Ocean Data for Decision-Making
This project draws upon principles of knowledge democracy to develop data for decision-making (D4D) tools and resources that local organizations can use to more effectively work with (and within) their target communities and with scientists and policy makers to generate and use marine data to manage marine resources and ecosystems.
Examining the Role of Public Libraries in Combating Misinformation
Libraries have the potential to be key players in combating misinformation and threats to democracy. This project develops a community lab model for use in public libraries in Washington.
Development and Access to Information 2019
In response to governments’ commitment to promote meaningful access to information (A2I) as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the report provides a range of indicators of how well countries are performing. Looking at four different pillars of access – connectivity, social…
Data for Decision-Making Curriculum
The curriculum was developed in response to the results of a needs assessment conducted by Myanmar’s Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation
TASCHA Researchers Head to AfLIA Conference
Jason Young and I are headed off to Nairobi to participate in the 3rd AfLIA Conference & 5th African Library Summit, hosted by the African Library and Information Association and Institutions (AfLIA), our partners in the Advancing Library Visibility in Africa (ALVA) project. The theme for …
Data for Decision-Making (D4D)
How can communities and organizations be supported to better participate in the co-creation of actionable knowledge?
Preliminary Activities of the Advancing Library Visibility in Africa Project
Library services play a critical role in supporting communities across the African continent as they pursue sustainable economic growth and social progress. In spite of this, libraries are often overlooked as potential development partners, largely because they lack the data to effectively illustrate…
Facebook to Support Digital Literacy in Myanmar
We are so excited for our friends at Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF), for their recent partnership with Facebook, to create safe and meaningful digital literacy experiences. Facebook is working with MBAPF to add more content to the Mobile Information Literacy (MIL) …
Digital Skills for Digital Equity
How do you identify what skills people need to equitably participate in digital life?
iSchool Research Symposium: Michael Best on “Value Sensitive Design, U.N. Peacekeeping”
Georgia Institute of Technology’s Michael Best will be giving the sixth lecture in the iSchool’s Research Symposium, titled “Value Sensitive Design and U.N. Peacekeeping.” Dr. Best’s research focuses on the intersection of information technologies and international development. Dr. Best will be …