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Barbara M. Wildemuth

School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
100 Manning Hall, CB # 3360
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360

Phone: (919)962-8072 or (919)962-8366
Fax: (919)962-8071
Email: wildemuth@unc.edu
Vitae: http://ils.unc.edu/~wildem/wildemuth-vitae.pdf

Current and Recent Research Activities/Projects

Systematic Review of Assigned Search Tasks (with Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, and Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield)
In order to improve the methods used in interactive information retrieval experiments, we are maintaining a searchable Repository of Assigned Search Tasks (RepAST) of the tasks that have been assigned in past studies.
Digital Library Curriculum Development (Barbara Wildemuth, UNC PI; Jeff Pomerantz, UNC Co-PI; Ed Fox, VA Tech PI; funded by NSF)
Based on current best practices in the teaching of digital library topics, we developed educational modules and materials related to digital libraries, for use in computer science and information and library science programs. The modules continue to be available in Wikiversity, for teachers and scholars to use and adapt.

Selected Recent Publications and Presentations

Wildemuth, B.M. (2016). Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science. 2nd edition. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. Publisher description.

Wildemuth, B.M. (2016). Online search interactions: Research questions to be asked and some methods for answering them. Lecture presented for the NJ ASIST Distinguished Lectureship, New Brunswick, NJ, December 7, 2016. Slides.

Wildemuth, B.M., Freund, L., & Toms, E.G. (2014). Untangling search task complexity and difficulty in the context of interative information retrieval studies. Journal of Documentation (Festschrift in honour of Nigel Ford), 70(6), 1118-1140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JD-03-2014-0056

Wildemuth, B.M. (2014). Applying grounded theory methods to library and user assessment. Workshop presented at Libraries in the Digital Age, Zadar, Croatia, June 16-20, 2014. Abstract available in Proceedings, http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/files/LIDA_2014_Proceedings.pdf.

Wildemuth, B.M. (2014). A conversation on mixed methods research, with a focus on why and how. Presented at the University of British Columbia, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, November 5, 2014. Available on YouTube, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwdhF7qohbU.

Wildemuth, B.M., Freund, L., & Toms, E.G. (2013). Designing known-item and fact-finding search tasks for studies of interactive information retrieval. ASIS&T European Workshop 2013: Proceedings of the Second Association for Information Science and Technology ASIS&T European Workshop 2013 June 5-6, Åbo/Turku, Finland. Published as Huvila, I. (ed.). Skrifter utgivna av Informationsvetenskap vid Åbo Akademi Vol. 2. Åbo: Åbo Akademi University, 131-162.

Wildemuth, B.M. & Freund, L. (2012). Assigning search tasks designed to elicit exploratory search behaviors. Paper presented at the Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR), October 4-5, 2012, Cambridge, MA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2391224.2391228.

Costello, K.L., & Wildemuth, B.M. (2011). Who should have access to my personal health record? Patients’ perspectives. Poster presented at the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH), held in conjunction with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) meeting, Washington, DC, October 22, 2011. http://www.k8lin.com/pubs/Costello-Wildemuth_2011_WISHsymposium.pdf.

Wildemuth, B.M., Oh, J.S., & Marchionini, G. (2010). Tactics used when searching for digital videos. Paper presented at the Information Interactions in Context (IIiX) conference, New Brunswick, NJ, August 18-22, 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1840784.1840821.

Wildemuth, B.M. (2010). Healthcare consumers’ needs for interactions with personal health records. Interactive poster presented at the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare, held in conjunction with ACM SIGCHI, Atlanta, GA, April 10-11, 2010.

Wildemuth, B.M. (2009). Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. Publisher description.

Yang, S., Wildemuth, B.M., Pomerantz, J.P., Oh, S., & Fox, E.A. (2009). Core topics in digital library education. Handbook of Research On Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact. IGI Global, Chapter 49. Publisher description.

Wildemuth, B.M., Pomerantz, J., Oh, S., Yang, S., & Fox, E.A. (2008). A digital libraries curriculum: Expert review and field testing. D-Lib Magazine, 14(7/8). http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july08/07inbrief.html#WILDEMUTH.

Pomerantz, J., Wildemuth, B.M., Oh, S., Yang, S., & Fox, E.A. (2008). Evaluation of a curriculum for digital libraries. Poster presented at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Pittsburgh, June 16-20, 2008. Recipient of 3rd place prize in poster competition. https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/bitstream/handle/10919/52788/2008_Evaluation_Curriculum_Digital.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y.

Yang, S., Wildemuth, B.M., Kim, S., Murthy, U., Pomerantz, J.P., Oh, S., & Fox, E.A. (2007). Further developments of a digital library curriculum: Evaluation approaches and new tools. Asian Digital Libraries: Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4822, 434-443. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77094-7_55.

Pomerantz, J., Oh, S., Wildemuth, B.M., Yang, S., & Fox, E.A. (2007). Digital library education in computer science programs.  Short paper presented at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Vancouver, June 20-23, 2007.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1255175.1255208.

Yang, S., Fox, E. A., Wildemuth, B. M., Pomerantz, J., & Oh, S. (2006). Interdisciplinary curriculum development for digital library education. Proceedings of the International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4312, 61-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11931584_9.

Pomerantz, J., Oh, S., Yang, S., Fox, E.A., & Wildemuth, B.M. (2006). The core: Digital library education in library and information science programs. D-Lib Magazine, 12(11). http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november06/pomerantz/11pomerantz.html.

Marchionini, G., Wildemuth, B. M., & Geisler, G. (2006). The Open Video Digital Library: A Möbius strip of research and practice. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 57(12),1629-1643. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.20336.

Wildemuth, B. M., Blake, C. L., Spurgin, K., Oh, S., & Zhang, Y. (2006). Patients’ perspectives on personal health records: An assessment of needs and concerns. Poster presented at “Critical Issues in eHealth Research 2006,” Bethesda, MD, September 11-12, 2006. Full text.

Current and Recent Teaching Responsibilities

INLS 500, Human Information Interactions (Spring 2014)

INLS 691H, Honors Research Methods (Fall 2014)

INLS 781, Proposal Development (Fall 2016)

INLS 881-882, Research Issues & Questions I & II (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)

INLS 887, Seminar in Theory Development (Spring 2015)

Additional Activities in Professional Associations and at UNC-CH

American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST)
Director-at-Large, 2007-2010
Awards & Honors Committee, Co-Chair, 2013-2014
ASIST Doctoral Seminar for Research and Career Development, 2015 (Co-Organizer, with Howard Rosenbaum)
UNC-CH General College Administrative Board, 2008-2014
UNC-CH Faculty IT Advisory Committee, 2011-2014
UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science, Associate Dean, 2010-2016

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