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Joan E. Beaudoin
Joan E. Beaudoin
Associate Professor
Kresge Library 300.03
888-497-8754 ext. 701
Fax 313-577-7563

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Biography

Joan E. Beaudoin is an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science. Prior to coming to Wayne State University she was a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Fellow at the School of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University. While at Drexel University she undertook several research projects that examined users' description of images. Her dissertation "An investigation of image users across professions: A model of image needs, retrieval and use," expanded upon these earlier projects and examined the image behaviors of archaeologists, architects, art historians and artists. Her research interests developed from the practical experiences she had teaching art history, performing archaeological field work, and working in the field of visual resources. In addition to a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies at Drexel University, she holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science degree in the Management of Digital Information from Drexel University, a Master of Arts in art history from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art history from Massachusetts College of Art. 

Research Interests -- Content representation, metadata, digital libraries, information behaviors, museum informatics, digital preservation, technologies used to support humanities scholarship, visual information access and retrieval.

Teaching Responsibilities -- information organization (LIS6210), digital libraries (LIS7900), metadata (LIS7910) and digital preservation (LIS7920).

Degrees and certifications

  • Drexel University, PhD., 2009
  • Drexel University, MSLIS, 2005
  • Temple University, MA, 1997
  • Massachusetts College of Art, BA, Fine Art, 1989

Recent publications

Beaudoin, J. (2016). Describing images: A case study of visual literacy among library and information science students. College & Research Libraries, 77(3), 376-392. PDF available: http://crl.acrl.org/content/77/3/376.full.pdf+html

Charbonneau, D. and Beaudoin, J. (2016). State of data guidance in journal policies: a case study in oncology. International Journal of Digital Curation, 10(2), 136-156. PDF available: http://www.ijdc.net/index.php/ijdc/article/view/10.2.136/418

Ménard, E. and Beaudoin, J. (2015). La muséologie au sein des sciences de l’information: Utopie ou valeur ajoutée? Documentation et bibliothèques, 61(2/3), 76-84.

Beaudoin, J. and Ménard, E. (2015). Objects of human desire: the organization of pornographic videos on free websites. Knowledge Organization, 42(2), 90-101.

Beaudoin, J. (2015). Content-based image retrieval methods and professional image users. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1002/asi.23387

Beaudoin. J. (2014). A framework of image use among archaeologists, architects, art historians and artists. Journal of Documentation, 70(1), 119-147. 

Beaudoin, J. and Ménard, E. (2013). Questioning the Visual: Research Methods and the Problem of Perception. Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries, Montreal, QC, November 1-5, 2013. PDF available: http://www.asis.org/asist2013/proceedings/submissions/panels/15panel.pdf

Beaudoin, J. (2013). The Digital Content Management curriculum: a case study at Wayne State University's School of Library & Information Science. Proceedings of DigCurV: Framing the digital curation curriculum, Florence, Italy, 6-7 May, 2013. PDF available: http://www.digcur-education.org/ltu/content/download/11913/182905/file/paper26.pdf

Beaudoin. J. (2012). Context and its role in the digital preservation of cultural objects. D-Lib Magazine, 18(11/12). PDF available: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november12/beaudoin/11beaudoin1.html

Beaudoin, J. (2012). A framework for contextual metadata used in the digital preservation of cultural objects. D-Lib Magazine, 18(11/12). PDF available: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november12/beaudoin/11beaudoin2.html

Beaudoin, J. and Bosshard, C. (2012). Flickr images: what & why museums share. Proceedings of the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Information, Interaction, Innovation: Celebrating the Past, Constructing the Present and Creating the Future, Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012. https://www.asis.org/asist2012/proceedings/Submissions/170.pdf

Beaudoin, J. and Buchanan, S. (2012). Digital humanities and information visualization: innovation and integration. Introduction and editing of the special issue. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 38(4). PDF available from:http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Apr-12/

Beaudoin, J. (2011). Cluster Vision: A System to Dynamically Explore Images and Text. Digital Scholarly Communication: Conference Proceedings from HASTAC 2011. PDF available: http://hastac.org/files/beaudoin_clustervision.pdf

Beaudoin, J. and Brady, J.E. (2011). Finding visual information: a study of image resources used by archaeologists, architects, art Historians, and artists. Art Documentation, 30(2), 24-36. 

Beaudoin, J. (2011). Specters in the archive: faculty digital image collections and the problems of invisibility. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 37(6), 488-494. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2011.07.005

Beaudoin, J., Esteva, M., and Japzon, A. (2009). Digital curation vignettes: personal, academic, and organizational digital information. Proceedings of DigCCurr 2009: DigitalCuration Practice, Promise and Prospects, 87-89. From: http://www.lulu.com/items/volume_71/11441000/11441074/1/print/6800574_DigCCurr2009Proceedings_060909.pdf

Beaudoin, J. (2008). The influence of domain knowledge, indexer experience and image type on image indexing. Proceedings of the 19th Workshop of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Special Interest Group in Classification Research. From: http://arizona.openrepository.com/arizona/bitstream/10150/106009/3/Beaudoin_SIG-CR_2008_Paper.pdf

Beaudoin, J. (2007). Visual materials & online access: issues concerning content representation. Art Documentation, 26(2), 24-28.

Beaudoin, J. (2007). Flickr image tagging: patterns made visible. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 34(1), 26-29. From: http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Oct-07/Beaudoin_OctNov07.pdf

Lin, X., Beaudoin, J., Bui, A. and Desai, K. (2006). Exploring characteristics of social classification. Proceedings of the 17th Workshop of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Special Interest Group in Classification Research. From: http://arizona.openrepository.com/arizona/bitstream/10150/106128/1/lin.pdf

Beaudoin, J. (2005). Image and text: the information seeking behaviors of art historians. Art Documentation, 24(2), 34-37.

Beaudoin, J. (2004). Staffing statistics for large collections. Visual Resources Association Bulletin, 30(3), 3-5.

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Awards and honors

American Society for Information Science and Technology SIG Publication of the Year, 2012

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Fellow, 2005-2009