Information Sharing

The following podcasts, videos, and articles can help you learn more about faculty research at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS). 

Listen Up

Several SILS faculty members have been interviewed for radio segments or delivered talks that are now accessible as podcasts. Follow the links below to hear what they have to say.

Javed Mostafa and Assistant Professor of Health Informatics Saif Khairat share how they are using technology to help physicians interpret data faster and more accurately. Listen here.

Paul Jones and RENCI Senior Research Software Architect Michael Shoffner talk about the first radio broadcast streamed over the internet in 1994. Read more and listen.

Amelia Gibson discusses her research on the ways autistic people and their families seek and exchange information in their local communities. Listen to part one and part two of the interview with Focus Carolina.
WNCU’s “The Measure of Everyday Life” also interviewed Gibson about her work. Listen here.

David Gotz talks about data visualization applications for healthcare and beyond. Listen to part one and part two of the interview with Focus Carolina.

Cal Lee, editor of American Archivist, talks with the Archives in Context podcast, sharing his vision for the journal, advice for peer-reviewed journal writing, and strategies to get involved in professional associations. Listen here.

Cliff Missen gives a moving personal interview about his early life and his work establishing the WiderNet Project to WUNC’s Frank Stasio. Listen here.

Brian Sturm talks about storytelling and StorySquad. Listen to part one and part two of the interview with Focus Carolina.

Zeynep Tufekci discusses hate speech research and the influence of artificial intelligence in her keynote address for UC-Berkeley’s 2019 Digital Humanities Fair. Listen here.

Watch the SILS Faculty Lightning Talks series on YouTube to learn more about faculty research interests and motivations. 

Read More About It

This sampling of journal articles, columns, and interviews can help you learn more about the topics our faculty examine. In addition, two SILS professors currently serve as editor of significant research journals. Christopher (Cal) Lee is editor of The American Archivist, and Javed Mostafa is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). Several other SILS faculty members serve on editorial boards and have been guest editors for special editions of journals in their fields.  

Who Needs the Russians? Don’t blame shadowy foreign hackers for the chaos in Iowa. Blame Shadow’s caucus app.” – Zeynep Tufecki. The Atlantic (Feb. 2020)

Visual Analysis of High-Dimensional Event Sequence Data via Dynamic Hierarchical Aggregation.” – David Gotz, Jonathan Zhang, Wenyuan Wang, Joshua Shrestha, David Borland IEEE TVCG (Volume 26, Issue 1) 2020.

The Effects of Working Memory, Perceptual Speed, and Inhibition in Aggregated Search.” – Jaime Arguello and Bogeum Choi. ACM Transactions of Information Systems. 37(3). ACM. 2019.

"Science Behind the Jeopardy! Giant Killer." – Paul Jones. Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. June 2019.

Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library.” – Interview with Mary Grace Flaherty. Public Libraries; Chicago Vol. 58, Iss. 4,  Jul/Aug 2019.

Developing LIS Curricula for Information Professionals in Library Makerspaces.” – Marijel Melo. ALISE 2019 Juried Papers.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future Of Work: Human-AI Symbiosis in Organizational Decision Making.” – Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi. Business Horizons. July–August 2018.

A Deep Gazetteer of Time Periods.” [abstract pdf | slides pdf]Ryan Shaw, Adam Rabinowitz, and Patrick Golden. Digital Humanities Conference, Mexico City, 2018.

Computer-Assisted Appraisal and Selection of Archival Materials.” – Christopher (Cal) Lee. Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, 2721-2724. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018.

Optimizing Whole-Page Presentation for Web Search.” – Yue Wang, Dawei Yin, Luo Jie, Pengyuan Wang, Makoto Yamada, Yi Chang, Qiaozhu Mei. ACM Transactions on the Web. Volume 12 Issue 3, July 2018.

“Scratch Community Blocks: Supporting Children as Data Scientists” [Blog Post]. – Sayamindu Dasgupta and Benjamin Mako Hill. ACM CHI 2017.

We Will Not be Silent: Amplifying Marginalized Voices in LIS Education and Research.” – Amelia Gibson and Sandra Hughes-Hassell. Library Quarterly, 2017.

"Sanitizing Signals in Scholarship and Mass Media: Integrity Informatics." – Javed Mostafa. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 68 (3): 3-4. JAN 2017.