For Jane Garner, a crushing disappointment could not have come at a better time.
It was the summer of 1964, and the recent University of Texas graduate was in Washington training to become a Peace Corps librarian in Chile. At the end of the summer, Garner was told her perfectionist nature would 'cause too much trouble.' She was effectively kicked out of the Peace Corps.
Even digitized, unprocessed sound collections, which hold important cultural artifacts such as poetry readings, story telling, speeches, oral histories, and other performances of the spoken word remain largely inaccessible.
AUSTIN, TX - The School of Information student chapter of ASIS&T's subcommittee AWIT was awarded the NCWIT Student Seed Fund Grant for $1,0000. AWIT will use the grant to hold an iSchool Showcase mini-conference in spring of 2014.
Assistant Professor Matt Lease has accomplished a rare feat for a young faculty member, securing three prestigious early career awards in one year from federal government agencies. "To receive one career award from a federal funding agency is recognition of early prominence and a strong predictor of future scholarly impact," said Dean Andrew Dillon. "To receive three, all in one year, is unprecedented in my experience.
Most people assume that Amazon.com's massive online workforce is anonymous, but a study by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other universities has uncovered a security vulnerability that makes it relatively easy to uncover many workers' personally identifying information.
U.S. News & World Report's "2014 Best Graduate Schools" has ranked The University of Texas at Austin's School of Information in the top five nationally among public colleges and schools of library and information science. This is the second time in a row that the school has been placed in the top five.
The school is ranked number six overall nationally, up from eighth when last ranked.
Assistant Professor Tanya Clement is a foremost scholar in the digital humanities field. Her work involves rethinking how institutions curate humanities data and how contexts resulting from changing resources and technologies influence humanists' scholarship.
AUSTIN, Texas - The School of Information (iSchool) at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $1.2 million gift from the estate of longtime librarian Mary Boyvey. The gift represents half of the estate of Boyvey, who passed away May 12 at the age of 91.