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Looking beyond the stars: A critique of the scrape-and-report online reviews scholarship

While collecting a set of characteristics of online reviews (e.g., star ratings) to make predictions about review “helpfulness” or product sales might be an innovative idea 15 years ago, this line of research is now approaching a saturation point.


Single-Person Households Food Information-Seeking

Some people use social media, cookbooks, food media, and so on to plan their menus or learn to cook. Here, we pay attention to the intersections between consumers who live alone, their approaches to seeking food preparation information, and variations in their search practices.


Bibliotherapy in School and the role of School Librarians

Bibliotherapy is a type of therapy that makes use of literature to assist clients in resolving emotional, interpersonal, or behavioural issues. It is a strategy for using reading to advance mental health and wellbeing. From private consultations with a mental health expert to reading circles facilitated by a school librarian, bibliotherapy can take many different forms. The books used in bibliotherapy are specifically selected to address the issues that the individual or group is dealing with.


What Is an Information Ecosystem?

What is the information ecosystem? This study reviews the surprisingly long history of ecological concepts like the “ecosystem” in library and information sciences, as well as the potential difficulties of uncritically carrying over ecological terms into the information age.


The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Future of Work

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to change how we organize work. However, to truly understand the impact of AI, it’s important to understand the key dimensions of the work context in which it is used.


Dissecting Harmful Memes on Social Media

Memes have steadily transformed from being humorous into menacing artifacts that often end up empowering hatemongers, story-bearers, and nefarious elements of the society. Here are recent advances in analyzing harmful memes from various perspectives, while setting a tone for future directions in multimodal content moderation.

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


ChatGPT and Academic Integrity

Introduces ChatGPT and discusses the academic integrity implications and concerns raised by researchers and educational institutions and the importance of rethinking learning assessment approaches and strategies.


Gamification in Theory and Practice Seminar—Designing an App

If video games and their game elements are attractive to the younger generation, why not offer a practical course about game elements and how to integrate them into (mobile) applications?


Information Science Macareindeer

Season’s Greetings from INFIDEOS, a YouTube channel of educational videos about Information Science. Information Science Macarena is a short (2-minute), light-hearted, holiday-themed celebration of some of our field’s colorful characters and their ideas. It was created with students in mind, but is a holiday gift to all enthusiasts of Information Science.


Can CAPTCHA be More Accessible?

Can CAPTCHA practices be made more accessible? That’s the question explored in a recent publication by the W3C’s Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group.


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.

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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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