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How to index biological knowledge about species in one day?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

For the last 250 years we use binomial nomenclature to communicate information about animals, plants and bacteria. Introduction of the binomial nomenclature helped tremendously to expand our knowledge…
Session leaders: Dmitry Mozzherin, molecular biologist, Biodiversity Informatician, Illinois Natural History Survey

Geographic Information: Access and Use

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Geographic information (GI) in the context of big data creates new avenues of research related to its organization, access, and use, which are outlined in the new Springer book (http://www.springer.co…
Session leaders: Wade Bishop, Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Extracting Knowledge Claims for Automatic Evidence Synthesis Using Semantic Technology

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Systematic review, a form of evidence synthesis that critically appraises existing studies on the same topic and synthesizes study results, helps reduce the evidence gap. However, creating a systemati…
Session leaders: Kenney (Jinlong) Guo, iSchool PhD Candidate

ERRT Annual Planning Meeting

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Please bring your ideas for sessions that you would like to see on the schedule for this year.  This includes new topics and ideas, as well as previously suggested sessions that have not yet made…
Session leaders: Bertram Ludäscher

Challenges and Opportunities in Curating Large Administrative and Clinical Datasets for Research Use

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Abstract: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million Veterans each year. The Veterans Health Inform…
Session leaders: Maria Souden

Acquiring and representing drug-drug interaction knowledge and evidence​

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Limitations in the information available to clinicians are a contributing factor to the many thousands of preventable medication errors that occur each year. Current knowledge sources about potential …
Session leaders: Jodi Schneider, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Biomedical Informatics

Acquiring and representing drug-drug interaction knowledge and evidence​

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Limitations in the information available to clinicians are a contributing factor to the many thousands of preventable medication errors that occur each year. Current knowledge sources about potential …
Session leaders: Jodi Schneider, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Biomedical Informatics

New tools from the HathiTrust Research Center for digitized text analysis at scale: The HathiTrust+Bookworm tool and the Extracted Features dataset

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

As library digitization efforts produce large quantities of digitized textual content, they create the conditions of possibility for novel inferencing techniques at scale, raising tantalizing possibil…
Session leaders: Sayan Bhattacharyya and Peter Organisciak

Learning User-Defined, Domain-Specific Relations: A Situated Case Study and Evaluation in Plant Science

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

AbstractAlthough methods exist to identify well-defined relations, such as is_a or part_of, existing tools rarely support a user who wants to define new, domain-specific relations. We conducted a situ…
Session leaders: Ana Lucic & Dr.Catherine Blake

An update on the Transforming Taxonomic Interfaces Initiative

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Abstract:In this ERRT we will give an overview of our recent work and share ideas about “semantic engineering,” including what happens when what we study has significant components of both…
Session leaders: Professor Michael Twidale, doctoral student Andrea Thomer, Matt Yoder and Kenny Guo.

The HathiTrust Research Center Workset Ontology

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Abstract:The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational access to the HathiTrust corpus, a digital library of over 14.2 million books and other materials digitized by the Google Books pro…
Session leaders: Jacob Jett

Large scale data analysis: Simpson's paradox, data integrity, and reproducibility.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Abstract:We consider factors that can give rise to unreliable or unstable outcomes in empirical research. For example, seemingly small differences in data preparation, consideration of outliers and mi…
Session leaders: Vetle Torvik, Jana Diesner and Victoria Stodden.

Oxford summer internship experience recap, led by Nushrat Kahn and Jennifer Westrick

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Oxford-Illinois Digital Library Placement Program RecapsNushrat Khan and Jennifer Westrick will report on their summer 2015 experiences participating in the Oxford-Illinois Digital Library Placement P…

ERRT planning session

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bring your ideas for sessions that you would like to see on the schedule for this year.  This includes new topics and ideas, as well as previously suggested sessions that have not yet made it on …
Session leaders: Bertram Ludäscher, Cathy Blake, Janet Eke

