Publications

My publications in Google Scholar , DBLP

Books

Shiri, A. (2012) Powering Search: The Role of Thesauri in New Information Environments. (ASIS&T Monograph Series) Medford, NJ: Information Today Inc. (Avialable from: ASIST Online Bookstore, Information Today Inc., Amazon)

Front Cover

Calder, Moira (2013). An E-interview with Ali Shiri Author of Powering Search. Bulletin of the Indexing Society of Canada, 35(1), pp. 7--19.

 

Refereed articles

2014

Shiri, A. (2014) Linked Data Meets Big Data: A Knowledge Oragnization Systems Perspective. The ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Classification Research (SIG/CR) Workshop. Published in Advances in Classification Research Online, 24 (1).

2013

Shiri, A. & Rathi, D. (2013) Twitter Content Categorization: A Public Library Perspective. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management. 12 (4).

Shiri, A. (2013) The Many Facets of ‘Query’ in Interactive Information Retrieval. Proceedings of ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Association for Information Science & Technology, Montreal, November 1-6, 2013.

Shiri, A. (2013) Researching Visual Vocabularies: A Conceptual Model. Questioning the Visual: Research Methods and the Problem of Perception (SIG/VIS). Panel presentation with Joan E. Beaudoin, Elaine Ménard, Christine Marie Angel, Andrea Copeland, Jenna Hartel, Brian O'Connor, Leslie Thomson. Proceedings of the ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Association for Information Science & Technology, Montreal, November 1-6, 2013.

Shiri, A.; Ruecker, S.; Bouchard, M.; Doll, L.; Fiorentino, C. (2013) User Evaluation of Searchling and T-Saurus: Multilingual Thesaurus-Enhanced Visual Interfaces for Digital Libraries. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science. 37 (2), pp. 137-160.

Alipour-Hafezi, M.; Horri, A.; Shiri, A.; Ghaebi, A. (2013) Digital Library Interoperability: Proposing a Model. International Journal of Information Science and Managment. 3(1), pp. 57-75.

2012

Shiri, Ali (2012) Typology and Analysis of Big Data: An Information Science Perspective. Proceedings of Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges? Oxford Internet Institute. University of Oxford, September 20-21, 2012, St. Anne's College, Oxford, UK.

Ruecker, S., Shiri, A., Fiorentino, C. (2012) Interactive Visualization for Multilingual Search. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) , 38(4), April/May 2012.

Shiri, A. and Ruecker, S. (2012) Linear vs. Visual Cognitive Style and Faceted vs. Visual Interaction in Digital Library User Interfaces. In: Proceedings of the 40th Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Annual Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University/University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario May 31 - June 2, 2012.

Shiri, A. and Rathi, D. (2012) Metadata and Crowdsourced Data for Access and Interaction in Digital Library User Interfaces . In Chowdhury, G. and Foo, S. (Eds.), Digital Libraries and Information Access: Research Perspectives. Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Rathi, D. and Shiri, A. (2012) Evolving and Emerging Trends in Digital Library User Interfaces. In: Proceedings of the 40th Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Annual Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University/University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario May 31 - June 2, 2012.

Rathi, D., Lucky, S., Shiri, A. (2012) Enhancing Information Retrieval Capabilities of Knowledge Management Systems . In: Patricia Ordonez de Pablos and Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras (Eds.) Knowledge Management and Drivers of Innovation in Services. IGI Global.

Schrader, A., Shiri, A., Williamson, V. (2012) Assessment of the Research Learning Needs of the University of Saskatchewan Librarians: A Case Study. College and Research Libraries, 73(2), pp. 147-163.

Chatterly, T., Storie, D., Chambers, T., Buckingham, L., Shiri, A., Dorgan, M. (2012) Health information support provided by professional associations in Canada. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 29 (3), pp. 233 - 241.

2011

Shiri, A., Stan Ruecker, S., Doll,L. Bouchard, M.and Fiorentino, C. (2011) An Evaluation of Thesaurus-enhanced Visual Interfaces for Multilingual Digital Libraries. Proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, edited by Gradmann, S. et al. (Eds.), . Lecture Notes in Computer Science ( LNCS) 6966, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 236-243.

Shiri, A. (2011) Revealing Interdisciplinarity in Nanoscience and Technology Queries: A Transaction Log Analysis Approach. Knowledge Organization, 38(2), 135-153.

Shiri, A., Ruecker, S., Bouchard, M., Stafford, A., Mehta, P., Anvik, K., Rossello, X. (2011) User Evaluation of Searchling: A Visual Interface for Bilingual Digital Libraries. Electronic Library, 29(1), 71 - 89.

