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2020 Award Winners and Finalists

Update: Participants and award finalists are advised that due to the complexity of our transiton to a virtual format, there will be no formal award presentation ceremonies this year. Instead, award winners will be announced on our website and in a message to conference participants.


Lee Dirks Award for Best Full Research Paper

Named in honor of Lee Dirks, friend and early supporter of the iConference, this award comes with a $1,000 cash prize from Springer and the iSchools organization. 

2020 winner

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)

runners up

AI Models and Their Worlds: Investigating Data-Driven, AI/ML Ecosystems Through a Work Practices Lens  Author: Christine T. Wolf, IBM Research (USA)

Educating for democracy? The role of media and information literacy education for pupils in Swedish compulsory school Authors: Hanna Carlsson, Linneaus University (Sweden); Olof Sundin, Lund University (Sweden)

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)

“In the beginning, it was little whispers…now, we’re almost a roar”: Conceptualizing a model for community and self in LGBTQ+ health information practices Authors: Vanessa L. Kitzie, University of South Carolina (USA); Travis L. Wagner, University of South Carolina (USA); A. Nick Vera, University of South Carolina (USA)

Trolling Trump Author: Pnina Fichman, Indiana University - Bloomington (USA)

Best Short Research Paper Award

2020 winner

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)

runners up

How does media reflect the OA and Non-OA scientific literature? A case study of Environment Sustainability Authors: Tahereh Dehdarirad, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden); Jonathan Freer, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden); Alexander Mladenovic, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

Indigenous Cultural Sustainability in a Digital World: Two Case Studies from Aotearoa New Zealand Authors: Anne Goulding, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand); Jennifer Campbell-Meier, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand); Allan Sylvester, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)

On the Breakdown of the Controlled Environment Paradigm in Norwegian Archival Repositories Author: Herbjørn Andresen, Oslo Metropolitan University

The What of Data: Sharing Appropriate Scientific Research Author: Bernadette Marie Boscoe, University of Washington (USA)

Best Poster Award

2021 winner

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)

runners up

Dealing with privacy - Personal Privacy from a research data management perspective Authors: Live Håndlykken Kvale, Oslo Metropolitan University; Peter Thomas Darch, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Digital Literacy Initiatives in Canada: Exploring Successes from Multiple Perspectives Authors: Heidi Julien, University at Buffalo, SUNY; Brian Detlor, McMaster University

“I Like the Way the Skin Looks”: Player Perspectives on Aesthetic Appeal and Self-Representation With Video Game “Skins” Authors: Alia Fatima Reza, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Adanna Floris Nedd, The Pennsylvania State University, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Sabrina Chu, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Amy Castillo, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Zuaira Khan,  iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Daniel Lowell Gardner, University of California, Irvine,  iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3)

Telling Multifaceted Stories with Humanities Data: Visualizing Book of Hours Manuscripts Authors: Rongqian Ma, University of Pittsburgh; Kai Li, Drexel University



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