translation: turning research into impacts

  

Impact of Internet of Things (IoT) on Energy Management and Efficiency

One of the most significant aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) is its profound impact on energy management practices. By integrating IoT technologies into energy systems, organisations can achieve remarkable advancements in efficiency, cost-effectiveness, resource optimisation, and environmental sustainability.

  

Misinformation, Disinformation, or Information Crafting?

As many countries, including Australia, Canada, and the U.S., regularly welcome immigrants with diverse backgrounds, it is essential to understand whether immigrants moving to a new country can make informed decisions by consulting formal information agencies such as the immigration ministry. What information sources do immigrants consult to gather information about their life in a new country? How helpful are they in making informed decisions about life in their host country? What information is shared with immigrants by formal information agencies such as the immigration consultants?

  

Monsters in Qualitative Data

A challenge associated with understanding reflexivity lies in its subjective interpretation, influenced by individual perspectives. In social sciences research, researchers acknowledge their identity and standpoint concerning participants, yet often neglect to integrate this awareness into the analysis phase. Reflexivity is linked to both our self-perceptions and our views of the world, reflecting our personal standpoint. This underscores the importance of recognising the presence of ‘monsters’ within qualitative data. In the context of qualitative analysis, monsters symbolise more than mere creatures of folklore or mythological beings. Instead, they represent manifestations of societal fears, anxieties, and cultural complexities that lurk beneath the surface of human experience. These monsters embody the collective imagination and subconscious of a society, reflecting its deepest fears, desires, and uncertainties.

  

Teaching Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in China: Strategies and Challenges

Individuals with intellectual disabilities require long-term education in specialized schools or institutions due to their unique learning needs and behavioral habits. Teachers with specialized training are essential in their education process. Based on volunteer experience at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, we summarize common teaching strategies employed by teachers and challenges encountered in teaching to present the landscape of special education in China and to enlighten future LIS research.

  

Understanding the Metaverse through Four Sociotechnical Dimensions

The term Metaverse stands for the concept of the emerging virtual world that promises to revolutionize how we interact within digital environments and with each other. To fully grasp its potential and complexity, it is essential to understand it through four distinct but interrelated dimensions: Immersiveness, Social Networking, Persistence, and Interoperability. These dimensions serve as a foundation to appreciate the Metaverse’s unique characteristics compared to concepts and implementations of previous virtual spaces like Second Life.

  

Sweet and Bitter Information: A Tasty Metaphor

Have you ever considered the similarities between information experiences and experiencing different tastes? What does come to your mind when you think of “sweet information”? How about “bitter information”? How does it manifest in the ways we interact with information on various platforms? Can you recall an instance where you encountered information that you initially found “sweet” but later had a “bitter” impact? Conversely, have you ever encountered information that seemed bitter initially but revealed valuable insights after further reflection? How might the taste metaphor enrich our understanding of information experiences? What implications might this metaphor have for information literacy and critical thinking skills?

Frontiers: Reaching Beyond Human Knowledge

 

Unmasking Health Myths: Crafting Quality Standards Against Online Misinformation and Disinformation.

Unmasking Health Myths: Crafting Quality Standards Against Online Misinformation and Disinformation Lubna Daraz and Cicek Dogu COVID-19 has become the

  

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.

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

  

Teaching Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in China: Strategies and Challenges

Individuals with intellectual disabilities require long-term education in specialized schools or institutions due to their unique learning needs and behavioral habits. Teachers with specialized training are essential in their education process. Based on volunteer experience at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, we summarize common teaching strategies employed by teachers and challenges encountered in teaching to present the landscape of special education in China and to enlighten future LIS research.

 

Alerting the Imagination: Rethinking Triggers in Publishing

In the evolving landscape of literature, ‘triggers’ serve as alerts for potentially distressing content, sparking debates on the delicate balance between reader well-being and freedom of expression. While aiming to create a safer reading experience, ‘triggers’ face criticism for potentially stifling intellectual growth and creative exploration. The ongoing debate questions whether these cautionary measures infringe on artistic expression and personal choice, akin to warning labels on tobacco products.

 

Read Smart Read Right

The intricate world of reading techniques and the art of reading goes beyond mere consumption. It is an active engagement with information, an intellectual journey, and a means of personal and professional empowerment.

 

From Dewey to Digital: Unpacking the Roles of Blended and Traditional Librarians

With the evolving landscape of technology and education, the role of librarians has undergone significant transformations. Two prominent models have emerged in recent years—the traditional librarian and the blended librarian. This article aims to provide a detailed comparison between these two approaches, highlighting their characteristics, responsibilities, and the impact they have on the library profession.

 

Primary Learning Alchemists: Unveiling the Magic of School Librarians

This article delves into the profound reasons why school librarians’ matter, particularly within the context of primary education.

  

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.

Spanish: Contenido en español

 

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)

Chinese Content

 

从生态视角解读情报响应的基础条件及业务系统机理

解决决策过程中信息不完备的问题是情报工作的核心要义,通过情报基础建设来为情报任务响应做好准备,实现情报事业的可持续发展,是情报学术不可忽视的研究议题。

 

基于弱监督数据学习领域语义表示的科学数据集检索方法研究

在数据集检索应用中,如何能够更好地利用深度学习模型实现数据集的语义检索呢?

 

高关注论文视角下研究前沿识别的多方法融合研究

当前不同的研究前沿识别方法有各自不同的优缺点,为更全面、客观地识别研究前沿,我们分别采用了共被引分析、耦合分析、词频分析和共词分析4种不同的识别方法,并探索将这4种方法所得的识别结果进行融合的途径。