People whose primary interests are not in computer-based areas, for example humanities scholars, seek and use information in ways that surprise and should inform designers of information systems. I am interested in these kinds of information use and in indirect evidence of information use through informetric/bibliometric methods.
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1983
Shachaf, P., & Shaw, D. (2008). Bibliometric analysis to identify core reference sources of virtual reference transactions. Library & Information Science Research, 30(4), 291-297.
Shaw, D., & Vaughan, L. (2008) Publication and citation patterns among LIS faculty: Profiling a “typical professor.” Library & Information Science Research, 30(1), 47-55.
Vaughan, L., & Shaw, D. (2008). A new look at evidence of scholarly citation in citation indexes and from web sources. Scientometrics, 74(2), 317-330.
Cronin, B., & Shaw, D. (2007). Peers and spheres of influence: Situating Rob Kling. The Information Society, 23(4), 221-233.
Pierce, J. B., & Shaw, D. (2005). Looking for love in all the wrong places: Accessing sexual and reproductive health information via the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. Library & Information Science Research, 27(4), 467-484.
Vaughan, L., & Shaw, D. (2005). Web citation data for impact assessment: A comparison of four science disciplines. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 56(10), 1075-1087.
Cronin, B., Shaw, D., & La Barre, K. (2003). A cast of thousands: Co-authorship and sub-authorship in the twentieth century as manifested in the scholarly journal literature of psychology and philosophy. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 54, 855-871.
Cronin, B. & Shaw, D. (2001). Identity-creators and image-makers: Using citation analysis and thick description to put authors in their place. Scientometrics, 54, 31-49.
Shaw, D. (2001). Playing the links: interactivity and stickiness in .com and "not.com" web sites. FirstMonday, 6 (3). Available at: http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue6_3/shaw/index.html
Cronin, B. & Shaw, D. (1999). Citation, funding acknowledgment and author nationality relationships in four information science journals. Journal of Documentation, 55, 402-408.
Shaw, D. & Davis, C.H. (1996). The Modern Language Association: electronic and paper surveys of computer-based tool use. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 47, 932-940.
Shaw, D. (1996). Undergraduate use of CD-ROM databases: observations of human-computer interaction and relevance judgments. Library & Information Science Research, 18, 261-274.
President, American Society for Information Science 1996-1997