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Visualizing Big Data

Big data. It’s a term we hear constantly in our workplace. But do we really know what big data is and how dynamic it can be? What is it used for and how does it impact academic libraries? Lots of questions I know, but I’ll attempt to visually and verbally describe what big data is. … Continued


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What’s Happening at NEXIS?

This semester, the NEXIS (New Explorations in Information and Science) students worked on creating new and innovative ideas to present to the NEXIS lab. We asked them what inspired them to make their projects and what it took to get them there. Here are just some of the amazing projects that were produced thanks to … Continued


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DoodleBook: A New Tool for Digital Learning

  Over the past year, Dr. Jun Wang, research assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University; his research partner, Felice Frankel, a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); a team of students from across Syracuse University; and me, serving as a project research assistant, worked to create a new … Continued


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NEXIS Lab Recap: A Look at Students’ ‘Future’ Projects

The student-run technology lab NEXIS had its end of the semester tech demo to end the school year recently in the ICEBox space at Hinds Hall. The event was labeled ‘Future Wednesday’ (a play off of the name the group usually uses–‘Future Friday’), and showed off the work the students have been dedicating their time to for … Continued



A Nexus of Student Research – and One NEXIS Lab Student’s Path

The NEXIS student research lab occupies a place of pride at the iSchool, enabling students to pursue special projects in an unconventional setting. Many students are quick to associate this facility with the emerging technology that it houses and the educational seminars that NEXIS members frequently host. Yet sometimes, people have trouble in comprehending the … Continued


NEXIS Student Technology Lab Hosts Demo Showcase Wednesday

Have you dreamed about flying a drone or walking through a virtual world? You might get to do those things at Syracuse University this week. This Wednesday, the NEXIS student research lab is hosting an open house–and its “Future Wednesday” technology showcase–at the School of Information Studies (iSchool). The event takes place from 1:00 to … Continued



Big Matters Discovered Behind Student-Built Game, ‘Little Matter’

An Arduino controller coupled with a NEXIS-themed, 3D-printed case pairs well with a brand-new video game developed by two iSchool students. The combination produced a new experience last week – the video game Little Matter–a central exhibit at the NEXIS Lab #FutureFriday event. Jay Getman and Alexander Krapf, both sophomores at the iSchool, collaborated to make their own video game … Continued


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A Brief Introduction to The Research Life

Editors’s Note:  The following is a post from Professor Steve Sawyer, the Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs here at the iSchool.  This post is the first in a series focused on research.   One distinguishing character of great universities like Syracuse is the attention paid to research.  Since most of us last thought … Continued