translation: turning research into impacts


The Significance of Social Media in Shaping Students’ Academic Performance: Challenges, Benefits, and Quality Assurance Outlook

The study advocates for educational institutions to incorporate digital literacy training and privacy education on a proactive basis. Also, it stresses the importance of ongoing monitoring and evaluation to ensure that the benefits outweigh the challenges. Finally, the wise and appropriate use of social media may reframe and elevate students’ academic journeys.


Asking Questions So That They Will Be Answered

The World Wide Web has enabled knowledge sharing on a global scale. Through groups known as social question and answer (Q&A) communities, people can ask questions and collaboratively co-create knowledge. The question the study investigates is simple: Are the interactions resulting from the questions posted influenced by how the question is framed?


The Comparative Uncertainty Criterion: A New Approach to Assessing Model  Accuracy

The scientific community is currently grappling with a reproducibility crisis, marked by an alarming increase in the number of published articles that have been retracted due to errors or fraudulent practices. This crisis can be attributed to various factors, including the intense pressure to publish, insufficient training in research methods, and flaws in the peer review process.


Behavioral Economics in the Epoch of Technology: Decision-Making Processes

In the digital age, understanding decision-making processes has become increasingly vital. It is germane for individuals, businesses and managers to understand the complexities of overloaded data to navigate the information era properly and make intelligent decisions. The availability of information and the quick speed of technological improvements have substantially altered how decisions are made.


Breaking Down Barriers: An Analysis of Inclusivity Challenges at Scientific Conferences

Academic conferences are incredibly valuable opportunities for researchers. They offer a chance to share research and preliminary findings, receive feedback, and improve an ongoing work. Regrettably, the ability for researchers from many countries to attend academic conferences is increasingly becoming a challenge due to the resulting economic hardships that the Covid-19 pandemic (among other factors) has caused. These issues, which are being felt globally, have had an especially significant impact on (semi)peripheral regions.


On the Current State of Query Formulation for Book Search

Formulating a well-defined search query is one of the prominent success factors in getting relevant search results on any search system. However, no latest review or survey exists in the literature that studies query formulation from the perspective of book retrieval. The authors fill this literary gap by studying query formulation in light of research publications from 2007-22.

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


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.


“Evaluation Game” in Book Publishing

A discussion of the place of books in incentive and tenure systems.


“Library and Information Science” Explained and Embodied in 5 Minutes

“What is Library and Information Science?” in a 5-minute video. LIS is cast as the mediating force between publications and people. Further, the video distinguishes the academic discipline (library and information science) from the related concepts of its institution (the library) and profession (librarianship). Along the way, several key concepts are defined, such as the reference interview, reader’s advisory, bibliographic control, and information retrieval. Three distinct types of libraries are named (public, academic, special).


Navigating the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Empowering Information Professionals to Support International Students Using AI Technology

As educational institutions strive to accommodate the needs of this diverse demographic of students, information professionals are presented with a unique opportunity to harness the power of AI technology and elevate their role in enhancing the international student experience.


Reshaping Academic Applications: The Multifaceted Impact of Generative AI/ChatGPT for Growth

New, paradigm-changing technologies like ChatGPT provide us with a good opportunity to consider our professional identity and how we can grow as professionals.


The Timeless Significance of School Libraries in the Google Age

Despite the convenience and speed of online resources, school libraries continue to hold a significant place in fostering learning, critical thinking, and personal growth among students.

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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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