Ricardo Gomez is one of the faculty leaders for the UW Center for Human Rights new program: Immigrant Rights Observatory. The Observatory uses public records research and community partnerships to monitor implementation of and compliance with state laws protecting immigrant rights. Recent work by Gomez, with Marika Cifor and Yubing Tian (in review, JASIST), analyzed records obtained from Grant County documenting patterns of collaboration and other information practices between local law enforcement and federal immigration enforcement.
Two iSchool papers received awards at the 2020 ASIS&T Virtual Annual Meeting:
- Best Long Paper Award: An Yan, Caihong Huang, Jian-Sin Lee, Carole Palmer: “Cross-Disciplinary Data Practices in Earth System Science: Aligning Services with Reuse and Reproducibility Priorities.”
- Best Student Paper Award: Chris Holstrom: “The Effects of Suggested Tags and Autocomplete Features on Social Tagging Behaviors.”
Jin Ha Lee had a journal article accepted to JASIST titled, “Describing, Organizing, and Maintaining Video Game Development Artifacts.” The article was co-authored with Claire McDonald, Marc Schmalz, A. Monheim, Stephen Keating, Kelsey Lewin (Video Game History Foundation), and Frank Cifaldi (Video Game History Foundation).
Hans Jochen Scholl, Elsa Estevez (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina), and Theresa A. Pardo (University at Albany-SUNY) prepared an edited volume for Springer's Public Administration and Information Technology (PAIT) series under the title of Smart Cities and Smart Governance: Towards the 22nd Century Sustainable City. The peer-reviewed 16-chapter volume will become available in print and electronically in January of 2021.