Data Provisioning for Simulation Workflows

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Peter Reimann is a PhD candidate and research staff member at the University of Stuttgart in Germany and at the Stuttgart Research Center for Simulation Technology (SRC SimTech). He is visiting the Un…
Session leaders: Peter Reimann, PhD candidate and research staff member at the University of Stuttgart in Germany and at the Stuttgart Research Center for Simulation Technology (SRC SimTech)

**Note special later time.**  Construction and Use of Anatomy and Quality Ontologies

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In recent years, the work at my lab in many aspects has to do with the construction and use of anatomy and quality ontologies for biology. In this talk, I will present a few recent/on-going projects (…
Session leaders: GSLIS Alum Hong Cui, Associate Professor of Information Technology, School of Information Resource and Library Science at the University of Arizona

Connecting to Visitors at Scale: How a data-driven approach to visitor engagement can help museums reach large audiences effectively

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Robert Stein, Deputy Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, will speak about a unique incentive-based loyalty program developed in Dallas called DMA Friends. The first of its kind program collects data…
Session leaders: Robert Stein, Deputy Director, Dallas Museum of Art

Using Extreme-Scale Text Analytics to Understand the Nature and Causes of Civil Unrest around the World from 1945 to Yesterday

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Over the past seven decades, the most common forms of violent human conflict around the world have shifted from nation-on-nation wars to within-nation civil unrest episodes. Yet the ability of outside…
Session leaders: Scott Althaus, Charles J. and Ethel S. Merriam Professor of Political Science, Professor of Communication, and Director, Cline Center for Democracy

Research Data Alliance 5th Plenary Meeting Report

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dave and Susan will share updates from the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, which took place March 8-11 in San Diego. The Research Data Alliance (http://rd-alliance.org) is an inte…
Session leaders: Dave Dubin and Susan Braxton

Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis (WCSA) Project Update

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational access to the HathiTrust corpus, a digital library of millions of books and other materials digitized by the Google Books project and other …
Session leaders: Jacob Jett, Colleen Fallaw, Tim Cole, Stephen Downie, and Megan Senseney

Data, Inquiry, and Domain Specificity

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The availability of low-cost hardware, high-functionality software, and the plethora of methods for acquiring, inspecting, analyzing and sharing data has changed the way individual researchers as well…
Session leaders: Matt Turk, Research Scientist, NCSA

RDA Fourth Plenary Report

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Research Data Alliance (http://rd-alliance.org/) is an international organization supported by the Australian National Data Service, the European Commission, and the U.S. National Science Foundati…
Session leaders: Dave Dubin

Anticipating Data Representation: How the need to communicate across disciplinary boundaries changes work practices within them

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Data representations, such as graphs, images, and charts, can facilitate communication and coordination across knowledge boundaries. Studies have primarily examined representations during interaction,…
Session leaders: Will Barley

Who are they? And if so, how many? Impact of social entity disambiguation on network analysis results and robustness of metrics

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We identify the impact of errors in node disambiguation on properties of social networks, the robustness of network metrics towards these techniques and likely caused biases in the interpretation of a…
Session leaders: Jana Diesner

Summer research experience recaps

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Three students will present on their Summer 2014 internship projects.Kiumars Sotlani completed an internship at Microsoft Research, helping the Bing Core UX team with multiple data analysis tasks. The…
Session leaders: Jamie Wittenberg, Elizabeth Wickes, Kiumars Soltani

W3C activity update: Web Annotation Working Group

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

 In August of this year the World Wide Consortium (W3C) chartered the Web Annotation Working Group (http://www.w3.org/annotation/). Tim Cole and Jacob Jett are members of the Working Group, repre…
Session leaders: Tim Cole

Data Curation for Biodiversity Informatics

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

There are an estimated 2-3 billion specimens held in natural history museums throughout the world; these specimens comprise an irreplaceable dataset documenting this planet’s changing biodiversi…
Session leaders: Bertram Ludäscher, Mike Twidale, Andrea Thomer, Matt Yoder

NOTE DATE CHANGE.  Socio-Technical Data-Theoretic Advancements for Probabilistic Risk Assessment

