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MICHAEL J. KHOO

The iSchool at Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
khoo / at / drexel / dot / edu

My research investigates the sociotechnical dimensions of information systems. My focus is on understanding libraries, archives, and digital repositories; the digitization of physical artifacts; interoperability; and the role of metadata in describing and classifying resources, and making them accessible to users. I draw on theories of practice and tacit knowing from various domains, including sociotechnical studies, anthropology, philosophy, communication studies, and user-centered design, in order to investigate the different frames and practices that individuals and groups bring to their interactions with repositories and metadata. I use mainly qualitative methods, based on ethnography, observation, and interviews.

Since 2000, my work with digital libraries has included the development of an organizational model for digital library evaluation, sociotechnical and organizational analyses of metadata work, and the design of user-friendly metadata tools. I have worked extensively with the Internet Public Library to redevelop the library, and to crosswalk the metadata to Dublin Core. In 2012, I received a grant from the international 'Digging Into Data' challenge to investigate novel methods for supporting digital library interoperability.

I have degrees in anthropology and communication, and 15 years of ethnographic and qualitative research experience in field sites ranging from the Himalaya, and customer call centers for a wireless phone company, to traditional libraries, archives, and digital libraries. I am committed to high-quality qualitative research oriented towards concrete understandings of technology practice in these contexts, and to training students in these research practices.

  • Keywords: anthropology, archives, digital libraries, ethnography, metadata, sociotechnical theory, user-centered design
POSITIONS
2012 Assistant Research Faculty, College of Information Science and Technology (The iSchool), Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
2007 Assistant Professor, College of Information Science and Technology (The iSchool), Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
2005 Evaluator, The National Science Digital Library, Boulder, Colorado, USA
2004 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Advanced Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research/The Digital Library for Earth System Education, Boulder, Colorado, USA
EDUCATION
2004 Ph.D.: Department of Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Graduate School Dean's Student Research and Creative Work Award for 2004
2000 M.A. (Distinction): Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
1984 M.A.: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London School of Advanced Study, London, U.K.
1983 B.A. Honours, First Class (Summa cum laude): Dept. Geography, Bulmershe College of Higher Education, Reading, Berkshire, U.K.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2014 PI "A Free Repository of Material Things: A Next-Generation Information Ecology for Drexel Researchers." Drexel ExCITe Center Seed Fund. Co-PIs: Dr. Michelle Rogers, College of Computing and Informatics, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University. $5,000.
[pdf] 2013 PI "From 'Bug Data' to Big Data: Communities of Practice, Networks of Practice, and Information Systems at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia." Drexel University Social Science Research Fund. Co-PI: Dr. Gary Rosenberg, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. $13,000.
[pdf] 2012 PI "Digging into Metadata: Enhancing Social Science and Humanities Research." Digging Into Data Challenge, Institute for Museum and Library Services. Co-PIs: Dr. Eileen Abels, Dr. Xia Lin, the iSchool, Drexel University. $124,000.
[pdf] 2011 Co-PI "Computer-Supported Math Discourse Among Teachers and Students." Discovery Research for K-12 Education (DR-K12), National Science Foundation. PI: Dr. Gerry Stahl, the iSchool, Drexel University. $1,800,000.
[pdf] 2009 PI "Addressing the metadata bottleneck by developing and evaluating an online tool to support non-specialists to evaluate Dublin Core metadata records." OCLC-ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Program. $14,885.
ARTICLES, CHAPTERS, CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, ETC.
This section includes refereed long and short papers, articles, invited book chapters, etc., as well as some grey literature. The purpose of this section is to make work accessible online either as a pdf file and/or a web page. For a more conventionally categorized cv, please contact me.
[pdf] Khoo, M., Rozaklis, R., Hall, C., & Kusunoki, D., & Rehrig, M. (2014). Heat Map Visualizations of Seating Patterns in an Academic Library. iConference 2014, March 4-7, Berlin, Germany.
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[poster]
Khoo, M., Rozaklis, R., Hall, C., & Kusunoki, D. (2013). Identifying the 'Go-To Spots': Using Map Surveys to Elicit Perceptions of Space and Place in an Academic Library. 2013 ASIST Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, November 1-5, 2013.