McDonnell, M., Shiri, A. (2011) Social Search: A Taxonomy of, and a User-centred Approach to, Social Web Search. Program: electronic library and information systems, 45(1), 6 - 28.

Shiri, A. (2011) Preliminary Observations on Health Query Terms in a University OPAC: Transaction Log and Co-occurrence Analyses. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Canadian Association for Information Science Conference, June 2-4, 2011, University of New Brunswick/St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. (Extended abstract refereed)

2010

Ruecker, S., Shiri, A., Fiorentino, C., Bouchard, M., Stafford, A. and Bieber, M. (2010) Exploratory Search Interfaces for the Unesco Multilingual Digital Library: Combining
Visualization and Semantics. Proceedings of the 2010 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, November 21-22, 2010, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Shiri, A. (2010) Query Reformulation Strategies in an Interdisciplinary Digital Library: The Case of Nanoscience and Technology. Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM) , July 5-8, 2010, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Shiri, A., Ruecker, S., Fiorentino, C., Stafford, A. and Bouchard, M. (2010) Exploratory Interaction with Information through Visualization and Semantics: Designing a Visual User Interface Using the UNESCO Multilingual Thesaurus. Proceedings of the 38th Canadian Association for Information Science Annual Conference, June 2-4, 2010, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Abtsract Refereed)

Shiri, A., Ruecker, S., Fiorentino, C., Stafford, A. and Bouchard, M., Bieber, M. (2010) Designing a Semantically Rich Visual Interface for Cultural Digital libraries Using the UNESCO Multilingual Thesaurus. Proceedings of Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2010 Conference: Cultural diversity in e-learning and/or m-learning, June 15-18, 2010, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Alipour-Hafezi, M.; Horri, A.; Shiri, A.; Ghaebi, A. (2010) Interoperability Models in Digital Libraries: An Overview. The Electronic Library, 28(3), 438-452.

2009

Shiri, A. (2009) An Examination of Social Tagging Interface Features and Functionalities: An Analytical Comparison. Online Information Review, 33(5), 901 - 919.

Shiri, A. ( 2009 ) Exploration of Interdisciplinarity in Nanotechnology Queries: The Use of Transaction Log Analysis and Thesauri . In Breitenstein, Mikel and Loschko, Cheryl Lin , Eds. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology SIG-Classification Research 20th Workshop , Vancouver, BC, Canada .

Shiri, A. and Chase-Kruszewski, S. (2009) Knowledge Organisation Systems in North American Digital Library Collections. Program: electronic library and information systems, 43(2), pp. 121 – 139.

Mondoux, J. and Shiri, A. (2009) Institutional Repositories in Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions: User Interface Features and Knowledge Organization Systems. Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives. 61(5), 436-458.

Keenan, A. and Shiri, A. (2009) Sociability and Social Interaction on Social Networking Websites. Library Review, 58(6), pp. 438-450. (Received the Library Review 2010 Highly Commended Award)

Shiri, A. (2009) An Examination of User Queries in a Nanotechnology Digital Library. In Mapping the 21st Century Information Landscape: Borders, Bridges and Byways, eds. P. Rothbauer, S. Stevenson & N. Wathen. Proceedings of the 37 th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science: Ottawa, May 28-30, 2009. http://www.cais-acsi.ca/2009proceedings.htm. (Abstract refereed)

Shiri, A. (2009) Metadata and Metaphors in Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries. In: Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development and Impact, Edited by Yin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo, Dion Goh and Jin-cheon Na. Hershey, Pennsylvania: Information Science Reference, pp. 270-277.

2008

Shiri, A. (2008)

Stafford, A., Shiri, A., Ruecker, S., Bouchard, M., Mehta, P., Anvik, K., Rossello, X. (2008) Making Sense of Interface Design: Implementing Searchling, a Visual Thesaurus-Enhanced Interface for Multilingual Digital Libraries. Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science,November 1–3, 2008, University of Chicago. Chicago , Illinois.

Saumure, K.; Shiri, A. (2008) Knowledge Organization Trends: A Comparison of the Pre- and Post-Web Eras. Journal of Information Science, 34 (5), 651-666.

Stafford, A., Shiri, A., Ruecker, S., Bouchard, M., Mehta, P., Anvik, K., Rossello, X. (2008) Searchling: User-Centered Evaluation of a Visual Thesaurus-Enhanced Interface for Bilingual Digital Libraries. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: ECDL 2008, Aarhus, Denmark, September 14-17, 2008.

Shiri, A.; Chambers, T.(2008) Information Retrieval from Digital Libraries: Assessing the Potential Utility of Thesauri in Supporting Users’ Search Behaviour in an Interdisciplinary Domain. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO). Montreal, 5-8 August 2008.

