Presentations

Refereed Conference, Seminar, & Workshop Presentations

Refereed Panel/Presentation. "Open access: The global scene". The 77th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Seattle, WA. October 31 - November 4, 2014.

Refereed Panel/Presentation. (with Yu-Hui Chen & Carol Anne Germain)"Web Design & Usability". The 29th Annual Computers in Libraries. Washington, D.C. April 6 - 9, 2014.

Refereed Panel/Presentation. "Electronic government around the world: Current trends and future prospects". The 76th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Montreal, Canada. November 1 - 5, 2013.

Refereed Paper/Presentation. (with Shimelis Assefa & Daniel Gelaw Alemneh)"Diffusion of scientific knowledge in agriculture: The case for Africa". The 2013 International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists World Congress (IAALD/2013). Ithaca, NY. July 21-24, 2013.

Refereed Workshop/Presentation. "Using Moodle as an online learning management system to offer professional development courses to agricultural extension workers in Africa". The 2013 International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists World Congress (IAALD/2013). Ithaca, NY. July 21-24, 2013.

Refereed Poster/Presentation. (with Shimelis Assefa & Daniel Gelaw Alemneh)"Partnership for enhancing developing countries’ capacity in participating in global knowledge production and use". The 2013 International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists World Congress (IAALD/2013). Ithaca, NY. July 21-24, 2013.

Refereed Panel/Presentation. "The origins of SIG-III and its 30 Years' Journey: Visions and Reflections". The 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Baltimore, Maryland. October 26 -30, 2012.

Refereed Panel/Presentation. "Content Divide: Africa and the Global Knowledge Footprint". The 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Baltimore, Maryland. October 26 -30, 2012.

Refereed Poster/Presentation (with Daniel Gelaw Alemneh). "Empowering Digital Libraries Users through Combining Taxonomies with Folksonomies". The 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Baltimore, Maryland. October 26 -30, 2012.

Refereed Poster/Presentation. "An initial exploration of hyperlinks of African government portal Websites". The 6th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2012). Albany, New York. October 22 - 25, 2012.

Refereed Panel/Presentation. "Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship". The 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. New Orleans, Louisiana. October 9 - 11, 2011.

Refereed Workshop/Presentation. "Current research and thinking in image analysis, descriptions, and systems". The 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. October 22 -27, 2010.

Refereed Paper/Presentation (with Hemalata Iyer). “Representative images for browsing large image collections: A cognitive perspective”. The 2010 International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) Conference (ISKO 2010). Rome, Italy. February 23 – 26, 2010.

Refereed Poster/Presentation (with Diane Neal, Alexander Chaucer, and Jonathan Muckell). “An analysis of tags assigned to still and moving images on flickr”. Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Meeting 2010. Boston, Massachusetts. January 12-15, 2010.

Refereed Paper/Presentation (with Mohammed Gharawi & Dawit Demissie). “A tale of two continents: Contents of African and Asian e-government websites”. The 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2010). Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii. January 5-8, 2010.

Refereed Paper/Presentation (with Yu-Hui Chen & Carol Anne Germain). “An analysis of formally published usability and Web usability definitions”. The 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Vancouver, BC, Canada. November 6-11, 2009.

Refereed Poster/Presentation (with Yu-Hui Chen & Carol Anne Germain). “A Holistic Approach to Defining Web Usability”. The 2009 ALA Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois. July 9-15, 2009.

Refereed Poster/Presentation (with Dawit Demissie & Theresa Pardo). “A comparison of frameworks for computing e-government index”. iConference 2009. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. February 8 - 11, 2009.

Refereed Paper/Presentation (with Dawit Demissie). “The state of the art of e-government services in Africa: An analysis of relevant websites”. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2009). Waikoloa, Hawaii. January 5-8, 2009.

Refereed Paper/Presentation (with Dawit Demissie & Theresa Pardo). “Toward a common framework for computing e-government index”. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2008). Cairo, Egypt. December 1 - 4, 2008.