[pdf] Hall, C. & Khoo, M. (2013). The User-Centered Development and Testing of a Dublin Core Metadata Tool. 2013 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Indianapolis, IN, July 22-26, 2013.
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preprint
Khoo, M., Hall, C. (2013). Managing metadata: Networks of practice, technological frames, and technical work in a digital library. Information and Organization, 23(2013), 81-106.
[pdf] Khoo, M., Tudhope, D., Binding, C., Jones, H., and Orrego, I. (2013). OAI-PMH and Metadata Aggregation From Heterogeneous Digital Libraries: Three Case Studies. Conference Note: iConference 2013, Fort Worth, TX, February 12-15, 2013.
[pdf] Khoo, M., Hall, C. (2012). What Would 'Google' Do? Users' Mental Models of a Digital Library Search Engine. Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2012, Paphos, Cyprus, September 23-27, 2012.
Awarded 1st Prize, Best Paper Competition.
[pdf] Khoo, M., Tudhope, D., Binding, C., Abels, E., Lin, X., & Massam, D. (2012). 'Towards Digital Repository Interoperability: The Document Indexing and Semantic Tagging Interface for Libraries (DISTIL). Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2012, Paphos, Cyprus, September 23-27, 2012.
[pdf] Park, S.J., MacDonald, C.M., & Khoo, M. (2012). Do you care if a computer says sorry? User experience design through affective messages. 2012 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2012), 11-15 June 2012. Newcastle, UK. [20% acceptance rate]
[pdf] Khoo, M., MacDonald, C. M., & Park, J. (2012). 'Erasmus': An Organization- and User-Centered Dublin Core Metadata Tool. 2012 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Washington, D.C., June 10-14, 2012.
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2012). Digitizing Heirlooms: From Archival Practice to HCI Theory. Workshop: "Heritage Matters: Designing for Current and Future Values Through Digital and Social Technologies," CHI 2012, Austin, TX, May 6, 2012.
Workshop Web page: http://heritagematterschi2012.blogspot.com/p/selected-papers.html
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2012). 'The Place of Dying Calves': On The Longitudinal Nature of Ethnography. Workshop: "Qualitative Research in HCI", CHI 2012, Austin, TX, May 5, 2012.
Workshop Web page: http://www.ischool.drexel.edu/faculty/jrode/chiworkshop.html
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preprint
Khoo, M., Rozaklis, L., & Hall, C. (2012). A survey of the use of ethnographic methods in the study of libraries and library users. Library and Information Science Research, 34(2), 82-91.
[pdf] Khoo, M., Kusunoki, D., & MacDonald, C. (2012). Finding Problems: When Digital Library Users Act as Usability Evaluators. 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 4-7, 2012, Maui, Hawaii.
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abstract
Khoo, M., & MacDonald, C. (2012). Erasmus: A Flexible and Scalable Administrative Tool for Dublin Core Metadata. 2012 ALISE Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, January 17-20.
[pdf] Khazraee, E., & Khoo, M. (2011). Practice-based Ontologies: A New Approach to Address the Challenges of Ontology and Knowledge Representation in History and Archaeology. Fifth Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR), Izmir, Turkey, October 12-14, 2011. Springer: Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS).
[pdf] Khoo, M., & Macdonald, C. (2011). An organizational model for digital library evaluation. First International Conference on The Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Berlin, Germany, September 26-28, 2011. Springer: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
[pdf] Khoo, M., & Hall, C. (2010). Merging Metadata: A Sociotechnical Study of Crosswalking and Interoperability. 10th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Brisbane, Australia, June 21-25, 2010, pp. 361-364.
[pdf] Khoo, M., Park, J-R., & Lin, X. (2009). The User-Centered Design Of A Non-Specialist Metadata Tool And Interface For The Internet Public Library. 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vancouver, BC, November 6-11, 2009.
[pdf] Khoo, M., & Giersch, S. (2009). Planning an Evaluation Initiative. In: Papatheodorou, C., & G. Tsakonas (Eds.), Evaluating Digital Libraries, Oxford, U.K.: Chandos Publishing House, pp. 217-234.
[pdf] Khoo, M., McArthur, D., & Zia, L. (2009). Evaluation: An Agency's Point of View. In: Papatheodorou, C., & G. Tsakonas (Eds.), Evaluating Digital Libraries, Oxford, U.K.: Chandos Publishing House, pp. 41-59.
