I'm an associate professor in the Department of Information Studies, which is part of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. The aim of information studies is to understand the ways in which people interact with information—how and why they produce it, organize it, look for it, communicate it, and put it to use.

Specifically, I'm interested in a subfield of information studies that's sometimes known as cultural informatics. Cultural informatics looks at the ways in which cultural institutions (libraries, archives, museums, etc.) organize information about the resources (books, a…

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