Associate Professor David Nichols

Associate Professor (Computer Science)

Qualifications: BSc(Hons) PhD Lancaster PGCertTT Waik CEng MBCS CITP

Contact Details

Room: G.2.08
Phone: +64 7 858 5130
Extension: 5130
Fax: +64 7 858 5095

About David

I received BSc(Hons) (1989) and PhD (1994) degrees in Computer Science from Lancaster University, UK. My PhD focused on Intelligent Learning Environments; after my PhD I was a post-doctoral researcher on digital libraries within the Computing Department at Lancaster.

In 2000/1 I was a visiting lecturer here at Waikato. In 2001/2002 I was a Visiting Lecturer in Digital Libraries at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Human-information interaction
  • Digital Libraries
  • Library & Information Science
  • User Experience

Recent Publications

  • Nichols, D. M., & Twidale, M. B. (2017). Metrics for openness. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68(4), 1048-1060. doi:10.1002/asi.23741 Open Access version:

  • Cunningham, S. J., Nichols, D. M., Hinze, A., & Bowen, J. (2016). What's news? Encounters with news in everyday life: A study of behaviours and attitudes. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 17(3), 257-271. doi:10.1007/s00799-016-0187-1 Open Access version:

  • Cunningham, S. J., Hinze, A., & Nichols, D. M. (2016). Supporting gender-neutral digital library creation: a case study using the GenderMag toolkit. In A. Morishima, A. Rauber, & C. L. Liew (Eds.), Digital Libraries: Knowledge, Information, and Data in an Open Access Society: 18th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2016) Vol. LNCS 10075 (pp. 45-50). Tsukuba, Japan: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-49304-6_6 Open Access version:

  • Cunningham, S. J., Nichols, D. M., & Bowen, J. (2016). Personal video collection management behavior. In Proc 16th IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2016) (pp. 219-220). Newark, New Jersey, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/2910896.2925440 Open Access version:

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