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Lassi, Monica
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Lassi, M. (2014). Facilitating collaboration: exploring a socio-technical approach to the design of a collaboratory for Library and Information Science. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Gothenburg ; University of Borås
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2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The thesis explores the potential of one way of facilitating and stimulating collaboration in Library and Information Science (LIS), through a specific scientific collaboration activity: creating, sharing and reusing data collection instruments, such as interview guides, questionnaires, and observation protocols. The four studies reported in the thesis can be read as a linear narrative, each study building on the previous and contributing to the following ones. Together the four studies describe the process exploring social and contextual aspects of LIS; developing requirements and designing a working prototype collaboratory; and evaluating how the prototype collaboratory was perceived by LIS professionals. Overall, the results show that whereas the benefits of an LIS collaboratory reported by the study participants focused on the greater good for LIS, the challenges reported focused on the individuals’ perspectives. Hence, a tension exists between supporting the greater good, and challenges for individuals concerning sharing and reusing data collection instruments in an LIS collaboratory. The thesis emphasizes the implications for the LIS discipline when new ways of working with data collection instruments would be introduced; the implications of addressing needs of a diverse target audience; and the implications for further design iterations of an LIS collaboratory, including rewarding contributions, and ensuring quality content in a collaboratory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Gothenburg ; University of Borås, 2014
Series
Skrifter från Valfrid, ISSN 1103-6990 ; 56
Keywords
scientific collaboration, collaboratories, information sharing, socio-technical design, think aloud methods, prototyping, interaction design, computer supported cooperative work, CSCW, social actors, Library and Information Science, LIS
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3695 (URN)2320/13583 (Local ID)978-91-981564-0-1 (ISBN)978-91-981564-1-8 (ISBN)2320/13583 (Archive number)2320/13583 (OAI)
Note

Academic dissertation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Borås to be publicly defended on Wednesday 11 June 2014 at 13.15 in lecture room E310, University of Borås, Allégatan 1, Borås

