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

  • Zhao, C., Twidale, M. B., & Nichols, D. M. (2018). Acquiring metadata to support biographies of museum artefacts. In M. Dobreva, A. Hinze, & M. Žumer (Eds.), Proc 20th International Conference on Asian-Pacific Digital Libraries: Maturity and Innovation in Digital Libraries (ICADL 2018) Vol. LNCS 11279 (pp. 304-315). Hamilton, NZ: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04257-8_31 Open Access version:

  • Nichols, D. M., & Cunningham, S. J. (2018). Aotearoa's future courts: the technological possibilities for an online court. In ODR Forum (pp. 21-22). Auckland, NZ.

  • 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:

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