Shiri, A.; Storie, D. (2008) Information Organization and Information Interaction in Social Tagging Sites: A Comparative Examination of Interface Features and Functionalities. In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Information Beyond Borders: LIS Interacting with othe Disciplines, University of British Columbia, Vancourver, BC. June 5-7, 2008.   (Abstract refereed)

2007

Ismond, K. P.; Shiri, A. (2007) The Medical Digital Library Landscape. Online Information Review, 31(6), 744-758.

Shiri, A. (2007) Trend Analysis in Social Tagging : An LIS Perspective. The 6th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop at the 11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Budapest, Hungary, September 16-21, 2007.

Shiri, A. (2007) The Use of Metadata in Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries. In: Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Budapest, Hungary, September 16-21, 2007 . Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer,Heidelberg, Germany, 2007.

Shiri, A.; Ruecker, S.; Rossello, X.; Bouchard, M.; Mehta, P. (2007) Development of A Thesaurus-enhanced Visual Interface for Multilingual Digital Libraries. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: Crossing Boundaries, K. Dalkir and C. Arsenault (eds.), Montreal, May 10-12, 2007. (Abstract refereed)

2006

Shiri, A.;Ruecker, S.; Anvik, K.; Rossello, X. (2006) Thesaurus-enhanced Visual Interfaces for Multilingual Information Retrieval. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, U.S., November 3 - 9, 2006.

Shiri, A.;Ruecker, S.; Anvik, K.; Rossello, X. (2006) Rich Prospect Visual Interfaces for Multilingual Query Enhancement Using Thesauri. Canadian Symposium of Text Analysis (CASTA) Annual Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, October 11-14, 2006.

Shiri, A. (2006) Knowledge Organization Systems in Canadian Digital Library Collections. In: The Proceedings of Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information (CAIS/ACSI) 2006 Annual Conference, June 1 - 3, 2006, York University, Toronto. (Abstract refereed)

Shiri, A.; Revie, C. (2006) Query Expansion Behaviour Within a Thesaurus-enhanced Search Environment: A User-centred Evaluation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57 (4), 462-478.

Shiri, A. (2006) The Use of Controlled Vocabualries in Interfaces to Canadian Digital Library Collections. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 7th Information Architecture Summit. March 23-27, 2006. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nicholson, D.; Dawson, A.; Shiri, A. (2006) HILT: A Terminology Mapping Service with DDC Spine. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 42(3/4), 187-200.

Saumure, K.; Shiri, A. (2006) Integrating Digital Libraries and Virtual Learning Environments. Library Review, 55 (8), 474-488.

2005

Shiri, A.; Revie, Crawford (2005) Usability and User Perceptions of a Thesaurus-enhanced Search Interface. Journal of Documentation, 61(5), 640-656. ( Received the Journal of Documentation 2006 Highly Commended Award)

Shiri, A.; Molberg, Keri (2005) Interfaces to Knowledge Organization Systems in Canadian Digital Library Collections. Online Information Review. 29(6), 604-620.

Shiri, A. (2005) Topic familiarity and its effects on term selection and browsing in a thesaurus-enhanced search environment. Library Review, 54 (9), 514 – 518. (Received the Library Review 2006 Highly Commended Award)

McCulloch, E.; Shiri, A.; Nicholson, D. (2005) Challenges and Issues in Terminology Mapping: A Digital Library Perspective. The Electronic Library. 23(6), 671-677.


Shiri, A. (2005) Thesaurus-enhanced Search Moves: An Evaluation of Search Term and Search Result Satisfaction. In Data, Information, and Knowledge in a Networked World: Proceedings of the Canadian Association for Information Science 2005 Annual Conference, London, Ontario, June 2-4, 2005.

2004

Shiri, A. Nicholson, D.; McCulloch, E. (2004) User Evaluation of a Pilot Terminologies Server for a Distributed Multi-scheme Environment. Online Information Review. 28(4), 273 - 283.

McCulloch, E.; Shiri, A.; Nicholson, D. (2004) Subject Searching Requirements: The HILT II Experience. Library Review, 53(8), 408-414.

Shiri, A. (2004) End-user Interaction with Thesaurus-Enhanced Search Interfaces: an Evaluation of Search Term Selection for Query Expansion. Association for Comupting Machinery Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval ACMSIGIR Forum. 38(1), 80.

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C. (2004) End-user Interaction with Thesauri: An Evaluation of Cognitive Overlap in Search Term Selection. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO), London, 13-16 July 2004.