Refereed Panel/Presentation. “Models, theories, and methods in image research: A discussion and a look to the future”. The 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Columbus, Ohio. October 24 -29, 2008.

Refereed Poster/Presentation (with Gashaw Kebede). “A model of information needs of end-users (MINE) in the electronic information environment”. The 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Columbus, Ohio. October 24 -29, 2008.

Refereed Poster/Presentation (with Gashaw Kebede). “A model of information needs of end-users (MINE) in the electronic information environment: Model specification and construction of an instrument”. Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Meeting 2008. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. January 8-11, 2008.

Refereed Panel/Presentation. “Social computing, folksonomies, and image tagging: Reports from the research front”. The 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 18-24, 2007.

Refereed Panel/Presentation (Moderator). “ImageCLEF and ImageCLEFmed: Toward standard test collections for image storage and retrieval research”. The 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Austin, Texas. November 3 - 8, 2006.

Refereed Panel/Presentation. “Putting motion into the image retrieval interface”. The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Charlotte, North Carolina. October 28 - November 2, 2005.

Refereed Poster/Presentation. “Image similarity judgments: A test of Tversky’s Contrast Model”. Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Meeting 2005. Boston, Massachusetts. January 11-14, 2005.

Refereed Paper/Presentation (with S. K. Hastings). “Free sorting of images: Attributes used for categorization”. The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Providence, Rhode Island. November 12-17, 2004.

Refereed Paper/Presentation (with S. K. Hastings & S. E. Peevey). “Is there a place for open source software in visual resource management?”. The 21st Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association. Houston, Texas. April 7-13, 2003

Refereed Poster/Presentation (with L. Schamber). “Human information behavior research clearinghouse (HIBRC): System architecture for a new digital library”. The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 18-21, 2002

Refereed Paper/Presentation (with J. Chisenga). “Libraries and ICTs: A review of global trends and the state-of-the-art in Africa”. Second Meeting of the Committee on Development Information (CODI-II). United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. September 4 – 7, 2001.

Refereed Paper/Presentation (with J. Chisenga). “The World Wide Web as a networking and communication tool: A prototype of the SCECSAL web site”. The 14th Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Librarians. Windhoek, Namibia. April 10 - 15, 2000.

Refereed Paper/Presentation (with M. J. Menou, J. F. K. Asaba, B. B. Bazirake, V. Chifwepa, & N. Hafkin). “Use, benefits and constraints of electronic communications in Africa: Lessons learned in trying to assess them”. American Society for Information Science 1999 Mid-Year Meeting. Pasadena, California. May 24 - 26, 1999.

Refereed Paper/Presentation. “Use, benefits and constraints of electronic communications in Africa: A survey”. Conference on Science and Technology for African Development: Partnerships in a Global Economy. Harare, Zimbabwe. March 15 18, 1998.

Refereed Paper/Presentation. “The Impact of the Introduction of Electronic Communication in Ethiopia: A Survey”. Ethiopian Scientific Society Conference on Ethiopian Telecommunications in the Information Age. Washington, DC. July 2, 1996.

 

Invited Conference, Seminar, & Workshop Presentations

Invited Speaker (Resource Person). Workshop on the design of a curriculum for an MSC in Librarianship. Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. July 13-14, 2011.

Invited Speaker (Resource Person). Panel on Future Professorial Program (FPP) Opportunity. School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. Syracuse, New York. April 15, 2008.

Invited Speaker (Resource Person). Workshop on Research for Librarians. Thaba Bosiu, Lesotho. February 26, 1997.

Invited Speaker. “CD ROM databases in the physical sciences: Report of an evaluation conducted at Addis Ababa University”. Collection Development in the Electronic Era Workshop. Nazareth, Ethiopia. October 20 – 24, 1995.

Invited Speaker. “Databases: The Addis Ababa University Libraries experience”. Workshop on Databases: Contributions and Needs of Researchers. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. October 1994.