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Blake, Twidale serve as expert advisors to the VA
December 8, 2014
(Originally posted at the GSLIS Newsroom)GSLIS faculty members Catherine Blake and Michael Twidale are working as expert advisors to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Information Resource Center (VIReC) on a project to analyze the socio-technical aspects of VA’s HSRData-L Listserv. VIReC is a VA Health Service Research & Development Service (HSR&D) resource center that supports VA researchers in need of information about data resources specific to their research. HSRData-L...




New doctoral field exam in Socio-technical Data Analytics (SODA) approved
October 31, 2014
(Originally published here.) GSLIS will offer a new doctoral field exam in Socio-technical Data Analytics (SODA) beginning in the Fall 2014 semester. GSLIS introduced the SODA specialization in the 2012-13 academic year, but this is the first time that a reading list and field exam specifically designed for doctoral students pursuing SODA research will be available.   "It is exciting to see doctoral students make their way through the program as they become independent researchers,&...




DCERC program gives students hands-on experience at National Center for Atmospheric Research
October 28, 2014
At the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), scientists study major global issues from climate change to solar activity to air quality. The data collected at NCAR is shared with other researchers in the United States and internationally, contributing to solutions to world-wide environmental challenges.   A thousand miles away, students at the University of Illinois have access to one of the few programs that prepares professionals to manage the growing amounts of data collected...




Andrea Thomer awarded scholarship to attend the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
October 6, 2014
Andrea Thomer, CIRSS Ph.D. student and research assistant for Site-Based Data Curation at Yellowstone National Park (SBDC), has received a scholarship award to attend the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  The conference was held October 6-8, 2014 in Mammoth, Wyoming.  covers registration, lodging, and some associated conference events.     Andrea will be participating in the conference with several other CIRSS faculty, staff, and pro...




CIRSS Ph.D. student Tiffany Chao wins ASIS&T dissertation scholarship and ICPSR best paper award
September 22, 2014
CIRSS Ph.D. student Tiffany Chao has been awarded ASIS&T’s Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship for 2014.  Sponsored by Thomson Reuters, the scholarship provides a $1,500 cash award to support doctoral students with their dissertation research.  The award will be presented at the upcoming ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting in Seattle WA, 31 Oct - 5 Nov 2014.Proposal abstract: The focus of this dissertation research is to inform metadata generation processes...




CIRSS faculty and students to present research at the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
September 18, 2014
Several CIRSS Ph.D and Master's students who have been active in the Site-Based Data Curation at Yellowstone National Park (SBDC) project will be presenting at the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference in Mammoth, Wyoming October 6-8, 2014.  The conference's theme is "Crossing Boundaries in Science, Management, & Conservation" and hosted by the National Park Service.   Poster   Aggregating and Integrating Geobiological Data from Yellowstone National Park: A...




CIRSS students, faculty, and staff to present at ASIS&T 2014
September 16, 2014
CIRSS faculty, students, and staff will participate in the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 77th Annual Meeting, which will be held October 31-November 5 in Seattle, WA.   Panels:   Responding to Emerging Data Workforce Demand: Harnessing Data Center Expertise Carole L. Palmer, Cheryl Annette Thompson, Carol Tenopir, Suzie Allard, Matthew S. Mayernik, and James Kreft  As demand for data expertise intensifies, educators are developing new p...




Catherine Blake presents paper at the 2014 International Symposium on Inconsistency Robustness
September 15, 2014
CIRSS Associate Director and GSLIS Associate Professor Catherine Blake presented a paper at the 2014 International Symposium on Inconsistency Robustness, held at Stanford University July 29-31, 2014.  The symposium connected an interdisciplinary group of researchers from around the globe to discuss concepts related to inconsistency robustness.  This research community aims to develop technical systems that account for inconsistency rather than trying to eliminate or ignore it.   ...




CIRSS students and faculty present at the 2014 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL)
September 12, 2014
Several CIRSS students and faculty recently presented their research at the 2014 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) in London, UK from September 8-12.  Held at City University London, the conference hosted an international group of researchers working in various areas of digital librarianship. Paper:A preliminary evaluation of HathiTrust metadata: Assessing the sufficiency of legacy recordsKatrina Fenlon, Colleen Fallaw, Timothy W. Cole and Myung-Ja HanPosters:Exploring Relat...




CIRSS Researchers Present Work at Digital Humanities 2014
August 1, 2014
Many of the CIRSS faculty, students, and staff attended the 2014 Digital Humanities conference in Lausanne, Switzerland from July 7-11, 2014. The theme for the conference was "Digital Cultural Empowerment."   Digital Humanities Data Curation Institutes: Challenges and Preliminary Findings Megan Senseney, Trevor Muñoz, Julia Flanders, and Ali Fenlon   The growth of digital humanities research has made the curation of DH research data a priority for humanities schol...





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