Research Blog

Social Trust in Internet Infrastructure

Ashwin J. Mathew, School of Information, UC Berkeley

From its inception, the Internet has held the promise of creating more democratic societies, by bringing people across the world into conversation and closer relationships with each other. Yet it seems that hardly a day goes by without a data breach, concerns about “fake news”, or newly discovered vulnerabilities in the computer systems that we Read on! →

Understanding Design Education in Librarianship

Rachel Ivy Clarke, Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Although creating information tools and services is an integral aspect of the field, American librarianship is typically considered a social science. In my 2016 dissertation, I demonstrated that an alternative epistemological approach—that of design–is an appropriate framework for librarianship, offering opportunities for innovation, empowerment, and stronger explicit alignment with the values of the field.1 However, Read on! →

International Degree and Post-Diploma Mobility in Information Science

Vera Hillebrand, Berlin School of Library and Information Science

My master’s thesis deals with the international degree and post-diploma mobility in information science. I explored patterns of the geographical mobility of researchers to find out if in this research field there exists a “brain drain.” Brain drain or brain gain describes the migration of scientists from their home country to another. The results are Read on! →

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distributed work  (1)
education in library and information sciences  (1)
infrastructure studies  (1)
library science  (1)
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