Dr. Hasting's interests include digital image retrieval, cultural heritage, telecommunications, automated systems and networks and evaluation research. Her current research explores the use of 3-D digital objects in learning environments.
Faculty and Staff
Samantha Kelly Hastings, Ph.D.
|Department:||School of Library and Information Science
College of Information and Communications
School of Library and Information Science
B.A., English & Math Minor, University of Arizona
M.L.I.S., University of South Florida
Ph.D., Library & Information Science, Florida State University
Dr. Samantha Hastings has worked as a consultant and built full-text and image databases for accountants, dentists, doctors, lawyers and county and state governments. Along the way, she has worked to help public libraries and museums connect to the Internet and share their cultural objects in a digital environment. Her current passion is directed to eliminating illiteracy in South Carolina and everyday she sees us getting closer to the goal. Beyond the economic impact of a literate work force, people who read succeed and their quality of life improves.
Institute for Museum and Library Services for Cultural Heritage Informatics Leadership (CHIL): An Experiment in Responsive Doctoral Studies, Arns, J. and Hastings, S.K. Co-PIs. Submitted Fall 2009, $870,000. Four years of funding.
National Endowment for the Humanities for Increasing Understanding of the African American Experience with 3D Digitization Capability. In process of submission ($397,117)
Dr. Hasting's research interests influence how she views the changing roles for information professionals. She says that without library and information scientists, there is little hope that people will be able to find the information and knowledge needed to flourish in the digital environment. She tries to integrate real world experiences as reflected by teamwork and product development in all of her classes that range from research methods to digital image management.
Hastings, S. (2013). Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics.
Chung, E., Hastings, S., & Miksa, S. (2010). A framework of automatic subject. American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(4), 688-699.
Hastings, S., Lunin, L., & Martin, K. (2009). Perspectives on design: Information technologies and creative practices. American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60(9), 1874-1942.
Hastings, S., Lunin, L., & Martin, K. (2009). Design: Information technologies and creative practices. American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60(9), 1874-1976.
Hastings, S., Kravchyna, V.(2008). Museum websites and their visitors: Information needs. VDM Verlag.
President, Association for Library and Information Science Educators
Acquisitions editor, ASIST Monograph series
Former president, American Society for Information Science and Technology