Yusuke Ishimura

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In this paper, we present the findings of a survey of scientists regarding the characteristics they rate as important in their selection of bioinformatics tools. A total of 223 biologists completed a web-based questionnaire in which they assessed 39 individual characteristics of bioinformatics tools, independently rating the importance of each one in their(More)
Purpose. The objective was to identify and understand the factors involved in scientists' selection of preferred bioinformatics tools, such as databases of gene or protein sequence information (e.g., GenBank) or programs that manipulate and analyse biological data (e.g., BLAST). Methods. Eight scientists maintained research diaries for a two-week period,(More)
This presentation reports preliminary results from doctoral research that investigates the information behaviour and information literacy skills of Japanese and Canadian undergraduate students during their research tasks in Canadian universities. Differences and similarities in behaviours and skills between the two groups are identified through analysis of(More)
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