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1. Jackson, Larry S. Website Structure.

Degree: PhD, Library and Information Science, 2009, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

This dissertation reports the results of an exploratory data analysis investigation of the relationship between the structures used for information organization and access and the associated storage structures within state government websites. Extending an earlier claim that hierarchical directory structures are both the preeminent information organization and file storage mechanism, three different classes of overall website structure were found to be identifiable by linear classifiers, when trained on features of the website hypertext graphs. Two more structural types, not analyzed with the classifiers, were suggested through an examination of misclassified websites. Further, the notion of website structure was found to be best modeled recursively, allowing variation on a sub-graph level, instead of deeming a structural class to apply to the entirety of a website. Linear discriminant analysis was used to construct a series of experimental classifiers, using subsets of ten features identified by either earlier classifiers or principal components analysis. Two groups of features, seemingly reflecting website size and graph density, were found to convey somewhat redundant information to the classifiers, in this application. A number of other practices in website implementation were uncovered that engender classifier errors, arguing for either the deliberate inclusion of websites having these properties in the training dataset, or the expansion of the feature set. Hierarchical cluster analysis and blockmodeling of whole-website graphs were also briefly investigated, and found to occasionally contribute file relatedness information of fundamentally distinct types, and information sometimes at variance with directory structure usage for file storage. Multiple literatures suggest a number of social factors that may influence the way websites and webpages are constructed within an organization, particularly the differing types of administrative control in bureaucracies, and the nature of help-seeking in technology work. While traces reminiscent of these suggestions were encountered, investigation of social causal factors behind website structural choices in the organizational types and workplace styles of the sponsoring agency remains a task for other researchers. Advisors/Committee Members: Dubin, David (advisor), Renear, Allen H. (Committee Chair), Dubin, David (committee member), Haythornthwaite, Caroline A. (committee member), Moen, William E. (committee member), La Barre, Kathryn A. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: website structure; hypertext graph; linear discriminant analysis; linear classifier; website archiving; state government websites; Illinois State Library

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APA (6th Edition):

Jackson, L. S. (2009). Website Structure. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/11969

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jackson, Larry S. “Website Structure.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Accessed January 19, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/11969.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jackson, Larry S. “Website Structure.” 2009. Web. 19 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Jackson LS. Website Structure. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2009. [cited 2020 Jan 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/11969.

Council of Science Editors:

Jackson LS. Website Structure. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/11969

2. Bartges, Ellyn. "Circle more before you land": An ethnography of feminist leader Dr. Charlotte West.

Degree: PhD, 0351, 2014, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

The dissertation is an ethnographic biography focused on Charlotte West. Material was derived from a series of oral history interviews conducted over a nine-year period starting in 2005 as part of my master’s degree program and then used as a primary resource for my dissertation. Born in 1932, Charlotte is still living, volunteering her time to a variety of causes and working to protect Title IX. Whether it is testifying before Congress or educating future female administrators through the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) she has retained her drive and passion for protecting and extending opportunities for women in sport and athletics. Her humble approach to life is recounted through her actions and stories; over the course of my interviews with Dr. West, she gradually revealed the influences on her philosophy, training, friends and leadership style. Her journey from a snowbird student in elementary school to one of the most influential and well respected leaders of the modern women’s sports era is compelling to historians, and instructive to students of cultural and women’s studies. Dr. West spent 42 years at Southern Illinois University and still splits her time between Carbondale and Estero, Florida. She is still a snowbird! She is a pivotal figure in the sports arena through her work on Title IX, as one of ten presidents who served for the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), and as one of the few women to serve as an interim athletic director at a Division I athletic program sponsoring football. For her work and leadership, Charlotte accrued some of the most prestigious local, regional and national awards (e.g., 1st Honda Award recipient, Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Hall of Fame, first female member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, and a named award from the MVC [awarded to a male and female student athlete annually] to name just a few. Most recently Charlotte was honored with a named room at the National Collegiate Athletic Association headquarters in Indianapolis and she will enter the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee as a member of the class of 2014 this June. Through her work in the AIAW and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Charlotte West is a member of a group of very elite, well-educated, involved, and influential women from the physical education field who helped lay the ground work for women across the United States to compete athletically, coach professionally and become leaders through administrative positions around the country. In 2008 at the Lake Placid North American Society for Sport History (NASSH), Earle Zeigler gave a keynote address memorializing and then criticizing the trend of the organization away from its roots in physical education. Charlotte West is an example of one of those lost physical educators of whom Dr. Zeigler spoke. West’s story is interesting and little known given the stature she has as one of a group of… Advisors/Committee Members: Sydnor, Synthia (advisor), Sydnor, Synthia (Committee Chair), Denzin, Norman K. (committee member), Littlefield, Melissa M. (committee member), Cole, Cheryl L. (committee member), Woods, Amelia M. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Dr. Charlotte West; TitleIX; Southern Illinois University; National Association of Collegiate Woman Athletics Administrators (NACWAA); Missouri Valley Conference (MVC); Honda Award; Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (WBBHOF); Sport History; North American Society for Sport History (NASSH); Ethnography; Oral history; Gender & Women's Studies; Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (CIAW); Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW); NCAA Takeover of women's sports; University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG); 1972 AIAW Basketball Championships; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library: ALPL Family Memories Collection; Florida State University; St. Petersburg, FL; Women's Sports; Sexuality; Lesbians in sport; Woman's Athletics; Play Days; Sport Days; Extramurals; Phebe Scott; Joan Hult; Christine Grant

…when I was a freshman at Hinsdale South High School on a “field trip” to Illinois State… …player at Illinois State (future Olympian)1 and the other was Charlotte West (a… …took us to Illinois State to see women playing intercollegiate basketball, she is the one who… …Springfield, IL, 2013, http://www2.illinois. gov/alplm/library/ collections/oralhistory… …this degree without his full support. The people of the State of Illinois also supported me… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Bartges, E. (2014). "Circle more before you land": An ethnography of feminist leader Dr. Charlotte West. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/49367

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Bartges, Ellyn. “"Circle more before you land": An ethnography of feminist leader Dr. Charlotte West.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Accessed January 19, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/49367.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Bartges, Ellyn. “"Circle more before you land": An ethnography of feminist leader Dr. Charlotte West.” 2014. Web. 19 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Bartges E. "Circle more before you land": An ethnography of feminist leader Dr. Charlotte West. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2014. [cited 2020 Jan 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/49367.

Council of Science Editors:

Bartges E. "Circle more before you land": An ethnography of feminist leader Dr. Charlotte West. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/49367

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