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We continue to witness large-scale system failures resulting in injuries, fatalities, adverse environmental consequences, and economic losses. Preventing these catastrophic accidents requires advancem…
Session leaders: Zahra Mohaghegh, Assistant Professor in the Dept of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at Illinois

NOTE DATE CHANGE.  ERRT Planning Session

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Please bring your ideas for sessions that you would like to see on the schedule for this year.  This includes new topics and ideas, as well as previously suggested sessions that have not yet made…
Session leaders: Cathy Blake and Janet Eke

Discussion session -- Obtaining funding from foundations, industry and new sponsors

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

As government sources of grant funding shrink, researchers may look to expand their pool of sponsors. GSLIS faculty who have obtained research funding from foundations, industry and other sponsors le…
Session leaders: Masooda Bashir, Cathy Blake, Jana Diesner, Stephen Downie, Miles Efron, Vetle Torvik, and Mark Nolan (Office of Corporate Relations)

Data-driven policy and planning: The portfolio assessment process at NSF

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that funds more than 20% of all federally supported basic research conducted at U.S. academic institutions, providing about 11,00…
Session leaders: Melissa Cragin, Staff Associate at NSF and former GSLIS Research Professor

Toward verifiable science: iPython meets PROV-O

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Increasingly researchers are being asked to verify analyses either they, or someone in a project team, have conducted. The purpose can range from from regenerating the figures for a paper, all the way…
Session leaders: Peter Fox, Professor and Tetherless World Research Constellation Chair, Climate Variability and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The Current State of the Claim Framework

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

First published in 2010, the Claim Framework for identifying claims in scientific articles has evolved from an initial set of manual annotations into an automated approach that uses syntactic and sema…
Session leaders: Cathy Blake, Henry Gabb, Ana Lucic

Digital Collection Contexts: Intellectual and Organizational Functions at Scale

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Recent trends in interoperable content and open data have raised a set of issues arising from the representation of context and complex digital objects.  CIRSS, together with collaborators from t…
Session leaders: Carole L. Palmer, Karen Wickett, and Megan Senseney

A data curator in an agile, data-delivery focused world: lessons learned and what the future holds in managing and developing a national-scale, multi-agency data portal

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Every day, thousands of field scientists from hundreds of agencies all over the country head out to collect water quality samples from rivers, lakes, ponds, and wells.  The data that come from al…
Session leaders: Jim Kreft (MS '13), Technical Lead and Systems Analyst at the USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics

Validation of Open Annotation RDF

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The W3C Open Annotation (OA) Community Group data model and ontology builds on RDF and other W3C Semantic Web standards. As new OA-based applications come on line and in anticipation of the OA specifi…
Session leaders: Tim Cole, Professor of Library Administration, Mathematics and Digital Content Access Librarian

10th anniversary ERRT! "Documenting Science in the Digital Age: The Case of Carl Woese"

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Like other forms of human knowledge, scientific knowledge is produced in particular times, places, and cultures, by a single individual or by a group of individuals.  Within particular areas of i…
Session leaders: Chris Prom, Assistant University Archivist

Open Access Policies and Implementations

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In August 2013, the Open Access to Research Articles Act was signed into law in Illinois. This law requires all public universities in Illinois to convene a Task Force to design a proposed policy for …
Session leaders: Sarah Shreeves, IDEALS and Scholarly Commons Coordinator

NCSA/DIST Image and Spatial Data Analysis Division

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Image and Spatial Data Analysis division conducts research and development in general purpose data cyberinfrastructure, addressing specifically the growing need to make use of large collections of…
Session leaders: Kenton McHenry, Research Scientist, NCSA
Jong S. Lee, Senior Research Scientist, NCSA
Luigi Marini, Senior Research Programmer, NCSA

HTRC Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Project summary and early findings

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational access to the HathiTrust corpus, a digital library of millions of books and other materials digitized by the Google Books project and other …
Session leaders: Stephen Downie; Megan Senseney; Harriett Green; Sayan Bhattacharyya; Katrina Fenlon

