Ixchel M. Faniel, Ph.D.

Ixchel M. Faniel, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Ixchel’s interests include improving how people discover, access and use/reuse content. She is currently examining how academics manage, share and reuse research data and librarians’ experiences designing and delivering supportive research data management programs. She also is investigating how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students from grade school to grad school identify and judge the credibility of digital resources. Ixchel’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Prior to joining OCLC Ixchel worked at the University of Michigan, School of Information, IBM and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). She graduated from Tufts University with a BS in Computer Science and earned an MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

Projects
Dissemination Information Packages for Information Reuse (DIPIR)
E-Research and Data: Opportunities for Library Engagement
The Secret Life of Data (SLO-data)
Researching Students’ Information Choices: Determining Identity and Judging Credibility in Digital Spaces


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