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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 26 Issue 4, September 2008

Introduction to keeping, refinding and sharing personal information
Deborah Barreau, Robert Capra, Susan Dumais, William Jones, Manuel Pérez-Quiñones
Article No.: 18
DOI: 10.1145/1402256.1402257

How people recall, recognize, and reuse search results
Jaime Teevan
Article No.: 19
DOI: 10.1145/1402256.1402258

When a person issues a query, that person has expectations about the search results that will be returned. These expectations can be based on the current information need, but are also influenced by how the searcher believes the search engine...

Improved search engines and navigation preference in personal information management
Ofer Bergman, Ruth Beyth-Marom, Rafi Nachmias, Noa Gradovitch, Steve Whittaker
Article No.: 20
DOI: 10.1145/1402256.1402259

Traditionally users access their personal files mainly by using folder navigation. We evaluate whether recent improvements in desktop search have changed this fundamental aspect of Personal Information Management (PIM). We tested this in two...

Exploring memory in email refinding
David Elsweiler, Mark Baillie, Ian Ruthven
Article No.: 21
DOI: 10.1145/1402256.1402260

Human memory plays an important role in personal information management (PIM). Several scholars have noted that people refind information based on what they remember and it has been shown that people adapt their management strategies to compensate...

Meta methods for model sharing in personal information systems
Stefan Siersdorfer, Sergej Sizov
Article No.: 22
DOI: 10.1145/1402256.1402261

This article introduces a methodology for automatically organizing document collections into thematic categories for Personal Information Management (PIM) through collaborative sharing of machine learning models in an efficient and...

Organizing and managing personal electronic files: A mechanical engineer's perspective
B. J. Hicks, A. Dong, R. Palmer, H. C. Mcalpine
Article No.: 23
DOI: 10.1145/1402256.1402262

This article deals with the organization and management of the computer files handled by mechanical engineers on their personal computers. In engineering organizations, a wide variety of electronic files (documents) are necessary to support both...

Information scraps: How and why information eludes our personal information management tools
Michael Bernstein, Max Van Kleek, David Karger, M. C. Schraefel
Article No.: 24
DOI: 10.1145/1402256.1402263

In this article we investigate information scraps—personal information where content has been scribbled on Post-it notes, scrawled on the corners of sheets of paper, stuck in our pockets, sent in email messages to ourselves, and...

Editorial: Reviewer merits and review control in an age of electronic manuscript management systems
Gary Marchionini
Article No.: 25
DOI: 10.1145/1402256.1402264

Peer review is an important resource of scholarly communities and must be managed and nurtured carefully. Electronic manuscript management systems have begun to improve some aspects of workflow for conferences and journals but also raise issues...

TOIS reviewers June 2007 through May 2008
Gary Marchionini
Article No.: 26
DOI: 10.1145/1402256.1402265