Provenance Representation for the National Climate Assessment in the Global Change Information System

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The important topic of global climate change builds on a huge collection of scientific research. It is common for agencies releasing climate change information to be served with requests for all suppo…
Session leaders: Peter Fox, Professor and Tetherless World Research Constellation Chair, Climate Variability and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

An introduction to Scalar: New paths through archives for research and teaching

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

In connection with new efforts based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, this presentation will survey a new scholarly authoring tool called Scalar, and the intellectual project fr…
Session leaders: Kevin Hamilton, Coordinator of Digital Scholarly Communication for IPRH

Personalized Human Computation

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Personalization is increasingly important in information systems. While it has mainly been used for ground truth task completion, we argue that paid crowdsourcing is a useful tool for personalization …
Session leaders: Peter Organisciak, CIRSS PhD student

ERRT Annual Planning Session

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Please bring your ideas for sessions that you would like to see on the schedule for this year.  This includes new topics and ideas, as well as previously suggested sessions that have not yet made…

Building tools to increase empathy

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Professor Karahalios will discuss how we might build tools to increase empathy, in this case in the domain of aphasia, by building tools that help you 'walk in someone else's shoes." …
Session leaders: Karrie Karahalios, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Information Retrieval and Text Mining Meet e-Research: Towards a Researcher's Workbench for e-Research

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Abstract: As more and more scientific data sets and literature articles are being accumulated, the natural question to ask is what kind of information systems do we need to develop in order to enable …
Session leaders: ChengXiang Zhai, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, affiliated with GSLIS, the Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Department of Statistics

Scientific Integrity and Transparency

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

MP4 video recording of this event: http://waterfall.lis.illinois.edu/dl/events/errt/errtapr10_13.mp4MP4 optimized for mobile devices: http://waterfall.lis.illinois.edu/dl/events/errt/errtapr10_13…
Session leaders: Sayeed Choudhury, Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center and Associate Dean for Research Data Management at Johns Hopkins University

Combining Historical Empirical Data with the Study of Networks: Rethinking Anglo-American and German-Jewish Cooperation Before the First World War

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Abstract: Like scientific paradigms, historical narratives can be extremely resilient unless new evidence is introduced to reevaluate and replace them. In business history, certain paradigms have…
Session leaders: Susie Pak, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at St. John’s University

Scholarly Social Machines

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Abstract: Scholarly communication underpins the processes of research and innovation, but what if it fundamentally restricts them? I will argue for research communication mechanisms that better suppor…
Session leaders: David De Roure, Director and Professor of e-Research at the University of Oxford e-Research Centre

Deep Carbon Observatory Data Science: Developing large science networks on modern technology steroids

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Abstract: The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is a decadal, multidisciplinary, international initiative dedicated to achieving a transformational understanding of Earth's deep carbon cycle. While DC…
Session leaders: Peter Fox, Professor and Tetherless World Research Constellation Chair, Climate Variability and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Building Community as a Curation Activity: Sharing Knowledge for Game Preservation

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The OAIS Reference Model emphasizes the need for archivists to monitor their designated community's level of knowledge and their common practices and tools for creating and using digital informati…
Session leaders: Jerome McDonough, GSLIS Associate Professor

Geobiology Site-Based Data Curation at Yellowstone National Park and Its Connection to Global Coral Reefs

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Abstract: A newly funded Institute of Museum and Library Services Site-Based Data Curation (IMLS-SBDC) project is developing a framework for the curation of research data generated at scientifically s…
Session leaders: Bruce Fouke, Director of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center and Associate Professor in Geology, Microbiology and the Institute for Genomic Biology at Illinois.