[pdf] Khoo, M., Buchanan, G., & Cunningham, S. J. (2009). Lightweight User-Friendly Evaluation Knowledge for Digital Librarians. Workshop Report from the 9th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Austin, TX, June 15-19, 2009. The report includes the individual papers submitted by workshop participants.
See also: D-Lib Magazine, 15(7/8) (July/August 2009) http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july09/khoo/07khoo.html
[pdf] Khoo, M., Pagano, J., Washington, A., Recker, M., Palmer, B., & Donahue, R. (2008). Using Web Metrics to Analyze Digital Libraries. 8th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Pittsburgh, PA, June 16-20, 2008.
See also: IEEE Technical Bulletin on Digital Libraries, http://www.ieee-tcdl.org/Bulletin/v4n1/khoo/khoo.html
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2007). Observing the users of digital educational technologies - theories, methods and analytical approaches. Guest Editor, Special Issue, Studying the Users of Digital Educational Technologies. The New Review of Multimedia and Hypermedia, Vol. 13, No. 2.
[pdf] Khoo, M., & Donahue, R. (2006). Using webmetrics to Assess Digital Library Impact. 7th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Vancouver, BC, June 17-23, 2006, p. 484.
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2006). A Sociotechnical Framework for Digital Library Evaluation. 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Austin, TX, November 3-6, 2006.
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2006). A Sociotechnical Framework for Evaluating a Large-Scale Distributed Educational Digital Library. 10th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), Alicante, September 17-22, 2006, pp. 449-452.
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2006). Evaluating the National Science Digital Library. 6th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Chapel Hill, NC, June 11-15, 2006, p. 342.
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2005). Technologies Aren't What They Used to Be: Problematising Closure and Relevant Social Groups. Social Epistemology, Vol. 19, No. 2-3, Special Issue: "After Social Construction."
[pdf] Khoo, M., and Ribes, R. (2005). JCDL Workshop Report: Studying Digital Library Users in the Wild. Theories, Methods, and Analytical Approaches. 5th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Denver, CO, June 7-11, 2005. The report includes the individual papers submitted by workshop participants.
See also: D-Lib Magazine, Vol. 11(7) http://dlib.org/dlib/july05/khoo/07khoo.html
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2005). The Tacit Dimensions of User Behavior: The Case of the Digital Water Education Library. 5th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Denver, CO, June 7-11, 2005, p. 213-222.
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2004). The Use of Visual Artifacts in the User-Informed Development of an Educational Digital Library Collection. Journal of Digital Information, Vol. 5, No. 3.
http://jodi.tamu.edu/Articles/v05/i03/Khoo/
[pdf] Sumner, T., M. Khoo, and Recker, M. (2003). Understanding Educator Perceptions of "Quality" in Digital Libraries. 3rd ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Houston, TX, May 27-31, 2003.
Nominated for Vannevar Bush award for Best Full Technical Paper
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2002). Privacy In The "Library Without Walls": Library Practice In An Age Of Digital Content. LIBRES (Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal), Volume 12, No. 1.
http://libres.curtin.edu.au/libres12n1/Khoo.htm
[pdf] Khoo, M., Devaul, H., and Sumner, T. (2002). Functional Requirements for Groupware to Support Community-Led Collections Building. 6th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), Rome, September 16--18, 2002, pp. 190--203.
[pdf] Weatherly, J., Sumner, T., Khoo, M., Wright, M., and Hoffman, M. (2002). Partnership Reviewing: A Cooperative Approach for Peer Review of Complex Educational Resources. 2nd ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Portland OR, July, 2002, pp. 106--114.
Nominated for Vannevar Bush award for Best Full Technical Paper
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2001). Ethnography, Evaluation, and Design as Integrated Strategies: A Case Study from WES. 5th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), Darmstadt, Germany, September 4--8, 2001, pp. 263--274.
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2001). Community Design of DLESE's Collections Review Policy: A Technological Frames Analysis. 1st ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Roanoke VA, June 24--28, 2001, pp. 157--164.
[pdf] Khoo, M., & Tsering Norbu Martsepa. (1999). The Wrath of Rahu: Remarks on the Observation of Solar and Lunar Eclipses in Ladakh. Ladakh: Culture, History, and Development between Himalaya and Karakorum. Proceedings of the 8th Colloquium of the International Association of Ladakh Studies, Aarhus, Denmark, 5--8 June 1997. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press.
