number: 3089005

      Anthony Tse
      University of Maryland – College Park
      Dissertation Title: Identifying and characterizing a “consumer medical vocabulary”
      ProQuest Number: 3094547

      Kiduk Yang
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Dissertation Title: Combining text-, link-, and classification-based retrieval methods to enhance information discovery on the Web
      ProQuest Number: 3061740

      Shawne D. Miksa
      Florida State University
      Dissertation Title: Pigeonholes and punchcards: Identifying the division between library classification research and information retrieval research, 1952—1970
      ProQuest Number: 3057561

      Seung-Lye Kim
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Dissertation Title: Development, implementation, and evaluation of a workshop on collaboration and information and communications technology (ICT)
      ProQuest Number: 3129745

      Julie Griffith
      University of Alabama
      Dissertation Title: A rhizomatic inquiry into legal classification: “Taking differences”, discourse, and domestic violence
      ProQuest Number: 3115053

 

    • 2000
      Denise E. Agosto
      Rutgers University The State University of New Jersey, School of Communication and Information
      Dissertation Title: Sound, color, and action: Bounded rationality and satisficing in young people’s examination of World Wide Web resources
      ProQuest Number: 3027977

      Boryung Ju
      Florida State University
      Dissertation Title: Assessing usability of menu-driven interfaces: The user-process model approach
      ProQuest Number: 3042023

      Wen-chin Lan
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Dissertation Title: From document clues to descriptive metadata: Document characteristics used by graduate students in judging the usefulness of Web documents
      ProQuest Number: 3061699

      Emily Marsh
      University of Maryland at College Park
      Dissertation Title: Rhetorical relationships between images and text in Web pages
      ProQuest Number: 3078324

      Kyunghye Yoon
      Syracuse University
      Dissertation Title: Certainty, uncertainty and the role of topic and comment in interpersonal information seeking interactions
      ProQuest Number: 3107863

 

    • 1999
      Anne Diekema
      Syracuse University
      Dissertation Title: Translation events in cross-language information retrieval: Lexical ambiguity, lexical holes, vocabulary mismatch, and correct translations
      ProQuest Number: 3099726

      William B. Edgar
      University of Alabama
      Dissertation Title: Corporate library resource selection and corporate core competencies: Exploring the connections
      ProQuest Number: 9996470

      Anita Komlodi
      University of Maryland – College Park
      Dissertation Title: Search history for user support in information-seeking interfaces
      ProQuest Number: 3055587

      Shin-jeng Lin
      Rutgers University The State University of New Jersey, School of Communication and Information
      Dissertation Title: Modeling and supporting multiple information seeking episodes over the Web
      ProQuest Number: 3062480

      Rong Tang
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Dissertation Title: Use of relevance criteria across stages of document evaluation: A micro level and macro level analysis
      ProQuest Number: 9954723

      Youngok Choi
      University of Pittsburgh
      Dissertation Title: The characteristics of users’ queries and users’ relevance criteria in an image retrieval in American history
      ProQuest Number: 9974413