Can You Believe What You Read Online? Modeling and Predicting Trustworthiness of Online Textual Information

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Abstract: With the advent of Web 2.0, more and more data is being produced and consumed online. Individuals, especially from the younger generation, are getting informed and building their opinions ba…
Session leaders: V. G. Vinod Vydiswaran, post-doctoral research associate with the Information Trust Institute

In search of non-text: Films, music, data visualizations, and more

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Abstract: Diane Rasmussen will discuss the diverse research agenda that drives her new book Indexing and retrieval of non-text information, an edited volume of peer-reviewed research which explores th…
Session leaders: Diane Rasmussen, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario

'Big data' challenges for social research

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Abstract: The explosion of social media in the form of blogs, micro-blogs, social networking platforms and other ‘born-digital’ social data means that more economic and social data than ev…
Session leaders: Rob Procter, Professor and Director of the Manchester eResearch Centre (MeRC) at the University of Manchester

How do we build a better Biodiversity Informatics Workbench?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bioinformatics generally concerns informatics problems associated with managing vast quantities of strings of letters (DNA).  Biodiversity Informatics focuses on the phenome (expression of said D…
Session leaders: Matt Yoder, Biological Informatician, Illinois Natural History Survey

Collection Examples for Europeana Data Model

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We will discussing example collections for modeling collections from the IMLS Digital Collections and Content aggregation in the Europeana Data Model. We are hoping to use these examples to show the b…
Session leaders: Karen Wickett, Katrina Fenlon and Jacob Jett

Active and Social Data Curation: Reinventing the Business of Community-scale Lifecycle Data Management

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Effective long-term curation and preservation of data for community use has historically been limited to high value and homogeneous collections produced by mission-oriented organizations. The technolo…
Session leaders: Jim Myers, Director of the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI) supercomputing facility at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Working through Significance 2.0: A guide to assessing the significance of collections

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

We will walk through this 2009 document from the Collections Council of Australia, available online. From the introduction: "Significance 2.0 outlines the theory, practice and many applications o…
Session leaders: Katrina Fenlon, Karen Wickett and Carole Palmer

Informatics at its logical conclusion: how do we educate the current generation, and in what?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

In the last 5 years, discipline-based informatics (e.g. geo, bio-, astro-) have demonstrably changed research practices in increasingly data intensive science pursuits. Even recognition and reward str…
Session leaders: Peter Fox (Tetherless World Constellation, RPI) and Carole Palmer (Director, CIRSS)

Exploring The Provenance of XSLTs

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

When documents are transformed with XSLT, what methods can be used to understand and record those transformations? Though they weren't created for provenance capture, existing tools and informal p…
Session leaders: Ashley Clark

e-Research Roundtable Planning Session

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Please bring your ideas for sessions that you would like to see on the schedule for this year. This includes new topics and ideas, as well as previously suggested sessions that have not yet made it on…

SPECIAL NOON SESSION: NISO/DCMI Webinar on Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CIRSS has registered for this NISO/DCMI webinar on Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data led by Jane Greenberg and Thomas Baker, and we're pleased to offer group participation for anyone …
Session leaders: Jane Greenberg and Thomas Baker

Social Machines

Monday, June 25, 2012

While supercomputing and cyberinfrastructure have taken us towards greater scales of computation, the increasing engagement of scholars and citizens with the Web has taken us to greater scales of soci…
Session leaders: David De Roure

Modeling User Searching Behaviors and Search Assistance Usage via Transaction Logs

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

In order to optimize search and discovery services, it is important to develop evidence-based models of user information seeking behaviors within distributed retrieval environments. While a large numb…
Session leaders: William Mischo, Mary Schlembach, Joshua Bishoff (Grainger Engineering Library, UIUC); Elizabeth German (University of Houston)

Bandits and Browsing: Data Mining and Network Analysis for Library Collections

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Our project proposes to conduct network analyses and data regressions on a data set of 22 million items indexed in the University of Illinois Library catalog. Based on the network analyses resulting f…
Session leaders: Harriet Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration, University Library; AND Kirk Hess, Digital Humanities Specialist, University Library; AND Richard Hislop, Economics PhD Candidate, University of Illinois

Early Career Reuse of Quantitative Social Science Data

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Large scale data reuse over the long term depends in part on uptake from early career researchers who are still learning the norms, conventions, and practices of their discipline. Yet we know less abo…
Session leaders: Ixchel Faniel, Post-doc Researcher at OCLC

