Schubert Foo

Dr. Schubert Foo is Professor and Vice-Dean of the School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was the former Head of the Division of Information Studies that offers two Master of Science programmes in Information Studies and Knowledge Management. Dr Foo holds a PhD in Materials Engineering, M.B.A. and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He is Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK, and Fellow of the British Computer Society, UK. He sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Information Science, Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, and International Yearbook of Library and Information Management. He has published more than 110 international journal and conference papers and book chapters in the areas of multimedia technology, Internet technology, multilingual information retrieval, digital libraries and knowledge management.

Publications

Exploring Workplace Experiences of Information Literacy through Environmental Scanning Process
Xue Zhang, Shaheen Majid, Schubert Foo. © 2016. 17 pages.
Information Literacy (IL), as a key component of education for decades, has been underemphasized at the workplace. This chapter reports on a study aimed to explore workplace...
Exploring Workplace Experiences of Information Literacy through Environmental Scanning Process
Xue Zhang, Shaheen Majid, Schubert Foo. © 2014. 17 pages.
Information Literacy (IL), as a key component of education for decades, has been underemphasized at the workplace. This chapter reports on a study aimed to explore workplace...
Textual and Informational Characteristics of Drug-Related Content on Three Kinds of Websites: Drug Review Website, Discussion Board and Hospital Information Portal
Lorraine Goeuriot, Jin-Cheon Na, Wai Yan Min Kyaing, Christopher S.G. Khoo, Yin-Leng Theng, Yun-Ke Chang, Schubert Foo. © 2011. 23 pages.
This paper develops techniques to mine medical and health-related social media content for information and opinions about diseases and treatments. This would allow users to...
On the Effectiveness of Social Tagging for Resource Discovery
Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Khasfariyati Razikin, Alton Y.K. Chua, Chei Sian Lee, Schubert Foo. © 2010. 10 pages.
Social tagging is the process of assigning and sharing among users freely selected terms of resources. This approach enables users to annotate/ describe resources, and also...
Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact
Yin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo, Dion Goh, Jin-Cheon Na. © 2009. 690 pages.
As digital libraries expand in their proliferation, and as researchers, students, and consumers increasingly depend on them for their information needs, developers are keen to...
Design and Development of a Taxonomy Generator: A Case Example for Greenstone
Yin-Leng Theng, Nyein Chan Lwin Lwin, Jin-Cheon Na, Schubert Foo, Dion Hoe-Lian Goh. © 2009. 12 pages.
This chapter addresses the issues of resource discovery in digital libraries (DLs) and the importance of knowledge organization tools in building DLs. Using the Greenstone...
From Digital Archives to Virtual Exhibitions
Schubert Foo, Yin-Leng Theng, Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Jin-Cheon Na. © 2009. 13 pages.
Digital archives typically act as stand-alone digital libraries to support search and discovery by users to access its rich set of digitized materials. Additionally, content...
Word Segmentation in Indo-China Languages for Digital Libraries
Jin-Cheon Na, Tun Thura Thet, Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Yin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo. © 2009. 8 pages.
This chapter introduces word segmentation methods for Indo-China languages. It describes six different word segmentation methods developed for the Thai, Vietnamese, and Myanmar...
On the Effectiveness of Social Tagging for Resource Discovery
Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Khasfariyati Razikin, Alton Y.K. Chua, Chei Sian Lee, Schubert Foo. © 2009. 10 pages.
Social tagging is the process of assigning and sharing among users freely selected terms of resources. This approach enables users to annotate/describe resources, and also allows...
Social Information Retrieval Systems: Emerging Technologies and Applications for Searching the Web Effectively
Dion Goh, Schubert Foo. © 2008. 396 pages.
The wealth of information accessible on the Internet has grown exponentially since its advent. This mass of content must be systemically sifted to glean pertinent data, and the...
Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)
Francisco José García-Peñalvo. Est. 2008.
The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) presents comprehensive interdisciplinary and refereed research on the most emerging and breakthrough areas of information...
Collaborative Querying Using a Hybrid Content and Results-Based Approach
Chandrani Sinha Ray, Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Schubert Foo, Nyein Chan Soe Win, Khasfariyati Razikin. © 2008. 16 pages.
Collaborative querying is a technique which makes use of past users’ search experiences in order to help the current user formulate an appropriate query. In this technique...
Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific
Yin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo. © 2005. 395 pages.
Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific showcases some of the best digital library practices from organizations in the Asia Pacific....
A Snapshot of Digital Library Development: The Way Forward in the Asia Pacific
Schubert Foo, Yin-Leng Theng. © 2005. 20 pages.
This chapter highlights selective key issues and assesses the current situation of digital library development in the Asia Pacific under the broad categories of design...
E-Commerce and Digital Libraries
Suliman Al-Hawamdeh, Schubert Foo. © 2003. 14 pages.
Until recently, digital libraries have provided free access to either limited resources owned by an organization or information available in the public domain. For digital...