Study shows challenges to protecting privacy of library users Dec 7, 2023 2:45 pm656 views The biggest challenges libraries face in protecting the privacy of patrons are a lack of training and technical knowledge, particularly with increased use of digital services, according to a study by information sciences professor Masooda Bashir. Study: YouTube did not actively direct users toward anti-vaccine content during COVID-19 Sep 15, 2023 10:45 am348 views New research led by data science experts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and United Nations Global Pulse found that there is no strong evidence that YouTube promoted anti-vaccine sentiment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, performed an algorithmic audit to examine if YouTube’s recommendation system acted as a “rabbit hole,” leading users searching for vaccine-related videos to anti-vaccine content Information sciences professor developing tool to make data visualizations accessible to blind researchers, students Sep 12, 2023 11:30 am750 views Information sciences professor JooYoung Seo is developing a data visualization tool that converts data to sound or Braille to make visual representations of statistical data accessible to researchers who are blind or visually impaired. Media advisory: Emily Knox to testify before Senate judiciary committee about book bans Sep 11, 2023 9:00 am650 views Emily Knox, a professor of library and information sciences, will testify before the Senate judiciary committee about the right to intellectual freedom and why people attempt to ban books. Should educators worry about ChatGPT? Apr 4, 2023 9:15 am2484 views Educators need to help students understand and use artificial intelligence language tools in appropriate ways to prepare them for a future in which their use is commonplace, says English and information sciences professor Ted Underwood. Mellon-funded project tracks how stories of racial violence spread, were reported Feb 17, 2023 8:45 am821 views Ryan Cordell, a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor of information sciences and of English, is leading a project to examine how stories of racial violence circulated in late 19th century and early 20th century newspapers and how those stories relate to trends in contemporary social media. Paper: Social justice storytelling helps librarians advocate for patrons, themselves Nov 2, 2022 7:00 am1113 views Library schools should teach social justice storytelling skills to students so they can advocate for the needs of underserved patrons, says information sciences professor Kate McDowell. Study looks at food-buying behavior during different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic Aug 9, 2022 8:15 am1657 views Grocery shopping in person remained extremely common throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while restaurant dining was more vulnerable to surges in case rates, according to a new study examining how Americans acquired food at various points during the pandemic. Illinois information sciences alumnae, professor preserving Ukrainian cultural heritage online Apr 28, 2022 8:45 am1099 views The Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online project aims to preserve digital records when web servers and physical records and objects are at risk of being destroyed by Russian attacks on Ukraine. How will termination of research partnerships with Russia affect global scientific research? Mar 7, 2022 1:30 pm1666 views University Library professor Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe said the actions are a significant shift in policy from a long tradition of scientific diplomacy. Why is a past attempt to ban 'Beloved' from a high school curriculum a political issue now? Nov 10, 2021 8:30 am4298 views Emily Knox, a professor in the School of Information Sciences and the author of “Book Banning in 21st-Century America,” said societal issues, such as changing racial demographics and disagreements over how to teach the history of race, prompt challenges to certain kinds of books. Center for Children's Books examines Newbery Medal's history, legacy Oct 8, 2021 9:15 am796 views A book of scholarly essays and a symposium consider what Newbery books reveal about attitudes toward children’s literature. Model helps predict, analyze decision-making on adopting Type 2 diabetes medical guidelines Jun 14, 2021 8:45 am1022 views A new computational framework incorporates social interactions to analyze how best to communicate about new medical guidelines to encourage their adoption. Illinois researchers to digitally preserve history of live musical performances, including Krannert Center events Mar 25, 2021 11:45 am1028 views The digital scholarship project involving University of Illinois and U.K. researchers will work with materials from Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Children's literature scholar examines how 'production stories' minimized slave labor Feb 8, 2021 8:45 am1195 views Information sciences professor Elizabeth Hoiem created a digital resource to evaluate 19th-century children’s stories that taught about how commodities such as sugar were made. Retracted scientific paper persists in new citations, study finds Jan 5, 2021 9:00 am1560 views Information sciences professor Jodi Schneider is leading an effort to prevent the spread of retracted research. Illinois professor proposes guide for developing common data science approaches Jun 25, 2020 9:00 am986 views University of Illinois information sciences professor Victoria Stodden proposes a way to develop recognized data science processes for research. Survey of US academic libraries documents COVID-19 pandemic responses Mar 27, 2020 11:30 am2267 views An online survey is tracking the responses of academic libraries to the COVID-19 pandemic and providing data on their actions in real time.