translation: turning research into impacts


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.


Information Sustainability in Marginalized Communities

Our research studied an ICT4D project in remote areas of Bangladesh which gave 300 women in 3 villages smartphones with call and data credits for 3 years.


Designing for Serendipity in Online Knowledge Communities: An Investigation of Tag Presentation Formats and Openness to Experience

We investigate how perceived serendipity was influenced by different tag presentation formats and the participants’ openness to experience in a controlled environment.


Flat structure is better for team performance

By analyzing over 7.7 million teams from Science (e.g., Computer Science, Physics), Social Sciences (e.g., Sociology, Library & Information Science), and Arts & Humanities (e.g., Art), we find that flat team structure is associated with higher team impact.

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


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?


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.

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






跨学科合作连接多个学科的知识、理论、技能、工具、方法,已经成为科研团队之间共享知识、创新思维的重要方式。面对数量日益增多的跨学科学术论文,我们又该如何去精准量化其跨学科性呢?这篇文章从“多样性-均衡性-差异性”三维框架出发,认识到传统方法中人为分配学科框架体系的局限性,提出“主题多样性(Topic Diversity, TD)”的方案,实现了对期刊跨学科性更加准确的量化。



当你要搜索一个复杂的学习任务时,搜索可能需要花费不少时间,而且还可能经历若干阶段。这篇文章呈现了信息行为细粒度和粗粒度两种视角结合的信息搜寻行为阶段分析,提出了“搜索进度模型(Search Pace Model)”。