Dan Albertson

Associate Professor

Library and Information Studies

 530 Baldy Hall

Interactive information retrieval
Video retrieval
Human information interaction
Data management
Information management and processing
Information retrieval
Digital collections
Systems analysis and evaluation

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Dr. Albertson studies and writes in the general area of interactive information retrieval (IIR). IIR intersects multiple areas of research, including information interaction, human-centered computing, and information management and design. Scholarly outputs of Dr. Albertson have pertained to visual - and more specifically - video information retrieval. Albertson steadily develops new projects and ideas based on current trends in information science and regularly conducts new studies from the perspective of visual information. His current research projects include investigating: 1) the intersection and associations between information seeking and curated educational video collections, 2) the psychological experiences of users facing video IIR situations, 3) the influences surrounding representations of social video, and 4) information use and selection models. Current and previous work can be found in some of the top journals in the field, including the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIS&T), Journal of Documentation, Information Research, and Journal of Information Science, and notable conference proceedings, such as the ACM/IEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Information Interaction in Context (IIiX), ASIS&T, iConference, and many others.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Information Science, Indiana University

Current Courses

  • LIS 503: Special Topics: Information Management
  • LIS 566: Information Retrieval

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Selected Recent Publications

Albertson, D. & Ju, B. (2016). Perceived self-efficacy and interactive video retrieval. Journal of Documentation, 72(5).

Albertson, D. (2016). Examining data contribution trends for the ALISE 2015 Statistical Report. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 57(1), 4-20.

Albertson, D., Snow, K., Spetka, K. Culbert, C., & Hollenkamp, J. (2015). Association for Library and Information Science Education 2015 Statistical Report. Association for Library and Information Science Education: Seattle, WA.

Ju, B. & Albertson, D. (2015). Examining user-driven factors for intentions to use video digital libraries. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, November 6-10, St. Louis.

Albertson, D. (2015). Effects of topic progression in interactive video retrieval experimentation. Information Research, 20(3), paper 678. Retrieved from http://InformationR.net/ir/20-3/paper678.html

Albertson, D. (2015). Visual information seeking. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(6), 1091-1105.

Albertson, D. & Ju, B. (2015). User and topical factors in perceived self-efficacy of video digital libraries. Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), June 21-25, Knoxville, TN. New York, NY: ACM Press.

Albertson, D. & Ju, B. (2015). Design criteria for video digital libraries: Categories of important features emerging from users' responses. Online Information Review, 39(2), 214-22.

Albertson, D. (2015). Synthesizing visual digital library research to formulate a user-centered evaluation framework [Information Behaviour and Practice]. New Library World, 116(3/4), 122-135.

Ju, B. & Albertson, D. (2014). Users’ criteria of video digital libraries from a public affairs context. Proceedings of the Information Interaction in Context (IIiX) Conference (pp. 235-238). August 26-30, 2014, Regensburg, Germany. New York, NY: ACM Press.

Albertson, D. (2013). An interaction and interface design framework for video digital libraries. Journal of Documentation, 69 (5), 667-692. [Selected as Highly Commended article of 2013. http://tinyurl.com/kbb6wtl]