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NEH funds 2013 Digital Humanities Data Curation Institutes collaboration led by MITH
July 27, 2012
CIRSS is one of three collaborators on a recently announced NEH award, led by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanties (MITH), to develop a series of data curation workshops for humanities scholars, librarians and archivists.  The NEH award announcement and further details on the project are reproduced below from MITH PI Trevor Munoz's 26 July 2012 blog post: MITH is pleased to announce an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities 2012 Institutes for Advanced...




Trevor Munoz and Robin Davis prepare to launch DH Curation Guide during DH2012
June 21, 2012
The DH Curation Guide will be officially launched during the Digital Humanities 2012 conference, held July 16-22 at the University of Hamburg in Germany. A product of the Data Curation Education Program for the Humanities (DCEP-H), funded by IMLS, the DH Curation Guide is an online educational resource for students and professionals that offers expert-written articles about digital humanities data curation concepts. (http://guide.dhcuration.org/) Trevor Muñoz (UMD) and Robin Davis, both a...




CIRSS to develop new specialization in Sociotechnical Data Analytics (SODA)
June 19, 2012
CIRSS Associate Directory Cathy Blake has been awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services totaling $498,777 to create a specialization in Sociotechnical Data Analytics (SODA) within both the master’s and doctoral degrees. "One of the exciting aspects about the SODA education program is the dual emphasis on social and technical aspects of data analytics," Blake, who will serve as principal investigator on t...




Final Report Published for Long-running IMLS Data Curation Education Program Grant
June 11, 2012
"Centuries of Knowledge: Graduate School of Library and Information Science Data Curation Education Program" (DCEP), one of our most successful and long-running grant projects, concluded this December, and the final report is now available through IDEALS: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/30845. DCEP was funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (RE-05-05-0036) and was designed to increase educational and research capacity in data curation at GSLIS. In the first year of the...




Ana Lucic to defend Certificate of Advanced Study Project
April 27, 2012
Ana Lucic will be defending her CAS project entitled "Characterizing Authorship Style: Contrasting Linguistic and Statistical Strategies." Abstract: Of the five categories of features used in authorship attribution studieslexical, character, syntactic, semantic, application-specific (Stamatatos, 2009, p. 540)it is the lexical and character features that have been tested most extensively. Syntactic, semantic, and application-specific features, also called high-level features, have been ...




Interview with Carole Palmer on Big Data
April 11, 2012
GSLIS Professor and CIRSS Director Carole Palmer recently shared her thoughts in the University of Illinois feature, "A Minute With . . .," following the Obama administration's announcement of a $200 million research initiative in "big data" computing: Informatics is about methods and strategies for using information in organizations, networks, cultures, and societies. Our job is to make advances that help people get access to and work with information to solve probl...




CIRSS Researchers at 2012 Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit
April 10, 2012
CIRSS researchers presented two posters at the third annual annual ASIS&T Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit (http://rdap12.posterous.com), held 22-23 March 2012 in New Orleans, LA.  Topics explored at this year's summit included data management plans and policies; training of data management practitioners; discovery of research data; data curation service models; sustainability of data management; and data curation.The two posters report on CIRSS activities on the ...




Europeana Researchers Visit CIRSS
March 12, 2012
Europeana project researchers Carlo Meghini and Antoine Isaac visited CIRSS from 6-9 March 2012 to share information and discuss the Europeana and IMLS DCC data models.  They led sessions of the CIRSS eResearch Round Table and the CIRSS Seminar Series.  Descriptions and links to slides and audio follow below.------------------ "Introduction to the Europeana Data Model: Framework & Requirements"Carlo Meghini, Institute of Information Science & Technology, Italy The E...




CIRSS Researchers at iConference 2012
February 13, 2012
CIRSS faculty, students and staff attended the 2012 iConference (http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/2012index/), an annual gathering information scholars, researchers and practitioners led by the iSchools consortium of information schools (http://www.ischools.org/site/about/).  The 2012 iConference took place in Toronto, Ontario, February 6-10 2012.Workshops, presentations and posters by CIRSS researchers include: Qin,J., Crowston, K.G., Lesk, M., Blake, C., & Mostafa, J.  (2...




CIRSS-affiliated faculty member Jerome McDonough receives Best Paper Award
January 26, 2012
CIRSS-affiliated faculty member Jerry McDonough has received the Best Paper award in the Digital Media: Content and Communication track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), held in Maui in January. His paper, "Knee-Deep in Data: Practical Problems in Applying the OAIS Reference Model to the Preservation of Computer Games," examines the reference model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) through the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, in which Mc...





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