Ilana Stonebraker

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In the 2013 school year, a team of librarians in the Parrish Library of Management and Economics at Purdue University taught a business information literacy course to approximately 500 management students in eight 70-person sessions. Due to limitations on a set of iPads borrowed from another department, one of two concurrent classes was taught with a set of(More)
The objective of this study is to examine the impact of incorporating user experience study methods into library database purchase and renewal. Purdue University Libraries introduced a heuristic evaluation into an existing yearly database review. Commonly used in usability and human factors engineering, heuristic evaluation is an innovative and dynamic(More)
Introduction: What is Crowdsourcing in Libraries? Crowdsourcing has recently been defined as an “online distributed problem-solving and production model that leverages the collective intelligence of online communities to serve specific organizational goals.”1 Crowdsourcing encourages users to participate in knowledge creation with other members of their(More)
This study examines the impact on student performance after interactive and non-interactive tutorials using a 2x2 treatment-control design. In an undergraduate management course, a control group watched a video tutorial while the treatment group received the same content using a dynamic tutorial. Both groups received the same quiz questions. Using effect(More)
Studies have shown that introducing additional information without context leads to worse decision-making. Informed leadership is the purposeful integration of information into decision management. This paper reframes information literacy as decision management using elements of evidencebased management. It highlights strategies such as decision awareness,(More)
3 Purpose – This study aims to establish common metrics for web-based mapping applications to facilitate 4 user decision making and enhance information providers' product design. 5 Design/methodology/approach – The metrics were developed from a combination of literature review 6 and case studies. From the literature review, we identified three major areas(More)
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