Publications

Journal articles

  • Sin, S.-C. J., & Vakkari, P. (2017). Information repertoires: Media use patterns in various gratification contexts. Journal of Documentation, 73 (6), 1102-1118.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J., & Kwon, N. (2017). Displacement or complementarity? Assessing the relationship between social media and public library usage in the U.S., South Korea, and Singapore. Library & Information Science Research, 39 (3), 169-179.
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  • Erdt, M., Nagarajan, A., Sin, S.-C. J., & Theng, Y. L. (2016). Altmetrics: An analysis of the state-of-the-art in measuring research impact on social media. Scientometrics, 109 (2), 1117-1166.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2016). Social media and problematic everyday life information seeking outcomes: Differences across usage frequency, gender, and problem solving styles. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology,67 (8), 1793-1807. doi: 10.1002/asi.23509
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  • Vakkari, P., Aabo, S., Audunson, R., Huysmans, F., Kwon, N., Oomes, M., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2016). Patterns of perceived public library outcomes in five countries. Journal of Documentation, 72 (2), 342-361.
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  • Kim, K.-S., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2016). Use and evaluation of information from social media in the academic context: Analysis of gap between students and librarians. The Journal of Academic Librarianship,42 (1), 74-82.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J. & Vakkari, P. (2015). Perceived outcomes of public libraries in the U.S. Library & Information Science Research, 37 (30), 209-219.
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  • Chen, X., Sin, S.-C. J., Theng, Y.-L., & Lee, C. S. (2015). Why students share misinformation on social media: Motivation, gender, and study-level differences. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41 (5), 583-592.
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  • Guo, Y. R., Goh, D. H.-L., Luyt, B., Sin, S.-C. J., & Ang, R. P. (2015). The effectiveness and acceptance of an affective information literacy tutorial. Computers & Education, 87 , 368-384.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2015). Demographic differences in international students’ information source uses and everyday information seeking challenges. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41 (4), 466-474.
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  • Kim, K.-S., Sin, S.-C. J., Tsai, T.-I. (2014). Individual differences in social media use for information seeking. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40 (2), 171-178.
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  • Kim, K.-S., Sin, S.-C. J., & Yoo, E.-Y. (2014). Undergraduates’ use of social media as information sources. College & Research Libraries, 75 (4), 442-457.
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  • Foo, S., Zhang, X., Chang, Y.-K., Majid, S., Mokhtar, I. A., Sin, S.-C. J., & Theng, Y.-L. (2013). Information literacy skills of humanities, arts, and social science tertiary students in Singapore. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 53 (1), 40-50.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J., & Kim, K.-S. (2013). International students’ everyday life information seeking: The informational value of social networking sites. Library & Information Science Research, 35(2), 107–116.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2012). Modeling the impact of individuals’ characteristics and library service levels on high school students’ public library usage: A national analysis. Library & Information Science Research, 34 (3), 228-237.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2011). International coauthorship and citation impact: A bibliometric study of six LIS journals, 1980–2008. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62 (9), 1770-1783.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2011). Longitudinal trends in internationalisation, collaboration types, and citation impact: A bibliometric analysis of seven LIS journals (1980–2008). Journal of Library and Information Studies, 9 (1), 27-49.
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  • Kim, K.-S. & Sin, S.-C. J. (2011). Selecting quality sources: bridging the gap between the perception and use of information sources. Journal of Information Science, 37 (2), 182-192.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2011). Neighborhood disparities in access to information resources: Measuring and mapping U.S. public libraries’ funding and service landscapes. Library & Information Science Research, 33 (1), 41-53.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J., & Kim, K.-S. (2008). Use and non-use of public libraries in the information age: A logistic regression analysis of household characteristics and library services variables. Library & Information Science Research, 30 (3), 207-215.
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  • Kim, K.-S., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2008). Increasing ethnic diversity in LIS: Strategies suggested by librarians of color. Library Quarterly, 78 (2), 153-177.
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  • Kim, K.-S., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2007). Perception and selection of information sources by undergraduate students: Effects of avoidant style, confidence, and personal control in problem solving. The Journal of Academic Librarianship. 33 (6), 655-665.
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  • Kim, K.-S., Chiu, M.H., Sin, S.-C. J., & Robbins, L. (2007). Recruiting a diverse workforce for academic/research librarianship: Career decisions of subject specialists and librarians of color. College & Research Libraries, 68 (6), 533-552.
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  • Kim, K.-S., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2006). Recruiting and retaining students of color in LIS programs: Perspectives of library and information professionals. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 47 (2), 81-95.
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  • Eschenfelder, K. R., Desai, A. C., Alderman, I., Sin, S.-C. J., & Shen, Y. (2005). The limits of DeCSS posting: A comparison of Internet posting of DVD circumvention devices in the European Union and China. Journal of Information Science, 31 (4), 317-331.
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Conference proceedings