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C. (2004) End-users Cognitive and Physical Moves in a Thesaurus-enhanced Search Environment: The Effect of Subject Knowledge". In Innovations through Information Technology. Proceedings of the Information Resources Management Association International Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, May 23 - 26, 2004.

2003

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, Crawford. (2003) The Effects of Topic Complexity and Familiarity on Cognitive and Physical Moves in a Thesaurus-enhanced Search Environment. Journal of Information Science, 29(6), 517-526.

Shiri, A. (2003) Digital Library Research: Current Developments and Trends. Library Review, 52(5), 198 - 202.

Nicholson, D.; Shiri, A. (2003) Interoperability in Subject Searching and Browsing. OCLC Systems & Services, 19, ( 2), 58 - 61.

2002

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C.; Chowdhury, G. (2002) Thesaurus-Enhanced Search Interfaces. Journal of Information Science. 28(2): pp.111-122.

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C.; Chowdhury, G. (2002) Thesaurus-Assisted Search Term Selection and Query Expansion: A Review of User-Centred Studies. Knowledge Organization, 29 (1): pp.1-19.

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C.; Chowdhury, G. (2002) Assessing the Impact of User Interaction with Thesaural Knowledge Structures: A Quantitative Analysis Framework. In: Challenges in knowledge representation and organization for the 21st century: integration of knowledge across boundaries: Proceedings of the 7th International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) Conference, Granada, Spain, 10-13 July 2002.

2001

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C. (2001) User - Thesaurus Interaction in a Web-Based Database: An Evaluation of Users' Term Selection Behaviour. In: Proceedings of the Infotech Oulu International Workshop on Information Retrieval, Oulu, Finland, September 19-21, 2001. pp. 23-32.

2000

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C. (2000) Thesauri on The Web: Current Developments and Trends. Online Information Review, 24(4): pp.273-279.

1998

Shiri, A. A. (1998) Cybermetrics: A New Horizon in Information Research. Proceedings of FID 49th Conference and Congress, 11-17 October 1998, New Delhi, India.

Shiri, A. A. (1998) JSIS: Building Blocks of an Effective Information Management Structure. Proceedings of FID 49th conference and Congress, 11-17 October 1998, New Delhi, India.

1997

Shiri, A. (1997) JSIS: An Iranian Specialized Information Center. Journal of Government Information, 24(2): March/April, pp.85-92.

Non-refereed Journal Articles

Shiri, A. (2003) Schemas and Ontologies: Building a Semantic Infrastructure for the Grid and Digital Libraries: Workshop Report, Library Hi Tech News, 20(7), 2003.

Shiri, A. A. (2000) Report on the BCS/IRSG 22nd Annual Colloquium on Information Retrieval Research. Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England, 5-7 April 2000. Journal of Information Science. 26 (4), 286 - 288.

Research Project Reports

HILT: High Level Thesaurus Project Phase II. A Terminologies Server for the JISC Information Environment. Final Report to JISC. Available at: http://hilt.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/hilt2web/finalreport.htm

Elements and future development requirements of a common information environment for Scotland [electronic resource] : final report to the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) on the SPEIR Project / D. Nicholson, G. Dunsire, A. Dawson, G. Macgregor, A. Shiri, A. Joseph, A. Williamson, E. Jones. Available at: http://cdlr.strath.ac.uk/pubs/nicholsond/SPEIRFP.pdf

Book Reviews

Shiri, A. Review of 'Peters, I. (2009) Folksonomies: Indexing and Retrieval in Web 2.0. Munich: De Gruyter Saur. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 35(2), 2011, pp. 218-219.

Shiri, A. Review of ‘Tedd, L. and Large, A. (2005) Digital Libraries: Principles and Practice in a Global Environment . Munich: Saur.’ Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 30 (3/4), 2006. pp. 293-294.

Shiri, A. Review of ‘ Smiraglia, R. P. (2005) Metadata: A cataloger’s Primer . Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press.’ Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 30 (3/4), 2006. pp. 296-297.

Shiri, A. Review of ‘Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval (2nd edition)’, by Gobinda G Chowdhury; Sudatta Chowdhury. Library Review, Vol. 53 No.9, 2004. pp. 462-463.

Shiri, A. Review of ‘Electronic Cataloging: AACR2 and Metadata for Serials and Monographs’ by Sheila S. Intner, Sally C. Tseng and Mary Lynette Larsgaard. Library Review, Vol. 53, Number 8, 2004. pp. 418 - 419.

Shiri, A. Review of ‘Knowledge Organization and International Information Retrieval’. Edited by Nancy Williamson and Clare Beghtol. Cataloguing and Classification Quarterly 37 (1), 1/2 2003, Published in Knowledge Organization. 31(2), 2004. pp. 116 – 117.

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