Call for Chapters: “Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges”

I am extremely happy to announce this call for chapters for "Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges", which I am co-editing with Dr. Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda at the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and the Institute for…

The Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress: Challenges for Information Practice and Information Policy

I'm very excited to announce the publication of "The Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress: Challenges for Information Practice and Information Policy" in the July 2015 issue of First Monday. This work develops some of my earlier posts (here,…

CFP for First Monday special issue: “A Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond”

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Choose Privacy Week 2015: Toward a set of Best Practices to Protect Patron Privacy in Library 2.0

In celebration of Choose Privacy Week, the annual initiative of the American Library Association that invites the public into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age, I've written the following guest post for the CPW blog: Toward a set of Best Practices…

How I am Celebrating Choose Privacy Week 2015

Today marks the start of Choose Privacy Week, the annual initiative (always May 1-7) of the American Library Association that invites the public into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. Along with Center for Information Policy Research,  I've been a proud…

Joining NISO Project on Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO), a non-profit standards organization that develops, maintains and publishes technical standards related to publishing, bibliographic and library applications, has been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a Consensus Framework to…

New Project on Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Libraries (and some aftermath)

This week, at the Center for Information Policy Research, I launched a new project on Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Libraries: Public libraries are increasingly turning to cloud computing solutions to satisfy their technological needs in order to best…

IR15 Presentation: “Privacy and Control in Mark Zuckerberg’s Discourse on Facebook”

This week I'm attending the 15th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers -- IR15: Boundaries and Intersections -- in Daegu, Korea. I had the great privilege to present on a research collaboration with Dr. Anna Lauren Hoffmann, where we…

The West Bend Challenges: Open Access and Intellectual Freedom in the Twenty-First Century

I'm very excited to announce the publication of a special issue of Library Trends dedicated to the 2009 controversy over select Young Adult books at the West Bend Community Memorial Library. The special issue, titled "The West Bend Challenges: Open Access and Intellectual…

A Topology of Twitter Research: Disciplines, Methods, and Ethics

I'm pleased to announce the publication of "A Topology of Twitter Research: Disciplines, Methods, and Ethics" in the Aslib Journal of Information Management, a project I co-authored with Nick Proferes. It appears in a special issue dedicated to "Twitter data analytics",…