translation: turning research into impacts


Information Integrity, Academic Integrity, and Generative AI

Information science is well-positioned to lead and critically inform the development of theoretical and technological frameworks that support information integrity and academic integrity. If we agree with the argument that generative AI tools and technologies share such high-level facets as people, information, data, technology, and their interaction with information science, then it is our responsibility to embrace the opportunities and address the emerging informational, social, ethical, and cultural challenges.


What Is Infrastructural Meaning-Making and Why Do We Need It?

Not only is it becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish fact from opinion, but also to understand why certain content ends up in our feeds, recommendations or search results in the first place. Yet it’s more important than ever to understand it. This is where infrastructural meaning-making comes into play, and it’s something that the datafied society needs to understand.


The Colors of Disinformation

If we think about phrases, cliches, or old adages in the English language, many of them are rooted in a color, or the lack thereof. Many of these phrases also speak to the phenomenon of disinformation, its spread, and its entrenchment in our daily lives. This short essay will introduce several such colorful phrases.


Social Informatics in the Global Perspective

Social Informatics (SI), in its broadest sense, is an approach for understanding interactions between various societal systems and information-communication technologies.


Converging Horizons: Melding Bekenstein’s Bound and Landauer’s Principle

The integration of the Bekenstein bound and Landauer’s principle represents a milestone in comprehending the limits and principles governing information and energy. By weaving these concepts together, we illuminate pathways that span various disciplines, enriching our comprehension of the natural world’s intricacies.


Is the World Different Depending on Whose AI Is Looking at It? Comparing Image Recognition Services for Social Science Research

We examined the reliability of image recognition services by conducting a cross-comparison across three popular image recognition services: Google Vision AI, Microsoft Azure Computer Vision and AWS Rekognition.

Frontiers: Reaching Beyond Human Knowledge


Mental Health and Title IX: Challenging Privacy and Transparency

How transparent are universities about mental health resources and student privacy relative to Title IX? What are best practices for information dissemination relative to these resources? What should students know about privacy, transparency, and mental health relative to Title IX?


Endangered Social Media Innovations Part 1: Usenet’s Small World Model Preventing Large Scale Content Manipulation

Yet another troubling development in social media is research that looks at ways to help online discussions stay on-topic and to prevent discussions from descending into exchanges of hostilities.


Digital Libraries for People: Ethical Design, Adaptive Exploration, Analytical Support

There are new and emerging trends in data science, information science, information retrieval, and artificial intelligence which have influenced and continue to influence our thinking and the ways in which we design and evaluate digital libraries.

Opinion: Scholarly Ideas, Scientific Curiosity, Bold Propositions

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Social Media is Killing Our Tribes

Social media has not helped us build a strong and resilient tribe with diverse skills and resources. It is now simply geared to help us find others that “like” the same things as we do, which is not the connection points for tribes.


In Its 90th Year the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Sidelined Information Professionals: Here’s How You Can Help

In early June, Australia woke to the news that the nation’s public broadcaster (the Australian Broadcasting Corporation) was making its librarians and archivists redundant.


Wikis: A Viable Platform for Supporting Academic Research Operations

Modern collaborative Wiki platforms can be used to support and facilitate the research process, and to provide a starting point for the efficient implementation of a knowledge management system in academic research settings.

Education: Bring Learning and Enlightenment to your Life


Opening Doors to the World: Reading’s Role in Children’s Holistic Growth

In this article, we embark on a journey to explore the multifaceted significance of reading during the formative years of a child’s life, focusing on its pivotal role in nurturing holistic development and the enduring impact it leaves on young minds.


The Dark Side of India’s Education System: The Silent Suffering of Its Youth

This article delves into the pervasive and concerning issue of the intense pressure on Indian children to excel academically. Within India’s highly competitive education system, the pursuit of top grades and entrance exam scores is akin to a high-stakes game, leaving students grappling with anxiety attacks, low self-confidence, depression, and, tragically, suicidal tendencies. The proliferation of coaching institutes in places like Kota exacerbates this pressure, pushing young minds to their breaking point. This article sheds light on the harrowing consequences of this relentless race for marks and calls for urgent reforms, emphasizing the need to prioritize holistic development, mental health support, and a nurturing environment for India’s youth.


Silenced Voices: Ripples of Book Ban

The written word, a conduit for the human experience, has long held a central place in our society. While the arguments in favor of book bans often revolve around protecting children from perceived harm or maintaining societal norms, their side effects ripple across multiple facets of our world.


Unlocking Minds: The Battle Over Banned Books and the Power of Free Thought

In a world where information and ideas flow freely, the concept of banning books may seem archaic or even regressive. However, throughout history and even in the present day, certain books have faced censorship, removed from libraries, challenged in schools, and restricted from young readers. While the intent behind banning books may be rooted in concerns over sensitive or controversial content, it’s essential to recognize that these banned books often hold immense value and provide valuable learning experiences for young minds.


Attending the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in London, England? Need to “Cover” a Class You are Teaching this Fall? Hold an Information Science Video Festival!

All educators occasionally wrestle with the matter of travel or other interruptions during the academic semester that take them away from the classroom. This posting offers a turnkey way for information science teachers to productively fill the gap: Hold an Information Science Video Festival!


Five Pillars of Reading

Reading is a fundamental skill that is essential for a child’s academic success in school and beyond. While some children are naturally gifted readers, other children have difficulty with reading and require additional instruction and practice. The five pillars of reading provide an effective framework for teaching and reinforcing these reading skills.

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Desarrollo de competencias de búsqueda de información en línea en escolares

las competencias para la investigación en línea de los estudiantes en Chile, no necesariamente están suficientemente desarrolladas para abordar sus tareas escolares.


Dime cómo planteas tu problema, y te diré qué tan difícil es

Encontrar las palabras correctas para recibir los resultados deseados se puede volver una tarea difícil, y hasta frustrante


¿Se debe estudiar en medio del caos?

Si bien existen múltiples opciones educativas con contenido curado, dentro de las cuales también hay motores de búsqueda especializados, las estadísticas indican que 5 de cada 6 estudiantes prefieren acudir a los motores de búsqueda Web para realizar sus deberes escolares (Byrne, Kardefelt-Winther, Livingstone, & Stoilova, 2016)

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