Information Policy

Examining the set of rules, laws, or regulations that affect the creation, process, use, and destruction of information

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Mapping Information Access

Time frame
2013-Present
Investigator
Emily Knox

Mapping Information Access is a collaborative academic research project to study and understand the landscape of information access and availability in public schools and libraries in the United States.

There are more than 18,000 public school districts and more than 9,000 public library systems in the US. Each of these institutions is as a central node of information access for the…

Practical Ethics for Working with Human-Centered and Online Data

Time frame
2015-Present
Investigator
Jana Diesner
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

How can we be rule compliant and still innovate? The collection and analysis of human-centered and/ or data are governed by multiple sets of norms and regulations. Problems can arise when researchers are unaware of applicable rules, uninformed about their practical meaning and compatibility, and insufficiently skilled in implementing them. We are developing and delivering educational modules…

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