Fields of research

Among the research areas of WDIB UW, the following issues should be indicated:

- analysis of information flow with the use of the media, on a scale from micro (individual media use) and macro (international);
- analysis of the relationship between the awareness of recipients of media messages, the content of messages and the intentions of the senders of these messages (including psychological, economic and ideological factors);
- research on the use of media in a changing society and media environment;
- study of the legal, economic and political conditions of the functioning of the media;
- description of the organizational specifics of media institutions;
- creating tools that allow estimating and forecasting the impact of the media on the awareness of recipients and the public;
- building models of the functioning of media systems;
- building effective activity models of the media as an organization;
- providing tools for analyzing media messages as reliable historical sources;
- description of the history and historical conditions of media development;
- research of the program offers specific to each medium and comparing them - analysis of media convergence;
- study of the language of the media;
- information architecture, usability, design, and evaluation of websites;
- digital archives, digital libraries, digital repositories;
- analysis of knowledge domains;
- survey of information users;
- book studies, the social function of the book, the availability of books withdrawn from library collections;
- quantitative research in the use of information;
- library studies: library marketing, e-books; protection of library collections;
- bibliotherapy;
- archival documentation;
- information economics; e-business;
- information ethics;
- digital humanities;
- human/machine communication; HCI theory;
- scientific communication;
- information science: theory, basic research categories (document, knowledge, information);
- organization of knowledge;
- information technology;
- information services: Q & A services, social translation services, virtual reality;
- information and knowledge management: communication in business;
- sources of information: reliability of information.