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Co-authored by Dr. Michael Zimmer and Dr. Nicholas Proferes and published in the Aslib Journal of Information Management, the paper titled “A Topology of Twitter research: disciplines, methods, and ethics,” has been named as the 2015 Outstanding Paper by the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

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UWM Creates Free App to Help Families and Libraries encourage Children to Read The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Waukesha County public libraries collaborated on a free app for parents to track books read to their children. The app supports the popular “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program offered by libraries nationwide. The goal is to encourage parents and grandparents to read to children, fostering literacy later on. (See http://www.wcfls.org/early-literacy for more information.)

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Maria Haigh and Nadine Kozak have been studying StopFake.org, a Ukrainian website that was formed to analyze Russian media reports after the Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea last year.

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The iConference 2015 Best Poster Award goes to “Metaphors of Privilege: Public Library Makerspace Rhetoric” by Shannon A Crawford Barniskis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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SOIS Associate Professor Tom Haigh’s January column titled “The Tears of Donald Knuth: Has the History of Computing Taken a Tragic Turn?” in Communications of the ACM (CACM), was downloaded more than 105,000 times.

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Join a panel of information professionals for the session “Library 3D Printing: Unlocking the Opportunities, Understanding the Challenges” which takes place during the 2015 American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The session will be held from 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 1, 2015, in the McCormick Convention Center room W470A.

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Looking for elective courses for the Spring Semester? Check out the course offerings from the UW-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies. Learn how information is retrieved, organized, manipulated, repackaged and applied in nearly every aspect of our increasingly digital culture and economy.

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The book, “Cultural Synergy in Information Institutions,” explores the information-sharing processes that exist and the ways cultural forces influence these processes In modern society, humans are more connected than ever before and the power to share and use information continues to grow with advancements in technology and other cultural trends.

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SOIS is pleased to offer free bus transportation to the upcoming WLA Annual Conference and SOIS Annual Reception at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Wisconsin Dells. Why Attend? Great networking and professional development opportunities!

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Tomas A. Lipinski has been named dean of the School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).
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