2015 News

December 21, 2015
The WiderNet Project’s newest initiative, the eGranary Pocket Library, was ranked No. 5 on Mashable’s list of 26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015. Faculty, students, and volunteers at UNC-Chapel Hill are working with colleagues from around the world to develop dozens of chip-...
December 15, 2015
Javed Mostafa, professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the Biomedical Research Imaging Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, will become the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) in January. The ASIS&T Board...
December 14, 2015
“Libraries Reach Out to Young Black Men,” an article in the November issue of School Library Journal, features the research and leadership of SILS Professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell, as well as library programs organized by SILS graduates Demetria Tucker (MSLS '78) and Faith Burns (MSLS ’15). The...
December 13, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its fall commencement on Sunday, December 13, in the Pleasant's Family Assembly Room of the Louis Round Wilson Library. In addition to the recognition of graduates, the event featured the...
December 3, 2015
Meredith R. Evans (Ph.D. '06), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was appointed Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, effective November 29. In making the announcement, the Archivist...
December 1, 2015
"For the good of the order." It's the SILS way.    Support the causes that mean the most to you on #GivingTuesday. We invite you to  include SILS (see link below). Thank YOU!   http://unc-chapelhill.imodules.com/controls/email_marketing/admin/email_...
November 15, 2015
Lane and friends at the North Seoul Tower Two undergraduates in the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program, Ana Grace Lane and Aaron Wan, studied this summer at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), located in Seoul, South Korea. They enrolled in a four-week program called the ...
November 15, 2015
By Gary Marchionini SILS Dean and Cary C. Boshamer  Distinguished Professor When describing SILS, I often point out that the name of our school is information and library science–with the science being singular. We have a rich and varied tradition, but a singular and integrated mission to educate...
November 15, 2015
By Barbara M. Wildemuth SILS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor SILS’ forays into undergraduate education began with the establishment of an information systems minor in fall 1996. Twenty students were admitted that semester, and 41 more in spring 1997. A few of them had been...
November 15, 2015
Returning to school after several years in retail management, Jennifer Bullock Rosario had a strong interest in computers and information technology, but didn’t want to focus too narrowly on the technical side of the industry. The Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program, which had...
November 15, 2015
Dr. Mae Lipscomb Rodney During Mae Lipscomb Rodney’s 32-years as Library Director at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), the only constant seems to have been change. Rodney successfully led the C. G. O’Kelly Library through a number of physical transformations, personnel expansions, and...
November 5, 2015
Registration is now open for our summer seminars to Prague and London. These two-week seminars, scheduled for May 15-28, 2016, are open to all library and information science students (not just UNC students), as well as professionals with an interest in international librarianship. The deadline to...
November 4, 2015
Join SILS in celebrating our first annual International Education Week! This is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and within SILS. It's a nationwide celebration - a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of...
October 29, 2015
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applicants to our PhD program for start in August 2016. Our doctoral program provides intensive, highly flexible and customizable preparation for a range of careers including those in...
October 21, 2015
Emily Vardell, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information Science and Library Science (SILS), has authored her first book, The Medical Library Association Guide to Answering Questions about the Affordable Care Act, now available from Rowman &...
October 15, 2015
Students, faculty, alumni, and special guests gathered to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) on September 25 at the UNC Health Sciences Library. CHIP is an interdisciplinary research and training program that plays a key role in fulfilling UNC’s...
October 6, 2015
Cliff Missen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) associate professor, director of the WiderNet@UNC research lab, and founder of the non-profit WiderNet Project, has been invited to discuss ways to make access to the Internet’s resources more...
September 30, 2015
The Coalition of Youth Librarians (COYL), a UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) student organization, hosted a banned book reading on Tuesday, September 29, in front of Manning Hall. It was one of many events on campus organized by the UNC Center for Media Law and...
September 16, 2015
Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling author of six critically-acclaimed young adult novels and two award-winning picture books, will give the Susan Steinfirst Memorial Lecture in Children's Literature on March 13, 2016, at 3 p.m. at the main branch of the Durham County Public Library. Hosted...
September 15, 2015
The WiderNet Project and WiderNet@UNC welcomed Col. Muktar Mohammed Bunza and Ms. Maimuna Izah of the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) to UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) in late August. The NDA has partnered with the WiderNet Project, a non-profit founded...
September 14, 2015
Valerie Florance, Associate Director of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, will deliver a talk titled, “Data Science–Workforce and Research Needs for Biomedical Big Data,” on Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Carolina Club, Alumni Hall III, George Watts Hill Alumni Center....
September 8, 2015
Jason Griffey (MSLS'04), an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was recently named a fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.  Berkman Center faculty, fellows, students, and associates...
