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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...




CIRSS Participation at IDCC 2015
January 26, 2015
CIRSS faculty and students will participate in the upcoming 10th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC), February 9-12 in London, UK. This year's theme, "Ten years back, ten years forward: achievements, lessons and the future for digital curation," will focus on how the digital curation research community will be moving the domain forward in the years to come.     Posters:   Hou, C.-Y., Betancourt, T., & Mayernik, M.  (2015, February).  Cr...




CIRSS researchers to present at the 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
December 9, 2014
CIRSS researchers will make a strong showing as they share their expertise in scientific data curation at next week's 47th annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The meeting, December 15-19 in San Francisco, California, is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, gathering more than 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders.   Representing CIRSS at this year’s AGU conference CIRSS Ph.D students Andrea Tho...




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...





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