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CIRSS Seminar - Illinois Databank (IDB) development preliminary report from the Illinois Research Data Service (RDS)


Friday, April 1, 2016
4pm - 5pm

126 LIS

Event Details

Session leaders: Heidi Imker, Elizabeth Wickes, Elise Dunham
Description: Set to launch in late May, the Illinois Data Bank (IDB) is a self-deposit public access institutional data repository designed to publicly host data produced by Illinois researchers. Members of the Research Data Service (RDS) team will present on the design challenges of working with the DataCite metadata schema, a brief summary of UX and project management methods, and discuss future development goals for the repository. The IDB deposit system will be demonstrated and the RDS team is eager for feedback and comments from the GSLIS community.

Biosketches:

Heidi Imker is the Director of the Research Data Service (RDS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The RDS is a newly formed campus-wide service headquartered in the University Library that provides the Illinois research community with the expertise, tools, and infrastructure necessary to manage and steward research data. Prior to joining the Library, Heidi was the Executive Director of the Enzyme Function Initiative, a large-scale collaborative center involving nine universities, funded by the National Institutes of Health, and located in the Institute for Genomic Biology. Heidi holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, and did her postdoctoral research at the Harvard Medical School.

Elizabeth Wickes is a Data Curation Specialist for the Research Data Service at the University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a MS student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science where she completed coursework in data curation and analytics. She currently co-organizes a Python user group, is a Software Carpentry instructor, and has previously worked as the Curation Manager for Wolfram|Alpha.

Elise Dunham is a Data Curation Specialist for the Research Data Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds an MLS from the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science where she specialized in archives and metadata. She contributes to the development of the Illinois Data Bank in areas of metadata management, repository policy, and workflow development. Currently she co-chairs the proposed Research Data Alliance Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data Interest Group and is leading the DACS workshop revision working group of the Society of American Archivists Technical Subcommittee for Describing Archives: A Content Standard.


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