Myeong Lee

Information Science

Information Management

KNEXT: Data Analytics to Support Innovation Communities

KNEXT is a three-year collaborative project between Kent State University (KSU-SLIS) and the University of Maryland (UMD-CIS), which partners with local public libraries, small business development centers, economic development organizations, and community advocacy groups to bring advanced data analytics and business intelligence (DA&BI) services to public libraries in order to support small businesses, entrepreneurs, and community advocates within two recovering communities in Ohio and Maryland.

Virtual Observatory of Innovation Communities and Ecosystems (VOICE): Advancing Big Data with Ecology Theory and Data Science

Today's digital revolution is fostering remarkable innovations. The landscape of innovation is rapidly changing and thus difficult to navigate or study. Understanding broader participation in innovation requires large datasets on the innovation participants and their activities. As organizational and industry boundaries become fuzzy in the digitized world, small data analysis cannot fully explain how boundaries shift and evolve. Open innovation leads to overlapping roles of designer and user, making it inadequate to examine innovation development and adoption separately.

How are Information Deserts Created? A Theory of Local Information Landscapes

To understand issues about information accessibility within communities, research studies have examined human, social, and technical factors and contexts by taking a socio-technical view. While this view provides a profound understanding of how people seek, use, and access information, this approach tends to overlook the impact of the larger structures of information landscapes that shape people’s access to information.

Open Data Impact Map

The Center for Open Data Enterprise is a non-profit organization that aims to maximize the value of open data as a public resource that anyone can use. As a means to promote the impact and value of using open data, the center designed and developed the Open Data Impact map. As a Data Science & Technology Fellow at the Center for Open Data Enterprise, I have worked on the Open Data Impact Map, which is a searchable, centralized database of open data use cases from around the world. The map shows the distribution of organizations in the world that make use of open data.

Drupal Course Management Module for UMD Websites

This project was designed to provide most up-to-date courses information to University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) websites. Since most ARHU websites were implemented with Drupal (Content Management System), a Drupal module was developed to migrate the university's course catalogs into Drupal databases. For crawling the course catalogs, Brady Law (CS student)'s Python scripts were modified and re-implemented.

Information Environment Analysis for the Korean Cultural Center D.C.

Bryon Baumstarck (MIM student, class of 2014) and I conducted this project as the final project of INFM 600 (Information Environment, by Dr. Jessica Vitak) in 2012 to analyze the information environment of the Korean Cultural Center, a branch of Embassy of South Korea in Washington DC. The theoretical model that we used was Davenport and Prusak's six components of the ecological model for information management (1997).