translation: turning research into impacts


Early Career Publication and Thesis by Publication (TBP) in Academia

In the thesis by publication (TBP) model, academic research gets published through a commercial publisher, mostly as a journal article or a book chapter which the university considers as the fulfillment of the academic program.


Higher Novelty, Longer Handling Process? Evidence from 700,000 Publications

In the field of Scientometrics (or Science of Science), whether novel ideas experience more difficulties in dissemination and adoption is of particular interest. Evidence has been found that highly novel papers and grant proposals often suffer from stricter scrutiny and are more likely to be negatively evaluated.


Lost at starting line: who will not be able to adapt to university life?

The transition from secondary education to higher education could be challenging for most freshmen due to a completely unknown environment and autonomous learning style, which leads to the emergence of the maladaptation phenomenon.


Justice and Inclusion in Research: Opportunities for Microaffections in Human Research Infrastructure

For more inclusive studies, researchers should go beyond minimum mandated ethical assessments in research design. Here I share examples of ethical tensions from my work with teens. I then argue for examining research using the lens of infrastructure and identify opportunities to increase justice and inclusiveness in research processes, including incorporating microaffections.


Collaborative Sensemaking: The Starting Point of Intelligent Information Use by Teams and Groups

Sensemaking, the process of forming meaningful representations of a task or problem’s information space, is the starting point of intelligent information use.


The Genealogy of Knowledge Service Innovation Research: Progress and Frontier

Drawing the genealogy of knowledge service innovation research can provide reference for the research direction, research issue and work practice of knowledge service innovation in Information Science. 

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


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.


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.

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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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