Jevin West gave an invited lecture for the Indiana University Libraries to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Herman B Wells Library. The title of his talk was “The Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication.”
Hans Jochen Scholl had a paper titled, “Mapping Potential Impact Areas of Blockchain Use in the Public Sector” accepted by the journal Information Polity. The paper was co-authored by Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar from the University of Granada, Spain.
Katie Davis and Cecilia Aragon were interviewed in an episode of KUOW's podcast The Record about their book Writers in the Secret Garden. The episode is titled, “How fanfiction is empowering young people.”
Chirag Shah gave a talk titled, "Going Beyond Retrieval: Task Fulfillment and Fostering with Information” at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in Melbourne, Australia.
Rolf Hapel attended the Internet Librarian 2019 conference in Monterey, CA where he presented the following talks:
- Keynote: “Smart Community Engagement & Enablement” in which he talked about how the libraries in Denmark have built a digital infrastructure that has changed the relationship between libraries and vendors.
- “A203: Design Thinking for Libraries: Concepts & Techniques” in which he shared design thinking tools that can improve services provided to library patrons.
- “Wizards, Prophets & Our Future!” in which he talked about how new technologies, such as AI and spatial/ immersive computing, can transform libraries.
Joseph T. Tennis, along with the other members of the Dublin Core Usage Board, submitted a final revision of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set to the International Organization of Standards (ISO) for publication. Pending French translation, it will likely be out by the end of 2019. If so, it will be ISO Standard 15836 – 2019.
- along with Jason Yip, was interviewed in an episode of KUOW’s Primed podcast titled “Parenting in the age of Alexa? It’s complicated.” Their research examines the impact of smart speakers, like the Amazon Echo, on the relationship between parents and children.
- was quoted in a Futurism article titled, “Scientists can’t agree about kids and screen time.”
Anna Lauren Hoffmann was cited in the Slate article “When Binary Code Won’t Accommodate Nonbinary People.” The article quoted her work on data violence from her chapter, “Data, Technology, and Gender: Thinking About (and From) Trans Lives” in Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology (Routledge Press).
- in collaboration with Shefali Haldar, Sonali R. Mishra, and Ari H Pollack, published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics. The article is titled, “Informatics opportunities to involve patients in hospital safety: a conceptual model.”
- was highlighted in a UW Medicine Newsroom article titled, “Can tech make doctors aware of their unconscious biases?”
- in partnership with Jiqun Liu at Rutgers University, received the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Best Paper Award at the 82nd Annual Meeting for their paper, “Proactive Identification of Query Failure.”
- was appointed the chair of ASIS&T’s Publication Committee.
Bernadette Boscoe co-presented with Michael Scroggins at the Maintainers Conference III: Practice, Policy, and Care in Washington, D.C. Their talk was titled "Maintaining FITS in Two Careers."