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The InfoLab's mission is to make information access relevant to the specific moment and task at hand. We construct systems that connect users with information, services, people, and community on the basis of the context of their in-the-moment activity.


Recordings reveal workers give bad information about IDs

U.S. News

A previously released recording by the group VoteRiders revealed three DMV workers giving incorrect information to a Madison man about whether he could get an ID without a birth certificate. Reports about that recording motivated U.S. District Judge James Peterson to say last week that the state appeared to not be in compliance with his order from July to promptly issue a credential valid for voting to anyone who doesn't have the underlying documents needed to get an ID.


How Open Information Can Help You to Pick a Spot to Live

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Assume you were going to move to another city with which you weren't familiar . What elements would you consider while picking an area, road or address as your new home? Obvious things like housing prices, crime rates, and proximity to schools and public transportation would play into your decision. Nevertheless, some factors have influence especially on you. PlaceLive, which first launced around a year ago, came to be when one of its prime supporters expected to discover a flat in Vilnius, Lithuania.


Man Who Tried to Get Trump's Tax Information Awaits Sentence

U.S. News

A Louisiana private investigator faces a possible prison sentence for misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his 2016 election.


Virginia Student Seeks to Find Information About Arkansas

U.S. News

"Some of the information that we get for our projects will be from books and websites, but the best information is from the people who live in each state. This is why I am writing to you," Khaled says in his letter to The Bulletin. "I am hoping that you would be willing to send me some items to help me learn more about the best things in your state. It could be things like postcards, maps, pictures, souvenirs, general information, or any other items that would be useful."