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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 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...




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...





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