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Nov. 13, 2014

SODA282tmcReduced.jpg?itok=SgvFirLzThe Socio-technical Data Analytics (SODA) specialization at GSLIS is making sure that students have the skills necessary to thrive in the messiness that surrounds working with real data. Now in its second year, students in the SODA specialization are producing a portfolio of projects that showcase how data analysis can contribute to solving real-world...

Nov. 13, 2014

Kathryn La Barre, GSLIS associate professor, has been invited by the Knowledge Organization Research Group to work with doctoral students and faculty in the School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM). The Knowledge Organization Research Group at UWM is dedicated to scientific excellence, cooperation, social responsibility, and the dissemination of research in the field of knowledge organization.

La Barre will visit SOIS on November 19-21, where she will attend meetings and classes and work with faculty and doctoral students. On November 20...

Nov. 6, 2014

The National Science Foundation recently featured current research about cybersecurity education programs, one of which is co-led by GSLIS Assistant Professor Masooda Bashir.

The Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP) is funded by the NSF and teaches students how to protect the nation’s cyber infrastructure by designing more secure systems and methodologies, as well as better cyber policy. Bashir works closely with students in the program as well as with agencies and laboratories who provide student...

Oct. 14, 2014

Update: Organisciak, Teevan, Dumais, Miller, and Kalai received the Notable Paper Award at HCOMP 2014 for the following research paper.

The New Scientist recently featured research on crowdsourcing conducted by doctoral candidate Peter Organisciak. The article, “Online crowd can guess what you want to watch or buy,” highlighted research conducted by Organisciak and a team of researchers from Microsoft Research and...

Apr. 11, 2012

GSLIS Professor and CIRSS Director Carole Palmer recently shared her thoughts in the University of Illinois feature, "A Minute With . . .," following the Obama administration's announcement of a $200 million research initiative in "big data" computing:

Informatics is about methods and strategies for using information in organizations, networks, cultures, and societies. Our job is to make advances that help people get access to and work...

Nov. 9, 2011

Six GSLIS students recently participated in the first GSLIS in a Flash: Lightning Talks on Current Research held in October. These lightning presentations followed the familiar PechaKucha format, with each presentation lasting six minutes and forty seconds. Full video of the event is now available.

Topics and presenters included:

"Critical Issues in the Juvenile Detention Center Library," presented by Jeanie Austin, CAS student

"A Historical Perspective of Student Employment in Academic Libraries," presented by Beth Bohstedt, MS student...

Jun. 25, 2010

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) has been awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from IMLS totaling $988,543 to develop a sustainable and transferable model for educating library and information science master's and doctoral students in data curation through field experiences in research and data centers.  

GSLIS is collaborating with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences, on Data...

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