translation: turning research into impacts


GKC-CI: A Unifying Framework For Contextual Norms and Information Governance

Designing technology that is attuned to ethical privacy considerations is a multifaceted challenge that requires a detailed understanding of the interplay between societal privacy norms, governance factors, and information handling practices in specific contexts. A grounding theoretical framework is needed to define the “right” research questions to untangle these interconnected factors across empirical studies from different disciplines. Our recent work integrates contextual integrity (CI) and governing knowledge commons (GKC) into a combined framework. GKC-CI extends the range of inquiry supported by either CI or GKC individually, enabling further insight into privacy expectations and governing factors across contexts.


Usability Matters—I’d Like to Complain about This User Experience!

We return products if they turn out too cumbersome. Why don’t we have the same expectations for computer interfaces?


What Are They Saying? A Speech Act Analysis of a Vaccination Information Debate on Facebook

We applied Speech Act Theory (SAT) (Austin, 1962/1975) to examine social activity around vaccination debate in online social media.


Characterizing a Complex Searching Process: A Search Pace Model

Think about when you need to write a proposal for a work or learning task. Would you be able to get it done in one minute?


How Can the Knowledge Transfer of Internationally Mobile Scientists Be Detected with Bibliometric Data Alone?

The goal of this proof-of-principle study is thus to renounce the usage of citation linkages as a proxy for knowledge transfer and to present a more advanced lexical-based approach to detect knowledge transfer of internationally mobile scientists.


Social Noise: What Is It, and Why Should We Care?

This study reveals that social media users’ awareness of observation by others does impact their information behavior.

Frontiers: Reaching Beyond Human Knowledge


Artificial Intelligence: What Are We Trying to Achieve?

Now, the question is, which types of intelligence do we want our AI to possess?


Deep Learning and the Evolution of Useful Information

Deep learning has changed what we mean by data. Information that is analog in origin, like words, pictures, and molecules can now be directly interpreted by computers and learned from.

Opinion: Scholarly Ideas, Scientific Curiosity, Bold Propositions


Arbiters of Truth

Within the last five years, disinformation and misinformation have become part of our  common vernacular. These terms are often misunderstood, misused, or even used interchangeably. Clarifying definitions are critical in a world of increasingly high-stakes information sharing, and this is of particular importance for information professionals.


Unconditional Love: An Inspiration for Veterinarians, Information Scientists, and All Animal People

The core idea of all my studies emerged from my experience with two dogs who have given me unconditional love and support during my busy life.


Copyrights at the Crossroad? Bends, Turns, and the Churn

The copyright laws … help balance the private needs of creators and public interests. The question is: Do they?

Education: Bring Learning and Enlightenment to your Life


Congratulations, Dr. Kuhlthau!

A well-liked (👍) video on Carol Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process just passed 1,000 views in 8 months, making it a rising star on INFIDEOS.


Attention Doctoral Students: This Video Is for You!

How can doctoral students make theoretical and conceptual contributions to the literature of Information Science, which is especially competitive at the highest philosophical levels?


Introducing the What Makes This Paper Great? Series at INFIDEOS

What Makes This Paper Great?, goes much deeper into the Information Science literature and lingers upon landmark papers.


Optimizing New Technologies, Knowledge Management and Service Delivery in Public Libraries

This article illustrates the connections among optimizing new technologies, KM and service delivery in the context of public libraries.


The Social Nature of Information

More than ever, Information Science is attempting to understand how information is socially-constructed.


Hotel Workers Adapt to a Changing Industry

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 instigates a new wave of pandemic travel restrictions and global lockdowns, hospitality workers, including hotel workers, continue to suffer.