Recap of Research Data Access and Preservation Summit

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wickett and Thomer will discuss the recent ASIS&T RDAP Summit held in New Orleans on March 22 and 23. We will discuss the major themes around data management that were discussed at the summit, inc…
Session leaders: Karen Wickett and Andrea Thomer

Introduction to the Europeana Data Model: Framework & Requirements

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Description: The Europeana Data Model (EDM) is the data framework within which all Europeana data is ingested, managed, and published. This talk describes the fundamental parts of EDM and the EDM requ…
Session leaders: Carlo Meghini, Institution of Information Science And Technology, Italy

National Parks, Biological Collections And Natural History Museum Informatics

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

According to the 2008 IWGSC report, "Scientific Collections: Mission-Critical Infrastructure for Federal Science Agencies," object-based scientific collections contain billions of biological…
Session leaders: Andrea Thomer

An Introduction to the Campus Shared Computer Cluster

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Brynnen and Jennifer will provide an overview of the University of Illinois campus cluster computing resources (https://campuscluster.illinois.edu/), including the basics of using parallel computing a…
Session leaders: Brynnen Owen And Jennifer Anderson, GSLIS IT

Exploring Problems of Data Mobility, Sharing, and Reuse

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The e-Research vision sees increased data re-use and sharing as key to future scientific advances. This talk explores some problems that may make achieving this difficult in practice. It draws on expe…
Session leaders: Rob Procter, University of Manchester, UK (via Skype)

GSLIS Work Force Study Requirements: The Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

There was (perhaps) a time when the training that you received during your first degree was sufficient to sustain your entire career. The information age has drastically altered the time-frame for re-…
Session leaders: Cathy Blake

Mining Biomedial Multiple-Ontology Patterns

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ontologies provide a powerful way to organize information and understand the world in which we live. Despite their usefulness, articulating a complete and consistent ontology is difficult and time-con…
Session leaders: Samir E. AbdelRahman (with Cathy Blake)

IMLS DCC and the Europeana Data Model: Convergences and Next Steps

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

 IMLS DCC is collaborating with Europeana, a massive international digital cultural heritage aggregation. This session will be a conversation about next steps toward meeting the challenges to int…
Session leaders: Carole Palmer, Katrina Fenlon, and Allen Renear

A Cross-Disciplinary Typology of Topical Relevance Relationships and Its Implications

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This presentation reports on a cross-disciplinary inquiry into topicality and relevance, involving an in-depth literature analysis and an inductive development of a faceted typology (containing 227 fi…
Session leaders: Xiali Huang, Assistant Professor, Business School, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

The Prototype Open Emblem Book Portal: Leveraging the Emblem Community's Spine Metadata Schema

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In 2003 Stephen Rawles (Glasgow University Centre for Emblem Studies) outlined an approach for creating metadata records for digitized emblem books in a Web-published paper entitled, A Spine of Inform…
Session leaders: Tim Cole, Myang-Ja Han, And Jordan Vannoy

The DLF-DCC Linked Data Prototype for the Digital Public Library of America

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This ERRT session will review the efforts to translate IMLS Digital Collection and Content collection-level XML records into Linked Data.• Mapping from XML to RDF/XML syntaxes• Analyzing Col…
Session leaders: Richard Urban

Meditations on the Logical Form of a Metadata

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Open linked data and semantic technologies promise support for information integration and inferencing. But taking advantage of this support often requires that the information currently carried by or…
Session leaders: Allen Renear, Richard Urban, and Karen Wickett

ERRT Planning Session

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This ERRT meeting will be a planning session. Please bring your ideas for sessions that you would like to see on the schedule for this year. This includes new topics and ideas, as well as previously s…
Session leaders: Carole Palmer

Linked Open Data for Libraries

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Richard Urban will participate in the Linked Open Data for Libraries Archives and Museums Summit in June. This ERRT will introduce attendees to the Linked Data movement and the W3C Linked Library Data…
Session leaders: Richard Urban

