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CIRSS affiliates demonstrate new provenance technologies at IPAW and TaPP during Provenance Week 2016
June 8, 2016
CIRSS Director Bertram Ludäscher and CIRSS postdoctoral researcher Yang Cao are presenting at Provenance-Week 2016, June 6-9 2016 in Washington DC.  Provenance-Week co-locates the biennial IPAW (6th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop) and the annual TaPP (8th Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance) workshop.CIRSS postdoctoral researcher Yang Cao is presenting new provenance capabilities employed in the NSF-funded DataONE federation [citation 1 below].CIRSS dire...




Thomer awarded 2016 RDA Data Share Fellowship
June 8, 2016
CIRSS doctoral student Andrea Thomer has been selected as a 2016 Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US) Data Share Fellow, an early career engagement program. As an RDA Fellow, she will undertake a project to survey the completeness and coverage of existing natural history physical sample databases.RDA Data Share program's objective is to encourage the adoption of best practices of data sharing established through RDA, and enhance early career engagement with the Alliance. Under the mentorship o...




Blake, Gabb address cumulative chemical exposure from consumer products in a prestigious toxicology journal
May 4, 2016
(Originally published at the GSLIS newsroom)A recent article in Environmental Health Perspectives by Associate Professor Catherine Blake and doctoral student Henry A. Gabb explores chemical exposure from consumer products in order to identify chemical combinations that appear together frequently.Through an analysis of 38,975 product labels, Blake and Gabb identified a group of fifty-five asthma-associated chemicals and potential endocrine disruptors in various consumer product categories that fo...




Bhattacharyya to speak at American Comparative Literature Association meeting
March 8, 2016
(Originally published at the GSLIS newsroom)Sayan Bhattacharyya, HathiTrust Research Center postdoctoral research associate, will speak during a panel titled, “What Do Comparative Literature and Digital Humanities Have To Say To Each Other? A Critical Approach,” which he co-organized, at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. He will present his paper, “Small Data and Big Data: The Reflective in the Context of Text Analysis and the Humanitie...




Computational Social Science Workshop takes place Saturday 30 January
January 27, 2016
The Scholarly Commons and I-CHASS (The Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences) will host the 2016 Computational Social Science Workshop this Saturday 30 January 2016 at the iHotel. Speakers from around campus will give introductory talks and hands-on workshops about data-driven research in social science, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), network analysis, text analysis, and machine learning topics.  Keynote speakers Ruby Mendenhall and Sally Jackson ...




Cole named CIRSS coordinator for library applications
December 8, 2015
The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at GSLIS recently welcomed Timothy Cole (MS '89) to the Center staff as coordinator for library applications. In this newly-created role, Cole will coordinate projects focusing on academic library applications of informatics research.Cole’s projects will emphasize metadata schema design and application, linked data based services, scholarly collection definition and description, and applicability to digital humaniti...




Mellon Foundation supports CIRSS research on linked open data, digitized special collections
December 1, 2015
(Originally published at the GSLIS newsroom)The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been awarded a new research grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore the benefits for users of linked open data (LOD) for digitized library special collections. Timothy Cole, mathematics librarian in the University Library and coordinator for library applications within the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at the Graduate School of Library and Informat...




CIRSS Director Professor Bertram Ludäscher presented the keynote address at WORKS 2015
November 15, 2015
CIRSS Director Professor Bertram Ludäscher delivered the keynote address, "YesWorkflow: More Provenance Mileage from Scientific Workflows and Scripts," at the WORKS 2015 Workshop: Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science, on Sunday, November 15. This is the tenth WORKS Workshop, which is held annually in conjunction with the SC Conference, and focuses on topics related to the scientific workflow lifecycle.(Originally published at the GSLIS newsroom)From the abstract: An often t...




CIRSS doctoral student Thomer and recent graduate Weber (PhD '15) win 2015 ASIS&T SIG-STI Best Paper Award
October 19, 2015
(Originally published at the GSLIS newsroom) Doctoral student Andrea K. Thomer and recent graduate Nic Weber (PhD '15) are the winners of the 2015 Best Paper Award given by the Association for Information Science and Technology’s (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group for Scientific and Technical Information (SIG-STI). Thomer and Weber presented their paper, "The Phylogeny of a Dataset," at the 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, held October 31 - November 5, 2014. Abstra...




$1 million Mellon grant to help humanities scholars explore digital publishing options
October 2, 2015
Press release courtesy of the Illinois News Bureau A four-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help University of Illinois humanities scholars identify digital publishing options and produce new publications that will best disseminate their research.The collaborative project involves the University Library, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), and the Department of African American Stu...





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