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  • Grey Space: Call Centres and the Information Society 

    Jacobs, Danny (Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2010)
    Over the past decade, call centres have become a rising industry in contemporary globalized society, particularly in smaller towns and economically underdeveloped areas. The call centre industry has been both praised and ...
  • "Two Roads to Middle Earth": Comparing Visualization of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Cinematic Trilogy 

    Martin, Jennifer (Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2010)
    When comparing a much-loved novel to a cinematic adaptation, many people will say, “the book was better.” Even so, some of the same people remember scenes from the movie more vividly. Why? Building on Martin Barker’s (2006) ...
  • Social Tagging as a Knowledge Organization and Resource Discovery Tool 

    Allam, Hesham (Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2010)
    The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the social tagging phenomenon, including how it evolved and the debate surrounding its benefits and limitations. Further, social tagging's potential as a new tool for ...
  • The Importance of Knowledge Management and Trust in Relation to Disaster Response 

    Tanner, Nicole (Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2010)
    This article investigates the importance of Knowledge Management (KM) and trust in disaster response. In KM, a lack of trust and non-reciprocity of information can hinder the process of knowledge transfer. Similarly, a ...
  • NetWrite: A New Breed of Communication 

    Paterson, Amy (Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2010)
    This paper examines the recent linguistic phenomena of texting and instant messaging, paying particular attention to the unique linguistic properties exhibited in digital communications. Through an examination of the use ...
  • Thrills, Chills, and Controversy: The Success of R. L. Stine's Goosebumps 

    Tanner, Nicole (Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2010)
    This paper investigates the popularity of and controversy surrounding R. L. Stine‘s Goosebumps series. The books were very popular with children in the 1990s, yet the fact that they are series novels and they belong to the ...
  • Google Book Search and the Future of Libraries 

    Parlette, Melanie; Owen, Leanne; Babineau, Jessica (Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2010)
    Google Book Search (GBS) is a service provided by Google that allows for the searching of the full text of millions of books from some of the world’s most renowned library collections. Two distinct view points are found ...
  • Historical GIS Projects: Spatial Data Infrastructure 

    Parker, Robert (Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2010)
    The use of historical GIS (HGIS) in humanities and social sciences research has added dimensions to scholarship in terms of both analysis and visualization. The construction of appropriate HGIS systems for the integration ...
  • Breeding Baby Bureaucracies: Essential Factors for the Effective Development of New Organizations 

    Snow, Eric (Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2010)
    New government organizations face a range of challenges in establishing themselves during and after their initial creation. Without proper consideration, these challenges can hamper organizational development or even cause ...
  • Downgrading Complexity in the Exxon Valdez Crisis: Using Information as a Risk Mitigation Tool in Complex Adaptive Systems 

    Snow, Eric (Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2010)
    In a high-stakes crisis environment, trial and error can be too costly an approach. The Exxon Valdez oil spill provides an example of how complex adaptive systems can have simple, preventable problems and complex, unpredictable ...
  • The Myth of Free: The Hidden Costs of Open Source Software 

    Foote, Amanda (Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 2010)
    Open source software (OSS) has become increasingly visible in recent years as a viable option for library automation. Many libraries rely on an integrated library system (ILS) to perform automation and library functions. ...