Europeana Data Model

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

With more than 10 million items, Europeana is Europe's largest aggregation of digital cultural heritage resources from libraries, archives, and museums. This session will explore the Europeana Dat…
Session leaders: Katrina Fenlon and Peter Organisciak

What's in a name? Problems with relationships in FRAD

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FRAD (functional requirements for authority data), a product of the FRANAR working group, is an extension of FRBR. The goal of a project undertaken last fall by University of Illinois Library Senior C…
Session leaders: Liza Coburn

Units, Measures, and Physical Quantities at WolframAlpha

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

All quantitative measurement values come with units (like meters, kilograms, pascals, volts, ...) . In addition to the modern SI, there are thousands of different units in use, sometimes for historica…
Session leaders: Michael Trott (Content manager for physics at Wolfram Alpha)

Enabling Long-Term Access to Born-Digital Materials on CD-ROMs: Migration, Emulation, and Imperative

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

For the past 20 years, CD-ROMs have been the primary media for distributing key economic, scientific, environmental, and societal data as well as educational and scholarly work. Indeed, 10,000's o…
Session leaders: Geoffrey Brown, Professor of Computer Science at the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

The Digital Public Library of America Initiative: Considering Content and Scope

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) initiative began in December 2010 with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This ERRT session will provide an overview of the initiative and the fi…
Session leaders: Carole Palmer (Director of CIRSS)

Progress Report: Revisiting the Dublin Core 1:1 Principle

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Dublin Core 1:1 Principle exhorts metadata creators to create descriptions that describe one, and only one resource. But how is that that metadata describes anything at all, let alone one and only…
Session leaders: Richard Urban

Disciplinary Culture and Interoperability, An Incompatible Mix?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

interoperability: A key enabler of cyberinfrastructure development is the ability to discover and deploy functionality that leverages commonalities amongst the practices of scientists in diverse field…
Session leaders: Carl Laboze, Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University

Technology's Positive Impact on the Cultureal Heritage of Native American Tribes

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

At this session, Biagio Arobba will introduce his background in semantic middleware and Native American communities, discuss his heritage (and answer any questions), and explain his interest in social…
Session leaders: Biagio Arobba

Report on IDCC 2010

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

These student participants in the IDCC 2010 will report out on the conference, summarizing the workshops and the other conference sessions that they attended.
Session leaders: Tiffany Chao, Liza Coburn, Simone Sacchi, Nic Weber, Laurence Cook, and Trevor Munoz

Briefings from the Front: RDA testing at GSLIS

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

MJ Han and Kathryn La Barre will be discussing preliminary results of the recently concluded RDA test practicum, and the experiences of the 3 instructors, 5 library faculty and 8 students who particip…
Session leaders: MJ Han and Kathryn La Barre

The Impact of Massive Data on Astronomy

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

As we tackle ever more difficult questions, Astronomy is evolving from a data-poor to a data-rich scientific discipline. In this presentation, I will discuss the questions we are trying to address, in…
Session leaders: Robert Brunner, Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Working with Supplementary Materials - Data, Software, Scripts - to Dissertations and Theses

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

 Illinois has allowed electronic deposit of theses and dissertations since 2009 and is now mandating such deposit with Fall 2010. We now allow deposit of supplementary materials along side these …
Session leaders: Sarah Shreeves

Europeana Semantic Elements: Supporting Cross-Domain, European Metadata Exchange

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Europeana is Europe's multimedia, on-line library/museum/archive: an ambitious aggregation of digital resources from all heritage sectors in all 27 European Union member states. This presentation …
Session leaders: Katrina Fenlon

Linked Data Issues

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The description of artwork and other material culture carries with it a unique set of challenges. CDWA, represented in XML with the CDWA-Lite schema, is one framework for classifying such artifacts. W…
Session leaders: Joe Futrelle

Describing artifacts: A look at the concepts of CDWA

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The description of artwork and other material culture carries with it a unique set of challenges. CDWA, represented in XML with the CDWA-Lite schema, is one framework for classifying such artifacts. W…
Session leaders: Peter Organisciak