Available from: 2015-12-04 Created: 2015-12-04 Last updated: 2016-07-14Bibliographically approved
Nelhans, G., Maurin Söderholm, H., Nolin, J., Klang, M. & Lassi, M. (2013). Spontaneous reactions to an anti-piracy initiative: A Youtube clip micro analysis. In: : . Paper presented at iConference 2013, 11-15 February, Fort Worth, Tx. iSchools
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this case study we analyzed the traces of spontaneous reactions of Youtube users when confronted with the short clip ’You wouldn’t Steal a Car’, that was used by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to influence people not to download copyrighted material from the Internet. This film has become an important cultural icon, which to a certain degree has shaped a whole generation of film viewers. The aim of this study was to provide an example of how anti piracy initiatives are received and understood by the receivers of the message. This was performed by collecting and analyzing the users spontaneous reactions as entered as comments on the Youtube page for the clip by qualitatively categorizing the contents using a bottom up approach. The results suggest that people practicing Internet-based culture consumption (IBCC) do this in more nuanced ways than is assumed in the film, where they are polarized as either “common thieves” or “good citizens”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
iSchools, 2013
Keywords
Interet-based culture consumption, spontaneous reactions, anti-piracy, Internet, cultural informatice, information policy, social and community informatics
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6982 (URN)2320/11997 (Local ID)2320/11997 (Archive number)2320/11997 (OAI)
Conference
iConference 2013, 11-15 February, Fort Worth, Tx
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Lassi, M. & Sonnenwald, D. H. (2013). The socio-technical design of a library and information science collaboratory. Information research, 18(2), 1368-1613
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2013 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 1368-1613Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. We present a prototype collaboratory, a socio-technical platform to support sharing research data collection instruments in library and information science. No previous collaboratory has attempted to facilitate sharing digital research data collection instruments among library and information science researchers. Method. We have taken a socio-technical approach to design, which includes a review of previous research on collaboratories; an empirical study of specific needs of library and information science researchers; and a use case design method to design the prototype collaboratory. Scenarios of future interactions, use cases, were developed using an analytically-driven approach to scenario design. The use cases guided the implementation of the prototype collaboratory in the MediaWiki software package. Results. The prototype collaboratory design is presented as seven use cases, which each describe central uses of the collaboratory and together illustrate how human system interaction has been facilitated in the prototype collaboratory. Conclusion. Future research includes usability testing to complement the analytically-generated scenarios of use and to expand with the production of use cases for specific groups of users.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Sheffield * Department of Information Studies, 2013
Keywords
Information sharing, Scientific collaboration, Collaboratories, Prototype design, Use cases, Computer mediated information behaviour
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1602 (URN)000328696400004 ()2320/12564 (Local ID)2320/12564 (Archive number)2320/12564 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-10Bibliographically approved
Maurin Söderholm, H., Lassi, M., Nelhans, G. & Nolin, J. (2013). “You guys who download stuff illegally, don’t you ever feel guilty?”: Initial analysis of changes in practices and values among Swedish illegal file sharers 2007-2012. In: : . Paper presented at iConference, 2013, 11-15 February, Fort Worth, TX. iSchools
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“You guys who download stuff illegally, don’t you ever feel guilty?”: Initial analysis of changes in practices and values among Swedish illegal file sharers 2007-2012
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The study reports on the practices of illegal file sharing in Sweden during the period 2007-2012. More than 1.000 posts in response to the question “You guys who download stuff illegally, don’t you ever feel guilty?” where analyzed with regard to the respondents’ expressed senses of guilt, whether file sharing was right or wrong, if they buy media, together with dimensions of stakeholders and media genres. Preliminary results suggest that no changes in feelings of guilt were detected during the time period. However, more posts report to now buy media, while at there at the same time seem to be an increase in posts expressing file sharing, despite its current illegal status, is a right thing to do. A qualitative analysis is needed to further understand the complexity of current changes in file sharers justifications for what content to acquire through illegal file sharing, what they choose to pay for – and why.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
iSchools, 2013
Keywords
Internet-based cultural consumption, file sharing, guilt-feeling, right-or-wrong, cultural informatics, information policy
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6981 (URN)2320/11999 (Local ID)2320/11999 (Archive number)2320/11999 (OAI)
Conference
iConference, 2013, 11-15 February, Fort Worth, TX
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Lassi, M. & Maurin Söderholm, H. (2011). Teaching social media in LIS: A bridging approach. In: Isto Huvila, Kim Holmberg, Maria Kronqvist-Berg (Ed.), Information Science and Social Media. Proceedings of the Internation Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSOME 2011. August 24-26, Åbo/Turku, Finland: . Paper presented at Internation Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSOME,Åbo/Turku,August 24-26,2011. (pp. 189-193). Åbo Akademi University
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2011 (English)In: Information Science and Social Media. Proceedings of the Internation Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSOME 2011. August 24-26, Åbo/Turku, Finland / [ed] Isto Huvila, Kim Holmberg, Maria Kronqvist-Berg, Åbo Akademi University , 2011, p. 189-193Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Åbo Akademi University, 2011
National Category
Information Studies Computer and Information Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7007 (URN)2320/12565 (Local ID)978-952-12-2654-0 (ISBN)2320/12565 (Archive number)2320/12565 (OAI)
Conference
Internation Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSOME,Åbo/Turku,August 24-26,2011.
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Lassi, M. & Sonnenwald, D. H. (2010). Identifying factors that may impact the adoption and use of a social science collaboratory: a synthesis of previous research. Paper presented at Information Research: Special supplement: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) —"Unity in diversity", University of Sheffield, September. Information research, 15(3)
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2010 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 15, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. This paper examines and synthesizes previous research in scientific collaboration, scholarly communication, scientific collaboratories, scientific disciplines, invisible colleges and virtual communities to identify factors that may impact the design, adoption and use of a collaboratory within librarianship and information science. Results. A taxonomy of factors that appear to impact the design, adoption and use of a collaboratory emerged from the synthesis. Six types of factors were identified: factors that impact a researcher's career advancements; factors concerning aspects of doing science which affect researchers on a personal level, other than their career; factors focusing on whether the benefits of submitting to and using a collaboratory is worth the cost for the individual; disciplinary and factors focusing on science and disciplines in general, such as the development of new methodology within a discipline; factors that affect the community of researchers; and factors that are the costs of developing and sustaining a collaboratory for a community or discipline. Conclusions. The taxonomy provides a concise overview of explanatory factors concerning the adoption and use of collaboratories. The taxonomy provides a theoretical framework to guide future research which explores the adoption and use of a collaboratory in disciplines not yet studied, e.g., library and information science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Sheffield, 2010
Keywords
Library and information science
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6383 (URN)2320/6643 (Local ID)2320/6643 (Archive number)2320/6643 (OAI)
Conference
Information Research: Special supplement: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) —"Unity in diversity", University of Sheffield, September
Note

This work is funded by the Swedish National Graduate School of Language Technology and the Swedish School of Library and Information Science. Our thanks to the anonymous CoLIS conference referees.

Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Lassi, M. (2010). The Socio-technical Design of a Library and Information Science Collaboratory. Paper presented at ACM Group'10 Doctoral Colloquium, 7-10 november 2010, Sanibel Island, FL, USA. Paper presented at ACM Group'10 Doctoral Colloquium, 7-10 november 2010, Sanibel Island, FL, USA.
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2010 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this research is to design a collaboratory that is a socio-technical platform to support sharing research data collection instruments in a social science discipline, in particular library and information science. A socio-technical approach to design that includes a literature review, an empirical study and use cases, are used to create specifications for a collaboratory prototype. Future work includes an evaluation of the collaboratory prototype.

National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6430 (URN)2320/6945 (Local ID)2320/6945 (Archive number)2320/6945 (OAI)
Conference
ACM Group'10 Doctoral Colloquium, 7-10 november 2010, Sanibel Island, FL, USA
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22
Lassi, M. (2010). The socio-technical design of a library and information science collaboratory. In: GROUP '10 Proceedings of the 16th ACM international conference on Supporting group work: . Paper presented at ACM international conference on Supporting group work (pp. 345-346). ACM
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2010 (English)In: GROUP '10 Proceedings of the 16th ACM international conference on Supporting group work, ACM , 2010, p. 345-346Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this research is to design a collaboratory that is a socio-technical platform to support sharing research data collection instruments in a social science discipline, in particular library and information science. A socio-technical approach to design that includes a literature review, an empirical study and use cases, are used to create specifications for a collaboratory prototype. Future work includes an evaluation of the collaboratory prototype.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM, 2010
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6431 (URN)10.1145/1880071.1880143 (DOI)2320/6946 (Local ID)978-1-4503-0387-3 (ISBN)2320/6946 (Archive number)2320/6946 (OAI)
Conference
ACM international conference on Supporting group work
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-01Bibliographically approved
Sonnenwald, D. H., Lassi, M., Olson, N., Ponti, M. & Axelsson, A.-S. (2009). Exploring new ways of working using virtual research environments in library and information science. Library hi tech, 27(2), 191-204
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2009 (English)In: Library hi tech, ISSN 0737-8831, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 191-204Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present current and ongoing research investigating new ways of working across geographic distances and time within library and information science (LIS). Design/methodology/approach – A total of four studies were conducted focusing on: the design of a virtual research environment (VRE) to facilitate the sharing of data collection instruments among students, researchers and professionals; new ways professionals and researchers can collaborate; collaborative decision making in the context of purchasing a library management system; and collaboration among LIS professionals. Findings – Early results show that VREs within LIS can build on previous VRE research which focused on other domains. However, there are several unique characteristics of LIS that place requirements on VREs and which are not yet implemented within VREs and that offer unique opportunities for VREs to enhance LIS research, education and practice. Originality/value – This paper reports on ongoing research and preliminary findings of unique studies investigating how VREs could enhance LIS research and professional practice, and how LIS research and practice can inspire the next generation of VREs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2009
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2676 (URN)10.1108/07378830910968155 (DOI)2320/5773 (Local ID)2320/5773 (Archive number)2320/5773 (OAI)
Note

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank all study participants who so graciously shared their experiences and insights, and Maria Spante who assisted in the project focusing on collaboration among LIS professionals. The work reported in this paper has been funded by Stiftelsen Förenings Sparbanken Sjuhärad, the Center for Collaborative Innovation, the Swedish National Graduate School of Language Technology and the Bengt Helmqvist Fund.

Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-10-12Bibliographically approved
Lassi, M. (2008). A collaboratory for sharing library and information science data collection instruments: A socio-technical design. In: : . Paper presented at USE-2008: From Information Provision to Knowledge Production. Oulu, Finland, June 25-29.
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2008 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5991 (URN)2320/4156 (Local ID)2320/4156 (Archive number)2320/4156 (OAI)
Conference
USE-2008: From Information Provision to Knowledge Production. Oulu, Finland, June 25-29
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2017-10-05Bibliographically approved
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