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Research Associate Professor David Dubin and doctoral candidate Cheryl A. Thompson will participate in the sixth Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary Meeting in Paris, France, on September 23-25.
September 8, 2015
(Originally published at the GSLIS newsroom)Research Associate Professor David Dubin and doctoral candidate Cheryl A. Thompson will participate in the sixth Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary Meeting in Paris, France, on September 23-25.Dubin will cochair a meeting of the Research Data Provenance interest group, and represent that group in a joint meeting with the Metadata, Data in Context, and Metadata Standards Catalog groups.Thompson will speak at the Libraries for Research Data (L4RD) Inte...




Chao and Weber awarded 2015 Eugene Garfield Dissertation Fellowships
July 28, 2015
CIRSS is proud to announce that two graduating CIRSS PhD students, Tiffany Chao and Nic Weber, have been awarded 2015 Eugene Garfield Dissertation Fellowships by Beta-Phi-Mu.  Tiffany and Nic were among six recipients of this year's awards, which also includes a third GSLIS PhD student, Noah Lenstra. Tiffany ChaoUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignDissertation Title: Methods Metadata: Curating Scientific Research for ReuseNicholas WeberUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignDisser...




CIRSS Students and Faculty to Present at JCDL 2015
May 14, 2015
CIRSS PhD students, faculty, and staff made a strong showing at the 2013 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), June 21-25, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. JCDL is a premier international forum for research in digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues.   Papers   Choi, K., Lee, J.-H., Willis, C., & Downie, J. S.  (2015, June).  Topic Modeling Users’ Interpretations of Songs to Inform Subject Access in Music Digital Libraries. ...




CIRSS Affiliate Faculty Member Victoria Stodden appointed to International Mathematical Union committee
April 28, 2015
(Originally posted at the GSLIS Newsroom) Associate Professor Victoria Stodden has been appointed to the International Mathematical Union’s (IMU) Committee on Electronic Information and Communication (CEIC). Her four-year term will span 2015 through 2018.    The CEIC was created by the IMU Executive Committee in 1998 in response to changes in mathematics practice and publishing resulting from the proliferation of Internet-based communication. The CEIC acts as an advisory group...




CIRSS faculty, staff, and students to present work at the 2015 GSLIS Research Showcase
March 31, 2015
On Friday April 3, from 12:00PM - 5:00PM, CIRSS faculty, staff, and students will join GSLIS colleagues to present and share their research in a series of posters, presentations, and demonstrations. George Chacko, director of research information analytics in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at Illinois and GSLIS senior research scientist, will provide opening remarks for the presentaions. The Research Showcase is an annual event open to campus and the general public.   The ...




CIRSS Faculty members Dubin, Stodden lead session at RDA Fifth Plenary Meeting
March 27, 2015
(Originally published at the GSLIS Newsroom) Research Associate Professor David Dubin and Associate Professor Victoria Stodden participated in the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), held March 8-11 in San Diego. They organized a session on the use of provenance encoding vocabularies for supporting research replication, with discussions focused on a use case in the field of epidemiology.   The session was jointly presented by the Research Data Provenance Interest G...




CIRSS researchers present at iConference 2015
March 17, 2015
CIRSS faculty and researchers will make a strong showing as they share their expertise in scientific data curation, information sharing, and data curation education at the ninth annual iConference, March 24-27 in Newport Beach, California. Hosted by the The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, this year's event will assemble scholars and researchers from around the globe as they explore this year's theme of "Create, Collabo...




Ludäscher named CIRSS director
March 10, 2015
(Originally posted at the GSLIS Newsroom) GSLIS Professor Bertram Ludäscher has been named the new director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.   Ludäscher is a leading figure in scientific data and knowledge management, focusing on the modeling, design, and optimization of workflows, foundations of provenance, data integration, and kn...




Registration now open for 2015 HTRC UnCamp
February 26, 2015
(Originally posted at the GSLIS Newsroom)The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) will host its 2015 UnCamp March 30-31 at the University of Michigan. The HTRC UnCamp brings together digital humanities researchers and tool developers as well as librarians and graduate students. It is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-case study, part community building, part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. Also included are li...




CIRSS Affiliates and Students Lead 2015 Data Curation Spring Institute at the University of Hong Kong
February 19, 2015
(Originally posted here).GSLIS and the University of Hong Kong (HKU) are partnering to host the Data Curation Spring Institute to be held February 25-27, 2015.Intended for academic librarians in Hong Kong and neighboring regions, the institute will feature lectures, hands-on lab exercises, and case studies that explore data management and curation, including sessions on data mark-up, understanding data provenance, and selecting and assessing repository systems and tools.   The three-day p...





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