Glimpses of Future Research Practice: A Musical Study

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

10 years ago we saw a few early adopters of e-Science technology; now we see acceleration of research through broader adoption and sharing of tools, techniques and artifacts, both for 'big science…
Session leaders: David De Roure (Professor of e-Research, Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford University)

Dispatches from the Field (Part 2)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

GSLIS MS and CAS students will be presenting summaries of their data curation internship work. Each presentation will be followed by a brief roundtable discussion.
Session leaders: Liza Coburn, Aaron Collie, Tracy Popp, and Lynn Yarmey

I Think Therefore I Am Someone Else: Understanding the Confusion of Granularity with Continuant/Occurrent and Related Perspective Shifts

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Over the past few years, there has been a broad effort to define common requirements for provenance, to outline real-world use cases, to define core models of provenance, and to assess interoperabilit…
Session leaders: Jim Myers

ERRT Planning Session

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Please bring your ideas about roundtable sessions that you would like included on the schedule. This includes completely new ideas, as well as previously suggested sessions that have not made it onto …
Session leaders: Carole Palmer, Kevin Trainor

Dispatches from the Field

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

 GSLIS MS, CAS, and PhD students will be presenting summaries of their data curation internship work and conference workshop participation. Each presentation will be followed by a brief roundtabl…
Session leaders: Naomi Block, Ana Lucic, Trevor Munoz, Dana Muvceski, Gina Reis, and Karen Wickett

BibApp Project

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

http://bibapp.org/
Session leaders: Sarah Shreeves

The Claim Framework (Part 2)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Resources: http://bibapp.org/Description: [see Part 1 description]
Session leaders: Cathy Blake

The Claim Framework (Part 1)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Massive increases in electronically available text have spurred a variety of natural language processing methods to automatically identify relationships from text; however, existing annotated collecti…
Session leaders: Cathy Blake

Data Is the Network: Link or Die

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In a world dominated by social networking and wireless communication, most scientific information remains stubbornly locked up in specialized databases, repositories and domain-specific applications. …
Session leaders: Joe Futrelle

Joint Metadata Roundtable and E-Research Roundtable

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

An informal discussion of our members' current research interests.
Session leaders: Oksana Zavalina, Kevin Trainor

Metadata for a Web 2.0 Software Marketplace

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Mellon Foundation is interested in supporting the sharing of web services and academic software widgets, and they would like SEASR (the NCSA software environment for advancement of scholarly resea…
Session leaders: John Unsworth and Loretta Auvil

NIF Resource Registry and Ontology

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) has a resource registry of over 2200 resources that include software tools, databases, atlases, services, teaching tools and other things that we deemed &q…
Session leaders: Anita Bandrowski (NIF, UCSD)

Introduction to the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

NIF is a dynamic inventory of web-based neuroscience resources, data, and tools accessible via any computer connected to the Internet. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF…
Session leaders: Anita Bandrowski

Using Pliny to Annotate Digital Resources

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

For our first roundtable related to the new Open Annotation Collaboration Mellon-funded grant project, we will examine John Bradley's PLINY annotation tool. In particular we will discuss how and t…
Session leaders: Tim Cole (UIUC Library), and Yan Wang (GSLIS Student)

Science and Sceptics: Blogs, Climate Science and Reproducible Research

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The scientific consensus on global warming is well known. Less widely known is the sceptical online community that attacks diverse aspects of this consensus. Irrespective of the validity of their crit…
Session leaders: Dave Nichols

What Defines a Data Community?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Session leaders: Carole Palmer and Melissa Cragin

Open Provenance Model

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The discussion will include a general overview of the technical scope of the Open Provenance Model, the international community and "Provenance Challenge" activities driving its development,…
Session leaders: Jim Myers and Joe Futrelle

SEASR Analytics via Zotero

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Session leaders: Loretta Auvil and Michael Welge

NASA EOS Data Levels and Traditional Text Editing

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Session leaders: Allen Renear