August 25, 2015
Dr. Lynn W. Zimmerman (MSLS '96), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Professor Emerita from Purdue University Calumet’s College of Education, has been selected to serve as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year...
August 18, 2015
Melanie Feinberg has joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) as an associate professor. She will be teaching INLS 720, Metadata Architectures and Applications, for the fall of 2015. Feinberg was most recently an...
August 18, 2015
The two scholarships presented annually by Beta Phi Mu to outstanding new library or information students have both been awarded to first-year University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master's students. Becca Greenstein and Alena Principato have...
August 17, 2015
Kathy Brennan, PhD student and teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), presented her research abstract and participated in the proceedings of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) Doctoral Consortium in...
August 17, 2015
The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its annual orientation for new graduate students on Monday, August 17. The day included presentations on LIS professional values, career services, international opportunities, the concepts behind curriculum design, student...
August 10, 2015
Gerald Holmes (MSLS '85), Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator for University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and co-chair of the SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) Committee, has received the 2015 Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)...
July 30, 2015
Emily Crockett and Luman Ouyang, two newly-admitted Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships for the fall semester. The merit-...
July 28, 2015
Arcot Rajasekar, Frances McColl Term Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently discussed the DataBridge project with The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog. Rajasekar, who is the lead principal investigator...
July 23, 2015
As more and more police officers begin wearing body cameras, agencies must grapple with the best ways to manage and store the massive amounts of data collected by these devices.  Justin Kreft, a master’s student studying public administration and information science at the University of North...
July 22, 2015
Tammy Cox, assistant dean of administration for the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was one of three outstanding University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Employee Forum delegates to receive the Kay W. Hovious Award at the annual Forum delegate retreat in June. Yvonne Dunlap and...
July 15, 2015
Paul Jones, director of ibiblio and clinical professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the School of Media and Journalism, has received a 2015 IBM Faculty Award for $20,000. The funds will help support a project titled “Keeping...
July 13, 2015
Sarah Arnold (MSLS ’11) has been appointed Instructional Technology Librarian for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, effective July 1, 2015. As a member of the Library’s User Experience Department, Arnold will serve as the content strategist for the Library’s online...
July 10, 2015
Sumayya Ahmed, a doctoral candidate in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is spending three months in Morocco this summer with support from an American Institute of Maghrib Studies (AIMS) grant.  Ahmed’s research focuses on...
July 7, 2015
Meredith Hale, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master’s student, was the overall female winner of the Cardinal Track Club’s Four on the Fourth race held over the holiday weekend. SILS associate professor Cal Lee and graduate student...
July 2, 2015
The reception hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and UNC Library during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference was a huge success. About 80 people stopped by Bar Norcini at the Villa Florence Hotel in San Francisco the evening...
June 29, 2015
Martha Martin, contracts and grants administrator for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), became a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) in June. CRA designation is granted by the Research Administrators Certification Council to...
June 24, 2015
Abbey Thompson (MSLS ’08), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was recently appointed head of the Music Library at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., and to the rank of assistant professor. In her new role,...
June 22, 2015
Natalia Lopez, an incoming Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded a 2015 Spectrum Scholarship from the American Library Association. Offered through the ALA’s...
June 17, 2015
Wayne A. Wiegand, renowned American library historian, author, and academic, will deliver the 2015 Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture, hosted by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on September 14 at 1 p.m. at the Carolina Club. A...
June 17, 2015
Annie (Hughes) Thompson (MSLS ’08), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was appointed Director of the Jennifer Ann Wilson Dental Library (WDL) at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California...
June 16, 2015
Arcot Rajasekar, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed Francis Carroll McColl Term Professor effective July 1, 2015. “Dr. Rajasekar has shaped a research agenda on large-scale data management that is central...
June 15, 2015
Sarah Carrier (MSIS ’08) has been appointed North Carolina Research and Instruction Librarian by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, effective June 1, 2015. Carrier will coordinate research and instructional services for inquiries related to North Carolina, with a particular...
June 10, 2015
The “DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle” summer session was held May 31-June 5 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The institute, which consists of the five-day summer session and a two-day follow-up session scheduled for January...
June 8, 2015
Cal Lee, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Kam Woods, research scientist at SILS, taught a one-day workshop on BitCurator at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Vienna, Austria, in early June. The...
June 1, 2015
The Spring 2015 issue of Carolina Scientific includes a story on search engine behavior research written by Kimberly Hii, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The story focuses on...
May 27, 2015
Kari Kozak (MSLS ’07), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, received the 2014 Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. The award is given biennially to a University of Iowa Libraries’ professional staff member who has...
May 22, 2015
Tim Shearer (MSLS ’97) has been appointed Director of Library and Information Technology for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, effective May 1, 2015. Shearer will lead a comprehensive technology program for the Library and will manage the LIT department, including...