Khoo, M. (in press). The rgyu skar, the Tibetan System of Lunar Mansions: Preliminary Notes on Astronomy, Identification, Nomenclature, and Representation. In: Sperling, Elliot (ed.), Proceedings of the 8th Seminar of the International Association of Tibet Studies, Bloomington, Indiana, July 1998. Bloomington, IA: Indiana University Press.
[pdf] Khoo, M. (1997). Preliminary Remarks Concerning Solar Observation, Solar Calendars, and Festivals in Ladakh and the Western Himalaya. Proceedings of the 7th Colloquium of the International Association of Ladakh Studies, Bonn/Sankt Augustin, 12--15 June 1995. Ulm: Universität Ulm/Ulmer Kulturanthropologische Schriften.
OTHER WORK: POSTERS, WORKSHOPS, REPORTS, PANELS, ETC.
Binding, C., Tudhope, D., Ahn, J-W., Khoo, M., Lin, X., Massam, D., & Jones, H. (2013). Digging Into Metadata. 12th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop at the TPDL Conference, Valletta, Malta, Thursday 26th September 2013.
https://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/research/hypermedia/nkos/nkos2013/programme.html
[pdf] Khoo, M., Ding, Y., Kowalczyk, S., & Mayernik, M. (2013). Managing Big Data and Big Metadata: Contributions From Digital Libraries. 2013 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Indianapolis, IN, July 22-26, 2013.
Khoo, M. & Unsworth, K. (2013). Understanding Big Data Researchers. Abstract for 'Big Data: Rewards and Risks for the Social Sciences,' The Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, U.K., March 21-22, 2013.
http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/events/?id=557
[pdf] Khoo, M. (2012). Digging Into Metadata. Invited panelist: "Library and Information Science in the Big Data Era: Funding, Projects, and Future." 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012.
Khoo, M., Tudhope, D., & Binding, C. (2012). Extracting Dewey Decimal Classifications from Dublin Core Metadata Records With the DISTIL Project: Preliminary Findings and Observations. Position paper: 11th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop, Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Paphos, Cyprus, September 23-27, 2012.
https://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/research/hypermedia/nkos/nkos2012/programme2012.html
Khoo, M. (2012). Invited panelist: "Evaluating Digital Libraries - Methodologies and Challenges." Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Paphos, Cyprus, September 23-27, 2012.
Orrego, I., & Khoo, M. (2012). A Content Analysis of Metadata Records. Poster presentation, Drexel University STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program, Summer Showcase, August 29, 2012.
Kusunoki, D., and Khoo, M. (2012). Designing Digital Library Evaluation Instruments: Conceptualizing a Participatory Methodology. Poster at: The iConference 2012, Toronto, ON, Canada, February 7-10, 2012.
Kusunoki, D., Khoo, M., & Wiedenbeck, S. (2011). Lost in translation: Bridging the user-evaluator gap in evaluation instrument design. Paper at: "HCI ways of knowing, Part II: How we know what we know." The Human Computer Interaction Consortium Workshop, 2011, Pacific, CA, June 14-18.
Khoo, M. (2011) Knowledge Sharing Among Digital Library Developers. Presentation for: "Sharing Knowledge in Online Communities," Panel, 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011). Philadelphia, PA, May 23-27, 2011.
[pdf] Khoo, M., Twidale, M., Wiggins, A., & Rode, J. (2011). The Sociotechnical Learning Object Slam Happening. iConference 2011, Seattle, WA, February 8-11, 2011.
Khoo, M. (2010) IPL2: Merger Surprises. Talk: The Internet Public Library: 15 Years of Innovation, Service, and Research. Philadelphia, PA, March 16-17, 2010. As seen in Second Life:
http://www.ipl.org/div/about/ipl2institute/sl_khoo_merg_supr.html
Khoo, M. (2010) Addressing the 'Metadata Bottleneck' by Developing and Evaluating an Online Tool to Support Non-specialists to Evaluate Dublin Core. ALISE 2010 Conference, January 12-15, 2010, Boston MA.
Galloway, M., Khoo, M., Lin, X., & Park, J-R. (2009). Crosswalking IPL metadata to Dublin Core. iConference 2009, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, February 8-11, 2009.
