Research Projects

Examining Present Practices to Inform Future Metadata Use: An Empirical Analysis of MARC Content Designation Utilization 2004-2007 with Dr. William E. Moen

A study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) which exams the extent of catalogers' use of content designation available in MARC 21 by analyzing nearly 56 million records from OCLC's WorldCat database. The project has three goals:

  • Provide empirical evidence to document MARC 21 content designation use
  • Explore the evolution of MARC content designation for patterns of availability and adoption/use level
  • Investigate a methodological approach to understand the factors contributing to current levels of MARC content designation use and relationships with the cataloging enterprise.

A Survey of the Extent and Utilization of Cataloging Tools and Resources within Technical Services in North Texas Public Libraries (CTR-NT) January-May 2006

A study funded by a 2005 OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Program (LISRG) to discover the extent and utilization of cataloging tools and resources within technical service departments in the public libraries of the North Texas Regional Library System (NTRLS) and the North East Texas Library System (NETLS).

Library Technology Now (LTN) Project -- Lead Thesaurus Developer 2003-2007

Partnering with the North Texas Regional Library System (NTRLS) in an endeavor to aid librarians in making decisions about software and hardware products for their library. The thesaurus is created on a theme-by-theme basis (example thesaurus) with the Synaptica Thesaurus Management system and will be used by both contributors as they write reviews of products and by users of the LTN website.

Developing a Bibliometric Methodology for a Comprehensive Measurement of the Intellectual History of Research Fronts 2002

Developing a methodology employing co-citation analysis, bibliometic coupling, and content analysis so that a comprehensive intellectual history of two research fronts can be examined and measured.

Interactivity in Web-based Learning 2000-2002

Florida State University, School of Information Studies, Dr. Kathleen Burnett and Dr. Laurie Bonnici, Principal Investigators

A study of interactivity in both synchronous and asynchronous web-based classes. I developed and implemented a content analysis code for coding interactive classroom log files and discussion boards.