About

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Information & Culture is an academic journal printed three times a year by the University of Texas Press. It publishes original, high-quality, peer reviewed articles examining the social and cultural influences and impact of information and its associated technologies, broadly construed, on all areas of human endeavor. In keeping with the spirit of information studies, we seek papers emphasizing a human-centered focus that address the role of and reciprocal relationship of information and culture, regardless of time and place. 

The journal welcomes submissions from an array of relevant theoretical and methodological approaches, including but not limited to historical, sociological, psychological, political and educational research that address the interaction of information and culture.

To learn more about our submission standards or submit an article for publication in Information & Culture, visit our submissions page.


Editor

Ciaran B. Trace headshotCiaran B. Trace is an Associate Professor at the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Higher Diploma in Archival Studies from University College Dublin and a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. She has taught previously at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Trace’s work explores what constitutes a literate society, and the role that recorded information plays in creating and sustaining literate environments (both personal and professional). Her work has been published in Information and Culture, Archival Science, Archivaria, Archives and Manuscripts, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, and the Journal of Documentation. Her work has also appeared in the proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL), and the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST).


Co-Editor

Andrew Dillon HeadshotAndrew Dillon is the V.M. Daniel Professor of Information Studies at the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. A graduate of the National University of Ireland (Cork, B.A. and M.A. first class) and Loughborough University (Ph.D. Psychology), he was appointed Research Fellow at the Human Sciences & Advanced Technology Research Institute in the UK before moving to Indiana University where, amongst other duties, he developed and served as the founding Director of the Masters in Human-Computer Interaction at the School of Informatic. In 2002 he joined the School of Information at UT-Austin and served here as dean for 15 years. His research centers on human behavior and cognition in the context of information and has been funded by NSF, Microsoft Research, and SLA among others. He has authored more than 100 papers, including four books, and is currently working on a framing of information infrastructures that draws on a richer understanding of humans as users.


Managing Editor

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Richard H. Thompson holds a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Southern California. Before joining the masters program in information science at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information, Dr. Thompson studied the interactions between visceral and somatomotor neural circuits that mediate the expression of goal-directed behaviors like feeding and drinking. His current interests center around the use of structured environments to facilitate the organization and management of large datasets with diverse content.


Editorial Fellow 

Alyssa Anderson headshotAlyssa Anderson is a second-year masters student at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information, exploring topics in the fields of data analysis, ontology, and linked data. She is passionate about making information more accessible to improve knowledge. In addition to her role as Editorial Fellow, Alyssa is the Digital Initiatives Graduate Research Assistant at the Alexander Architectural Archive & Library, where she is focused on metadata ingest and encoding projects with the UT Libraries’ digital asset management system. Before joining the School of Information, Alyssa worked in non-profit data management and prospect research, and has held internships with ExxonMobil and the Neill-Cochran House Museum. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature at Rice University.


Senior Book Reviews Editor

Amelia Acker is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. She studies the emergence and standardization of new information objects and data traces communication networks. Currently, she is researching data cultures, information infrastructures and digital preservation contexts that support long-term cultural memory. Amelia’s current research program addresses emerging digital traces and mobile computing cultures that are shaped by new data collection practices amongst different kinds of users, designers, technologists, and institutions. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and has been published in journals such as the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Archival Science, and the Annals of the History of Computing.