May 20, 2015
Barbara Semonche (MSLS ’76), founder of The Herald-Sun’s news library, former director of the library at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Distinguished Alumna of the UNC School of Information and Library Science, died May 13, 2015, at the age of 82. Semonche...
May 19, 2015
On Thursday, May 28, Google, GDG Triangle, ibiblio.org, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC School of Information and Library Science, UNC Department of Computer Science, and NCTA will host Google I/O Extended at the Freedom Forum Center at UNC’s Carroll Hall....
May 19, 2015
Heather McCullough (MSIS 2007), alumna of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will deliver the keynote address at Albright College’s Teaching and Learning Showcase in Reading, Penn., on May 28. McCullough’s talk, “Connection, Creativity, Community: Making...
May 19, 2015
Jeff Bollinger (MSIS 2003), alumnus of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has co-authored a book titled Crafting the InfoSec Playbook: Security Monitoring and Incident Response Master Plan, which was published by O'Reilly Media in May. According to the book's...
May 19, 2015
Reagan Moore, Director of the Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Chief Scientist at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), gave a talk titled “Data...
May 19, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has selected its newest class of Carolina Academic Library Associates (CALAs) for the 2015-2016 academic year.  The Library introduced the CALA program in 2000 to help prepare graduate students at UNC’s School of Information and Library...
May 19, 2015
David Gotz, associate professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and assistant director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP), co-edited the March 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  The issue focused on the...
May 18, 2015
The iRODS User Group Meeting 2015, scheduled for June 10-11 at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, will include presentations highlighting new features available in the iRODS 4.1 release and ways in which the software has been utilized by partners throughout the U.S. and around the...
May 18, 2015
Kam Woods, research scientist in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was recently interviewed about his work with BitCurator and the BitCurator Access project for “The Signal,” a Library of Congress blog focusing on digital...
May 14, 2015
Miriam Intrator (MSLS '03), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the 2015 Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA)....
May 12, 2015
Tim Bucknall (MSLS '89), Assistant Dean for Electronic Resources and Information Technology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), has received the 2015 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Distinguished Alumni Award for...
May 11, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its annual spring commencement on Sunday, May 10, in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Faculty, staff, family, friends, and alumni gathered to celebrate the accomplishments...
May 6, 2015
Mike Nutt (MSIS ’11), alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed Director of Visualization Services for the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries. The NCSU Libraries offers advanced visualization...
May 6, 2015
TED Talks are about to spread even further thanks to a collaboration with the WiderNet Project, a non-profit founded and directed by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) associate professor Cliff Missen. All 1,900 TED Talks will be included in the next release of...
May 5, 2015
In a competitive application process, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnae Amanda Ross (MSLS ’08) and Meg Tuomala (MSLS ’10) have been selected to participate in the 2015 Archives Leadership Institute at Luther College (ALI@Luther). Funded by the National...
May 4, 2015
Six University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master’s students will have the opportunity to study librarianship in Europe this summer thanks to the Baker & Taylor Scholarships for SILS summer seminars. Rebecca Williams and Anne Harding...
May 1, 2015
Robert Coleman Gibbs (MSLS ’59) passed away April 28, 2015, at the age of 84. Born August 27, 1930, in Bath, N.C., Gibbs served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, completed his bachelor's degree at Duke University, and earned his master’s degree in library science from the School of Information...
May 1, 2015
Megan England (MSLS '13), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was named a Rising Star at the annual New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Conference Honors and Awards Reception on April 21. England, an Atlantic City...
April 27, 2015
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Assistant Professor Mary Grace Flaherty and Master of Library Science (MSLS) student Faith Burns have received a $5,000 Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association to develop “Read & Reach: A Resource for...
April 24, 2015
Zekun Hu and Halley Hair, graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), have been awarded scholarships to attend the 2015 National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER) in Chicago, May 18-20. The scholarships,...
April 22, 2015
Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for her proposal “Big Data and the Algorithmic Threat to Democracy and Civil Society.”   Tufekci is one of two...
April 21, 2015
Susan Dumais, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft, Deputy Managing Director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond, and Adjunct Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, will be the 2015 spring commencement speaker for the School of Information and Library Science...
April 21, 2015
Justin Stidham, a UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate who has worked in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Library for the last three years, has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Student Employee Appreciation Award from the Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB). Stidham was one of...
April 15, 2015
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students, faculty, and staff have nominated eight SILS faculty members for consideration for the 2015 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence: Ron Bergquist Mary Grace Flaherty Stephanie Haas Sandra Hughes-Hassell Mohammad...
April 15, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) hosted its first annual Project Fair to showcase the work of students on April 10 in Manning Hall. More than 20 graduate and undergraduate students presented their research and creations to fellow...
