Borgman to Receive Award of Merit

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Professor Christine L. Borgman, Distinguished Research Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies Emerita at the University of California, Los Angeles is the 2019 recipient of the ASIS&T Award of Merit, the highest honor presented by the Association.

Borgman on KCBS Radio – Are Data Dividends The Solution?

Professor Borgman talked with KCBS Radio’s Susan Leigh Taylor this morning to respond to Governor Newsom’s State of the State Address. In his address, Newsom introduced plans to have his team draft a “data dividends” proposal. The idea being that, if tech companies are going to make money off your personal data, you should get a cut. Borgman discusses the cross-cultural differences regarding privacy and how policy decisions could reinforce current power structures and inequalities.

How to Think About Data: A Conversation with Christine Borgman

Professor Christine Borgman was interviewed by Dr. Dan Turello at the Library of Congress for the “Insights” blog which discusses Scholarly Work at John W. Kluge Center. Within this interview Dr. Turello and Professor Borgman discuss her experience as a woman in mathematics in the 1970s, the definition of data, digital preservation, and more. Professor Borgman is a current member of the Library of Congress Scholars Council which advises on matters related to scholarship at the Library, with special attention to the Kluge Center and the Kluge Prize.

Dr. Borgman’s October Appointments at Harvard

Professor Christine Borgman will be participating in a fellowship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for October 2018 with a joint appointment at the Harvard Data Science Initiative. During her CfA fellowship, Dr. Borgman plans to advance a decade-long study of astronomy data practices to ask questions about the durability and fragility of these infrastructures and the invisible work required to sustain access to data, tools, instruments, publications, documentation, and other infrastructure components. Lessons learned are expected to advance data stewardship in astronomy and other scientific domains.

Professor Borgman and Irene Pasquetto Podcast from The Cochrane Colloquium 2018

A conversation with Professor Christine Borgman and Ph.D. Candidate, Irene Pasquetto about their Cochrane Colloquium presentation “How and why do scientists reuse others’ data to produce new knowledge? Background, Foreground, and Beyond.” Within this podacast they discuss different types of data reuse, and the social, political, and technological challenges facing open science.

Professor Borgman and Irene Pasquetto present at the Cochrane Colloquium in Edinburgh

Professor Christine Borgman and our Ph.D. Candidate, Irene Pasquetto presented at the Cochrane Colloquium from September 15th through the 18th at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland. This annual event discusses research into important global health questions and promotes evidence-informed health care. Professor Christine Borgman and Irene Pasquetto discussed systematic reviews, data reuse, and ethics in biomedical research.

The CKI Annual Advisory Board Meeting 2018

On February 2, we hosted our Advisory Board Members, Sloan Program Director, and two guests from UC Berkeley for a full-day meeting and discussion at the UCLA Department of Information Studies. Many thanks to our guests for their contribution and counsel in the...