The library has always been a fundamental partner in the research process. But key changes in the information, technology, economic, and scholarly environments are challenging this relationship and raising critical questions about the value and impact of the library in scholarship and its working relationship with scholars in the social sciences.
Jonathan Stray is a computational journalist at Columbia University, where he teaches the dual master’s degree in computer science and journalism and leads the development of Workbench, an integrated platform for data journalism. He has contributed to the New York Times, the Atlantic, Wired, Foreign Policy, and ProPublica. He was formerly an editor at the Associated Press, a reporter in Hong Kong, and a graphics algorithm designer for Adobe Systems.