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DLF/DCC participates in DPLA Beta Sprint
July 26, 2011
CIRSS is collaborating with CLIR/DLF on a Digital Public Library Data Sprint contribution. The project is being funded by the Mellon Foundation. See our video and press release....

Chao, Weber, and Sacchi Present at Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
June 28, 2011
  CIRSS graduate students Tiffany Chao, Nicholas Weber, and Simone Sacchi presented posters at the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries this month, which took place in Ottawa, Canada, from June 13-June 17. The theme for this year's conference was "Digital Libraries: Bringing Together Scholars, Scholarship and Research Data." Analytic Potential of Data: Assessing Reuse ValueCarole L. Palmer; Nicholas M. Weber; Melissa H. Cragin This poster represents the first&nb...

DCEP-H Project holds Advisory Board meeting
June 23, 2011
The CIRSS DCEP-H Project will be holding a meeting of its Advisory Board in Palo Alto on June 23rd following the Humanities Data Curation Summit.  The Data Curation Education Program for the Humanities (DCEP-H) extends the GSLIS Data Curation Education Program (DCEP) to include training in the curation of humanities data. As a result of DCEP-H activities, more than half of the students who now participate in these GSLIS programs have a humanities background.  The grant has also funded ...

Lucic presents at Digital Humanities 2011
June 23, 2011
CIRSS student researcher Ana Lucic will be presenting Comparing the Similarities and Differences between Burton Pike’s and Stephen Mitchell’s Translation of The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke at the Digitial Humanities 2011 Conference in Palo Alto on June 21st.  The paper, paper co-authored with Dr. Catherine Blake, explores the degree to which automated text analysis tools can capture the different styles used by Burton Pike and Stephen Mitchell in thei...

Munoz presents at Digital Humanities 2011
June 23, 2011
CIRSS Research Assistant Trevor Munoz will be presenting Tasks vs. Roles: A Center Perspective on Data Curation Needs in the Humanities at the Digitial Humanities 2011 Conference in Palo Alto on June 21st.  The paper, authored by Trevor Munoz, Virgil Varvel, Allen Renear, Kevin Trainor and Molly Dolan, presents findings from the Needs Assessment research conducted on the DCEP-H Project.  An abstract of the paper is available at

CIRSS hosts the 2011 Summer Institute on Data Curation at GSLIS
May 24, 2011
  The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) will host the 2011 Summer Institute on Data Curation at GSLIS, from Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9. Twenty-six applicants were accepted to this year’s Summer Institute, with support from the Data Conservancy and the IMLS-funded Data Curation Education Program. For more information, please read the full story on the GSLIS webpage.   ...

Virgil Varvel presents on Social Engineering Effects in an e-Learning Environment at the 2011 Illinois Faculty Summer Institute
May 17, 2011
Title: Social Engineering Effects in an e-Learning Environment When: Tuesday, May 17, 1:30-2:45Where: Engineering Hall 106 B8Presenter: Virgil E. Varvel Jr.Description: Through a case study of courses taught at the same time by thesame instructor using the same content but different methods, one can beginto comparatively analyze factors of quality in e-learning.  This researchpresentation compares satisfaction and demonstration of knowledge betweensocially organized and independent learnin...

Palmer participates in NSF funded Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Collaborative Science
May 17, 2011
  Carole Palmer, Director of CIRSS, will participate in the Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Collaborative Science, an NSF-funded workshop sponsored by and hosted at NESCent, May 18-20, 2011. This workshop brings together participants with a diverse set of perspectives, background, and experiences on enabling multi-disciplinary research collaborations that often rely heavily on informatics to succeed. These include informatics practitioners, social scientists, technology experts, and...

La Barre and Tilley work to enhance full-text search
February 28, 2011
  Through their OCLC/ALISE grant-funded project, Folktales and Facets, Kathryn La Barre and Carol Tilley are working to create a task-focused model for search and discovery systems that gives special consideration to the shared and unique information-seeking tasks of three distinct user groups—scholars, practitioners and laypeople—in order to provide enhanced access to the rich, cultural heritage of folklore resources. They were recently interviewed by the Phil Ciciora, campu...

Cathy Blake leads Corporate Roundtable discussion
February 16, 2011
  Cathy Blake will present on the topic of "Text Mining in a Complex World" at the Corporate Roundtable. Date: March 4th Time: 11:00 - 1:30 Location: University of Illinois Research Park, Enterprise Works Building, 60 Hazelwood Dr. (corner of Oak Street and Hazelwood), Suite 130. There is ample free parking. Description: Information has never been easier to collect as it is today. However, Dr. Blake cautions, much of the information at our fingertips is expressed as free-te...

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