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iConference 2020 Award Winners Announced

26 Mar 2020 20:26 | iSchools News (Administrator)

iConference 2020, the iSchools' annual information conference, continues to move forward in its new virtual format. At the conclusion of today's program (Day 4), the organizer’s offormally named the winning submissions for this years Research Papers and Posters categories. Here are the results:

Winner, Lee Dirks Award for Best Full Research Paper

Identifying Historical Travelogues in Large Text Corpora Using Machine Learning


Authors: Jan Rörden, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria); Doris Gruber, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria); Martin Krickl, Austrian National Library (Austria); Bernhard Haslhofer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria)


Winner, Best Short Research Paper


Challenges in Organizing and Accessing Video Game Artifacts


Authors: Jin Ha Lee, University of Washington (USA); Marc Schmalz, University of Washington (USA); Stephen Keating, University of Washington (USA); Jeewon Ha, University of Washington (USA)


Winner, Best Poster


Who Gave You the Right?: Exploring Power and Politics in Journalism and Academic Work Chronicling Hurricane Maria


Authors: Amy Chew, University of Michigan, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Gabriela C. Delgado-Fernandini, University of Puerto Rico, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Jamario Devon Cantrell, Vanderbilt University, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Daniel Carter, Texas State University, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3)


All winners and finalists will receive a certificate commemorating their achievement. In addition, the winners of the Lee Dirks Award will share a $1,000 prize courtesy of Springer and the iSchools.

Visit the conference Awards page for a complete summary of this year’s winners and finalists. The iSchools and the conference organizers congratulate the winners and all finalists, and thank them for contributing to the overall high quality of this year’s submissions.


iConference 2020 began on March 23 and remains in progress as of press time. Part 1 of this year’s iConference will conclude on Friday, March 27, with the presentation of our popular Sessions for Interaction and Engagement. This will be followed by the commencement of Part 2, with a series of Special Presentations taking place for another week. See the Virtual Program Schedule for details and start times.


iConference is a presentation of the iSchools and is organized by the University of Borås: Swedish School of Library and Information Science, and Oslo Metropolitan University: Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science. Sponsors include the City of Borås, Monash University, and Springer.

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