translation: turning research into impacts


Why Does Data Quality Matter? How to Evaluate and Improve Data Quality for Machine Learning Systems

With data as the infrastructure, and machine learning and deep learning as the technology foundations of building AI systems combined, they largely determine the performance, fairness, robustness, reliability, and scalability of AI systems.


Ethical Dilemma in Artificial Intelligence: A Focus on Natural Language Processing bias

Ethical dilemma is a common problem for humans, but this is as true for humans as it is for machines. Hence, machines need to be enhanced to make the optimal decision in the face of ethical dilemma.


“Lucky points” of scientists’ referencing behavior

In our recent study (Liu et al., 2022), we dissected a reference list with five distinct dimensions, namely the number of references, the number of citations of references, the age of references, the number of nodes in a reference cascade, and the density of bibliographic coupling networks.


How do mobile health apps empower users to enhance well-being during pandemics?

In this research, we aimed to understand how mHealth apps empower end-users to enhance their well-being against the pandemic event.


Is it effective to flag social media content made by a prominent individual? Evidence from Donald Trump’s Twitter activity says otherwise

To what extent should influential social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook censor objectionable posts by prominent individuals in the United States and elsewhere?


Considering the personal dimensions of researchers’ data lifecycles

To explore these personal dynamics in relation to data lifecycles, I analyzed a small series of interviews with astronomers about their data and research practices to better understand the affective influences on researchers’ data sharing behavior over time.

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


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.


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.

Education: Bring Learning and Enlightenment to your Life


Tips for Library Staff to Help Promote User Education in School Libraries

User education is the process of teaching users how to effectively use library resources and services. It’s important because it helps students get the most out of the library and its resources.


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.


Information Science Road Trip

Information Science Road Trip takes sightseers on a panoramic journey through 10 “big ideas” of Information Science.


With Great Power…Comes a Return to our Information Roots

AI is related to our information roots that can help us see AI not as a major break with the past, but a rebranding and re-imagination of ongoing issues in information science and technology studies.


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?

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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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