Khoo, M. (2008) Planning a Digital Library Evaluation. Talk: Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, May 1, 2008.
Khoo, M. (2008) The Design and Evaluation of Digital Library Privacy Policies. Panelist: "Social and Ethical Implications of Digital Libraries: Community Engagement, Learning, and Human Values," ALISE 2008 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 8-11, 2008.
Khoo, M., Bowker, G., & Blanchette, J.-F. (2007). Archives and Databases. Panel: "STS and Information Studies" stream, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference 2007, Montreal, October 11-13, 2007.
Payo, R., & Khoo, M. (2007). NSDL as a Model of Collaborative Partnership for Digital Library Use and Utility. Poster, EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference, San Francisco, May 7--9, 2007.
Khoo, M. (2006). A Twisty Maze of Little Wikis, All Alike. Panel: 'Silence in the Digital Library: Why Are the Users So Quiet?': Society for Social Studies of Science Conference 2006, Vancouver, November 1--5, 2006.
Khoo, M. (2005). Tacit Knowledge, Social Practice and Technological Change. Faculty of Information Studies (FIS) Invited Speaker Series, University of Toronto, Canada.
Abstract: http://www.fis.utoronto.ca/activities/speakers/khoo.pdf
Khoo, M. (2005). Report on the Demonstration and Poster Session of the Fifth ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Denver, Colorado, June 7-11, 2005. IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 1.
http://www.ieee-tcdl.org/Bulletin/v2n1/
Khoo, M. (2005). On Non-Standard Standards: Developing Metadata for an Educational Digital Library. Panel: 'Interoperability: Beyond Standards': Society for Social Studies of Science Conference 2005, Pasadena, CA, October 20--22, 2005.
Barker, L., Davies, L., and Khoo, M. (2004). Evaluating Digital Library Implementation Using Qualitative Methods (workshop). 8th European Conference on Digital Libraries, University of Bath, September 12--17, 2004.
Khoo, M. (2004) Information Overload as Information Ontology. Panel: 'The Ontology of Scientific Objects': Society for Social Studies of Science and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology Conference, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Ecole des Mines de Paris, August 25-28, 2004.
Khoo, M. (2004). The Communicative Dimensions of Meta-design (talk). The Center for Lifelong Learning and Design, University of Colorado, February 11, 2004.
Khoo, M. (2004). Ethnography, Digital Libraries, and Evaluation and Design. "Participant Interaction in Digital Libraries," NSF workshop, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, February 6--8, 2004.
Khoo, M. (2003). From "Duck!" to "Duct Tape!": Civil Defense's Failure to Persuade, 1953-2003. Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology, Miami Beach, FL, November 19, 2003
Khoo, M. (2003). The 'Situated Complexity' of Organisational Communication: A Case Study of the Digital Water Education Library. Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, Miami Beach, FL, November 20-23, 2003
Khoo, M. (2003). A Plural Rhetoric of Science and Technology - What Does it Look Like (And Where Might I Find It?). Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology, Miami Beach, FL, November 19, 2003
Khoo, M. (2003). The Social Construction of Information: Designers, Users, and the Digital Water Education Library. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Atlanta, GA, October 18--23, 2003.
Khoo, M. (2003). Evaluating Digital Library Educational Impact: The Role of Qualitative Research. Position paper for "Developing an Evaluation Strategy for the Educational Impact of the National Science Digital Library," NSF-sponsored workshop, Washington D.C., October 2-3, 2003.
http://eduimpact.comm.nsdl.org/evalworkshop/_khoo.php
Aivazian, B., Geary, E., Sumner, T., Khoo, M., and Ireton, S. (2003). Presentation at the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Toulouse, France, July 2003
Aivazian, B., Geary, E., Sumner, T., Khoo, M., and Ireton, S. (2003). Presentation and poster session at the ED-MEDIA 2003 Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 2003
Khoo, M. (2003). Transitions: Realizations and Challenges (panelist). Annual Meeting of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology. Estes Park, Colorado, April 4--6, 2003
Aivazian, B., Geary, E., Sumner, T., Khoo, M., and Ireton, S. (2003). Serving K-12 Education with the Digital Water Education Library (DWEL). Knowledge Quest, Vol. 31:3, January/February 2003, pp. 21-22.
