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Sara Mannheimer

Sara Mannheimer

Assistant Professor and Data Librarian, Montana State University
Sara Mannheimer is an Assistant Professor and Data Librarian at Montana State University, where she helps shape practices and theories for curation, publication, and preservation of data. Her research is rooted in the examination of the social, ethical, and technical issues that arise as we—as a profession and as a society—grapple with the implications of a data-driven world.

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We all know that automated personal assistants can find you the closest gas station or sushi spot. But can that same technology be programmed to find the best ten articles for a student’s assignment? The capability is unclear, as is the advisability of the task. But what is clear is that voice-driven technology as well as arbitrary algorithms are changing the ways in which users may be driving or directed in their information tasks. Taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, and similar tools have been used for decades in delivering effective online search. But now, with Alexa and Siri potentially being in the room, shouldn’t libraries and vendors be talking about what’s operating under the hood?

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