The Institute was founded in the summer of 1999 and Dr. Charles R. McClure has been the Director of the Institute since it began operations. We are part of the College of Communication & Information, School of Information at Florida State University and we are dedicated to serving the university community through encouraging the growth and development of faculty resources, student opportunities and staff enrichment options.
The Institute conducts research that focuses on the information user, the interaction of the user with information products, services, policies, technologies, and organizations. We also conduct information policy research on current issues at every level of government related to public access, privacy, records management, and use of information in electronic forms. We place particular emphasis on the planning and evaluation of networked and other information services through analyzing and evaluating the impact of systems from a policy and user perspective.