Nicholas J. Belkin

Professor II
Rutgers University
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies

Contact Information:
184 College Avenue, Room 2020
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071
+1 732 932 7500 x 8271

Office Hours, Fall 2006 :
Tuesdays 6-8pm, Wednesdays 4-6pm

Courses Taught
230 Human-Computer Interaction
510 Introduction to Human Information Behavior
551 Information Retrieval
601 Communication and Information Processes
610 Seminar in Information Studies
612 Human Information Behavior
614 Information Retrieval Theory

I keep many of my publications here.

Selected Recent Publications and Presentations
Belkin, N.J. (2000) Prospects for information "selection". Presentation for UCAO, March 2000.
Belkin, N.J. (1998) An overview of results from Rutgers' investigations of interactive information retrieval. In: Visualizing Subject Access for 21st Century Information Resources. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois School of Library and Information Science, 45-62.
Belkin, N.J. (1997) User modeling in information retrieval. Tutorial presented at the Sixth International Conference on User Modelling (UM97), Chia Laguna, Sardinia, Italy, June 1997. (postscript version)
Belkin, N.J. (1996) Intelligent information retrieval: Whose intelligence? In: ISI '96: Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium for Information Science. Konstanz: Universtaetsverlag Konstanz, 25-31.
Veerasamy, A. & Belkin, N.J. (1996) Evaluation of a tool for visualization of information retrieval results. In: SIGIR '96. Proceedings of the 19th Annual ACM SIGIR International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. New York: ACM, 85-92.
Koenemann, J. & Belkin, N.J. (1996) A case for interaction: A study of interactive information retrieval behavior and effectiveness. In: CHI'96. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM, 205-212.
Belkin, N.J., Cool, C., Stein, A. & Thiel, U. (1995) Cases, scripts and information-seeking strategies: On the design of interactive information retrieval systems. Expert Systems with Applications, 9 (3): 379-395. (postscript)
Belkin, N.J., Cool, C., Stein, A. & Thiel, U. (1995) Cases, scripts and information-seeking strategies: On the design of interactive information retrieval systems. Expert Systems with Applications, 9 (3): 379-395. (pdf)
Belkin, N.J. (1995) Design principles for electronic textual resources: Investigating users and uses of scholarly information. In: A. Zampolli, N. Calzolari & M. Palmer, eds. Current issues in computational linguistics: In honor of Don Walker. Pisa: Giardini Editori, 479-488.
Koenemann, J., Quatrain, R., Cool, C. & Belkin, N.J. (1995) New tools and old habits: The interactive searching behavior of expert online searchers using INQUERY. In: D. Harman, ed. Proceedings of the Third Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-3). Washington, D.C.: GPO, 145-177.
Belkin, N.J., Kantor, P., Fox, E.A. & Shaw, J.A. (1995) Combining the evidence of multiple query representations for information retrieval. Information Processing and Management, 31 (3): 431-448.
Belkin, N.J. (1993) Interaction with texts: Information retrieval as information-seeking behavior. In: Information retrieval '93. Von der Modellierung zur Anwendung. Konstanz: Universitaetsverlag Konstanz, 55-66.

Research in Progress / Recent Research Projects:
MONGREL: Supporting effective access through user- and topic-based language models. Collaborative research with W.B. Croft and J. Allan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. October 2000 - September 2003.
Rutgers' TREC 2002 Interactive Track Project. January - November 2002.
Understanding and Supporting Multiple Information Seeking Strategies. With Jose Perez Carballo. Funded by the DARPA TIPSTER Phase III Program. 1 September 1996 - 31 August 1999.

Other Research Interests:
Human interaction with information
Human-computer interaction in information systems
Interactive information retrieval

B.A. Russian Language and Literature University of Washington, Seattle
M.L.S. Librarianship University of Washington, Seattle
Ph.D. Information Studies University of London, U.K.
Significant Professional and/or University Affiliations:
Member of the Steering Committee for the Joint Conferences on Digital Libraries

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