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Kathryn Masten and Jiangping Chen

By admin2019 - Posted on 04 February 2015

Dr. Masten recently received a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Science from the University of North Texas (UNT), after completing significant coursework at Indiana University (IU). Her previous work experiences include serving as the Associate Director for UNT’s interdisciplinary Texas Center for Digital Knowledge; as the Graduate Assistant for IU’s Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, and as a senior technical writer and knowledge management coordinator for Eli Lilly and Company, a major pharmaceutical. Her primary research areas are community and social informatics, with a particular concern about information inequity issues, such as the digital divide.

From Data to Knowledge, From Local to Global, the Research Questions for Information Professionals

What are the important problems we may be able to address as a researcher and information professional in this fast changing digital world? This presentation raises some research questions related to challenges we face in dealing with data, information, and knowledge under local context as well as global environment. Also it reports an exploratory analysis of funding opportunities from federal agencies such as IMLS, NSF, and NIH in the areas of intelligent information access, big data, community knowledge, education, and information users. Sample projects will be discussed to explore collaborative research opportunities with national and international information institutions.