  • Sin, S.-C. J., Lee, C. S., & Theng, Y.-L. (2016). Social Q&A question-and-comments interactions and outcomes: A social sequence analysis. In. A. Morishima, A. Rauber & C. L. Liew (Eds.), Digital libraries: Knowledge, information, and data in an open access society (pp. 325-338). Cham: Springer.
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  • Lee, C. S., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2016). Why do people view photographs on Instagram? In. A. Morishima, A. Rauber & C. L. Liew (Eds.), Digital libraries: Knowledge, information, and data in an open access society (pp. 339-350). Cham: Springer.
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  • Lee, C. S., Abu Bakar, N. A., Muhammad Dahri, R., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2015). Instagram this! Sharing photos on Instagram. In R. B. Allen, J. Hunter & M. L. Zeng (Eds.), Lecture notes in computer science (Vol. 9469, pp. 132-141). Cham: Springer.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J., & Lee, C. S. (2015). Hypotheses of information-seeking satisfaction gaps: Demographics, sources usage, and person-source fit. Proceedings of the 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
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  • Chen, X., Sin, S.-C. J., Theng, Y. L., & Lee, C. S. (2015). Deterring the spread of misinformation on social network sites: A social cognitive theory-guided intervention. Proceedings of the 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
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  • Chen, X., Sin, S.-C. J., Theng, Y.-L., & Lee, C. S. (2015). Why do social media users share misinformation? JCDL ’15. Proceedings of the 15th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2015). Ecological modelling of individual and contextual influences: a person-in-environment framework for hypothetico-deductive information behaviour research. Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Leeds, 2-5 September, 2014. In Information Research, 20 (1). https://www.informationr.net/ir/20-1/isic2/isicsp12.html
  • Kim, K.-S., Sin, S.-C. J. (2015). Use of social media in different contexts of information seeking: effects of sex and problem-solving style. Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Leeds, 2-5 September, 2014. In Information Research, 20 (1). https://www.informationr.net/ir/20-1/isic2/isic24.html
  • Sin, S.-C. J. & Kim, K.-S. (2014). Impacts of social media usage on the outcomes of students’ everyday life information seeking. Proceedings of the 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
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  • Chen, X., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2013). ‘Misinformation? What of it?’ Motivations and individual differences in misinformation sharing on social media. Proceedings of the 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
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  • Kim, K.-S., Sin, S.-C. J., & He, Y. (2013). Information seeking through social media: Impact of user characteristics on social media use. Proceedings of the 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
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  • Rao, P., Theng, Y. L., Sin, S.-C. J., & Pang, N. (2013). Web searching for health information: An observational study to explore users’ emotions. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8005, 181-188.
  • Theng, Y. L., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2012). Analysing the effects of individual characteristics and self-efficacy on users’ preferences for system features in relevance judgment. Information Research, 17 (4). https://informationr.net/ir/17-4/paper536.html
  • Theng, Y.-L. & Sin, S.-C. J. (2012). Evaluating usability and efficaciousness of e-learning systems: A quantitative, model-driven approach. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Rome, Italy.
  • Sin, S.-C. J., Kim, K.-S., Yang, J., Park, J.-A., & Laugheed, Z. T.(2011). International students’ acculturation information seeking: Personality, information needs and uses. Proceedings of the 74th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
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  • Kim, K.-S., Yoo-Lee, E.-Y., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2011). Social media as information source: Undergraduates’ use and evaluation behavior. Proceedings of the 74th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2010). Modeling individual-level information behavior: A Person-in-Environment (PIE) framework. Proceedings of the 73rd ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
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  • Kim, K.-S., Yoo, E.-Y., Kwon, N., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2009). Individual differences in source selection behavior: Profile analyses via multidimensional scaling.Proceedings of the 72nd ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2008). Disparities in public libraries’ service levels based on neighborhood income and urbanization levels: a nationwide study. Proceedings of the 71st ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
  • Kim, K.-S., Sin, S.-C. J., Park, S., Zhu, X. & Polparsi, J. (2006). Facet analyses of categories used in Web directories: A comparative study. Proceedings of the 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council.
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  • Sin, S.-C. J., Eschenfelder, K. R., & Lin, C.-S. (2006). National differences in librarians’ reception to the open access movement: A comparison of the professional library literatures of China, Taiwan, and the United States. Proceedings of the 69th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
  • Kim, K.-S., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2006). Source and user characteristics affecting the source selection behavior. Proceedings of the 69th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2005). Are library and information science journals becoming more internationalized? A longitudinal study of authors’ geographical affiliations in 20 LIS journals from 1981 to 2003. Proceedings of the 68th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.
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  • Eschenfelder, K. R., Desai, A. C., Alderman, I., Sin, S.-C. J., & Shen, Y. (2005). Global copyright protest? A comparison of DeCSS posting in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, and the European Union. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS’05) – Track 5 – Volume 05.    
  • Book chapter

    • Sin, S.-C. J. (2011). Towards agency‐structure integration: A Person‐in‐Environment (PIE) framework for modelling individual‐level information behaviours and outcomes. In A. Spink & J. Heinstrom (Eds.) New directions in information behaviour (pp. 181-209). United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.
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    Dissertation

    • Sin, S.-C. J. (2009). Structural and individual influences on information behavior: A national study of adolescents’ use of public libraries. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Wisconsin-Madison.