Aivazian, B., Geary, E., Sumner, T., Khoo, M., and Ireton, S. (2003). Presentation and poster session at the National Science Teachers Association National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, March 2003
Khoo, M. (2003). Anthropology, Evaluation, and the Digital Water Education Library. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Portland, OR, March 19--23, 2003.
Geary, E., Aivazian, B., Ireton, S., Sumner, T., and Khoo, M. (2003). The Digital Water Education Library: Investigating the Science, Economics, and Politics of Water in Grades K-12. Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Association, Long Beach, California, February 2003.
Aivazian, B., Geary, E., Sumner, T., Khoo, M., and Ireton, S. (2002). Poster session at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2002
Khoo, M. (2002). Online Groups and Experimental Ethnography. Presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, November 21--24, 2002.
Aivazian, B., Geary, E., Sumner, T., Khoo, M., and Ireton, S. (2002). Poster session at the National Earth Science Teachers Association Share-A-Thon, National Science Teachers Association Area Convention, Portland, OR, November 2002
Khoo, M. (2002). Observing Sociotechnical Change: A Case Study of a Digital Library. Presented at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, November 6--9, 2002, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Aivazian, B., Geary, E., Sumner, T., Ireton, S., and Khoo, M. (2002). Building the Digital Water Education Library (DWEL): Responding to the Needs of the K-12 Education Community. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of America, Denver, October 27--30, 2002.
Aivazian, B., Geary, E., Sumner, T., Khoo, M., and Ireton, S. (2002). Poster session at the National Earth Science Teachers Association Share-A-Thon, National Science Teachers Association Area Convention, Louisville, KY, October 2002
Aivazian, B., Geary, E., Sumner, T., Khoo, M., and Ireton, S. (2002). Presentation at the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Toronto, Canada, June.
Khoo, M. (2002). News or Chat? Communication in an Online Support Group. Presented at the Rocky Mountain Communication Association Annual Convention, February 16, 2002, University of Denver, Colorado.
Khoo, M. (2001). Ethical Considerations for Doing Anthropology on the Internet (panelist). Spring Conference of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology: "Checking Our Ethics: The Times They A-Changing," Estes Park, Colorado, April 20--22.
Khoo, M. (2001). Cyberspace: Transcending Borders, Community Building and Activism (panelist). "The People's Summit on Globalization," University of Colorado, March 8--11.
Khoo, M. (2000). The ABCs of the WWW: Asian Self-Identity in Web Site Communities. Presented at the CU East Asian Graduate Association Conference 'Outcasts,' November 2000, University of Colorado.
Khoo, M. (2001). The Shaping of Postcolonial Consumer Preferences in India (panelist). "Postcolonial Anxieties and the Unmaking of Postcolonial Theory," University of Colorado, October 13--14.
Khoo, M. (2001). Dynamics of Complaint Calls into a Wireless Telephone Customer Call Center (talk). U S West Advanced Technologies Division, August 2000.
Khoo, M. (2001). Tourism Considered as Time Travel. Presented at the Center for Humanities and the Arts Conference 'Rethinking Time,' March 2--3, 2000, University of Colorado.
Khoo, M. (1999). Virtual Ladakh 2. Ladakh Studies 11 (Summer 1999):26-27.
Khoo, M. (1998). Searching for Ladakh on the World Wide Web: The GIGO Principle and Gossip from the Electronic Bazaar. Paper for panel on 'Construction of Communal Identity in Ladakh,' 27th Annual Conference on South Asia, October 15--18, 1998, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Khoo, M. (1998). Virtual Ladakh 1. Ladakh Studies 10 (Summer 1998):26-28.
Khoo, M. (1998). Gossip From the Bazaar. Himalayan Research Bulletin XVIII(1).
Khoo, M. (1997). Phokar Dzong: A Pilgrimage Site in Ladakh. Presented at the 26th Annual Conference on South Asia, October 16--19, 1997, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Khoo, M. (1995). The Sun, Moon and Stars in Ladakhi Daily Life. Ladags Melong 1(3):37-39.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
I am a member of ACM, ASIS&T, and ALISE. I am on the program committees for the ACM-IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), and Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) (formerly the European Conference on Digital Libraries, ECDL). I have reviewed for multiple venues, including the ASIST AM, the iConference, JASIST, ToCHI, and others.