Engagement and Impact

The projects and programs linked below help demonstrate the impact of research and outreach by faculty and students at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS).

BitCurator
Open source digital forensic software developed to support collecting institutions.

Community Workshop Series
Volunteers teach basic technology and computer classes at three local public libraries. In 2019, 34 student volunteers delivered 100 workshops to 500+ community members.

Cyber Carpentry Workshop
NSF-funded program to help early career researchers learn best practices for data intensive computing and data life-cycle management.

ENABLE
The Extensible Network-Accessible Biomedical & Health Informatics Lifelong learning Environment encourages students and professionals from diverse backgrounds to explore careers or advanced training in biomedical and health informatics.

ibiblio
Online public library with freely available software and information.

iRods
Open source data management software used by research, commercial, and governmental organizations worldwide. Originally developed by a team led by SILS Professors Reagan Moore (retired) and Arcot Rajasekar.

Project READY
Free, online professional development modules for librarians and other educators interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy.

StorySquad
Literacy project that facilitates storytelling in schools, libraries, hospitals, and cultural organizations.

WiderNet
eGranary digital libraries provide online content in an offline format to developing countries.


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