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Christine L. Borgman, distinguished professor and presidential chair in Information Studies at UCLA, directs the Center for Knowledge Infrastructures with research grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and other sources. Her books include, from MIT Press: Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World (2015), Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (2007); and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in the Networked World (2000). She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery and co-chair of the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation and Attribution, among many other memberships and associations. For a full bio, visit her website.