April 15, 2015
William Stevens Powell, the acknowledged dean of North Carolina historians and an alumnus of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, died April 10, 2015, at age 95 in Chapel Hill. Powell was the author or editor of more than 100 books, pamphlets and articles about North...
April 14, 2015
Across the world, people in developing countries have access to some of the Internet’s most valuable educational resources thanks to the efforts of UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) associate professor Cliff Missen and the WiderNet Project. Recently the WiderNet Project has...
April 8, 2015
Rebecca Vargha, director of the library at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will receive the Rose L. Vormelker Award at the opening session of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) 2015 Annual Conference in Boston on June 14. A press release from the SLA...
March 30, 2015
Robert Newton Broadus, long-time faculty member at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), passed away on March 19, 2015, at the age of 92. Broadus was a professor at SILS from 1976-93 and greatly influenced many students during his tenure. He authored a widely-used...
March 27, 2015
The Library Journal has named Adam Rogers (MSLS '10) one of 50 “Movers & Shakers 2015.” Since 2002, the journal has annually published the list to recognize outstanding librarians and others in the library field who are making an exceptional impact on their communities and the profession. As...
March 26, 2015
Luke Miller (MSIS ’10) has authored his first book, The Practitioner’s Guide to User Experience Design, which was published by General Assembly in January. According to the book’s description, The Practitioner's Guide "breaks down the essence of what it takes to meet a customer's needs and shows...
March 18, 2015
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Jaycie Vos (MSLS ’13) and current MSLS student Rachel Walton were recently honored at the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) 2015 Annual Conference. The conference, “Removing Barriers: Outreach and Diversity in Action,” took...
March 18, 2015
Although there are more donkeys than vehicles on Lamu Island, and no Internet, the ancient Swahili settlement off the coast of Kenya has fast access to Wikipedia and millions of other documents thanks to a pioneering worldwide project directed from Chapel Hill, NC. Cliff Missen, WiderNet Project...
March 17, 2015
On Sunday, May 10, 2015, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its spring commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements. Ceremony The SILS ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham...
March 13, 2015
Dr. Diane Kelly, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, has been selected for the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) Academic Leadership Program (ALP) for 2015-16. Eight Fellows are selected annually to engage in a...
March 12, 2015
Shannon Harris (MSLS ’12) has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) to participate in its 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders (EL).  The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups, network with peers, gain an...
February 25, 2015
Abigail Flanigan, a Master of Library Science (MSLS) student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded the 2015 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant. The grant is given by the Preservation and Reformatting...
February 24, 2015
The 10th annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture will feature Andrew T. Fiore, Growth and Internet.org Research Manager at Facebook, exploring how traditional and new approaches to data science can be combined to help better understand the motivations behind human behavior. The lecture,...
February 23, 2015
Jaycie Vos (MSLS ’13) attended the Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Madison, Wis., in October 2014. She presented a paper, titled “Oral Histories on Display: Curating a Physical and Digital Exhibit for the SOHP's 40th Anniversary.” She also chaired a roundtable discussion, “Moving to...
February 23, 2015
Two $1,000 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted undergraduates in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Bachelor's in Information Science (BSIS) degree program have been awarded to Ellanor Jordan and Lincoln Sward for the spring 2015 semester. The scholarships are...
February 20, 2015
Neil Bost Glenn, 83, of Vero Beach, Fla., passed away on February 14, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 8, 1931, in Burlington, N.C., Glenn was the son of Ross William Glenn and Alice Hawn Glenn. He earned his B.S.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in...
February 10, 2015
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Emily Hurst (MSLS ’08) has been hired as the new Head of the Research and Education Department at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hurst began this position in January and looks forward to...
February 6, 2015
Knowledge from the project will help improve search systems (such as Google or Bing) across different domains and develop tools that will enable other researchers to test their own solutions. Dr. Jaime Arguello, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of...
February 3, 2015
Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gave a TED Talk, “How the Internet has made social change easy to organize, hard to win,” which is now available online at http://www.ted.com/talks....
January 30, 2015
CurateGear 2015, an interactive day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods, brought archivists, librarians, and other professionals from across the country to Chapel Hill on January 7, 2015. Participants saw demonstrations, heard about the latest developments, and discussed...
January 20, 2015
Dr. Laura Sheble (Ph.D. ’14) has been named runner-up for the 2015 iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation, titled “Diffusion of Meta-Analysis, Systematic Review, and Related Research Synthesis Methods: Patterns, Contexts, and Impact.”  The iSchools organization presents the...
January 12, 2015
The WiderNet Project has released the Ebola Pocket Library to help disseminate critical information about the disease to health care workers, community leaders and individuals in parts of the world that do not have Internet access. “We have seen during this tragic outbreak how much the lack of...