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HathiTrust Research Center Awards Four Prototyping Project Grants
May 6, 2014
The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is pleased to announce the recipients of four Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis (WCSA) prototyping project awards. These projects represent a range of approaches to developing new tools and techniques designed to assist researchers and scholars in 1) identifying and selecting resources from within the HathiTrust and 2) creating worksets of these resources for scholarly analysis.    Each project will receive $40,000 to develop a prototype ov...




Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute workshop at Northeastern
April 23, 2014
The third and final in a series of Digital Humanities Data Curation workshops will be held April 30-May 2, 2014 at the Snell Library at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. The series of three-day intensive workshops is hosted by Digital Humanities Data Curation (DHDC), a collaborative research project supported by CIRSS, MITH, and Northeastern University that seeks to develop strong data curation practices within the digital humanities community through the workshop series as well as an onlin...




CIRSS to Host Data Curation Alumni Panel
April 22, 2014
The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) welcomes alumni from the Specialization in Data Curation for a virtual panel discussion on April 22, 2:00-3:30 pm CST.Panelists: Leighton Christiansen (MS '12), Librarian/Director, Iowa Department of Transportation Aaron Collie (MS '10), Digital Curation Librarian, Michigan State University James Kreft (MS '13), Technical Lead, USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics Andrea Ogier (MS &#...




Two Socio-technical Data Analytics (SODA) Research Assistantships available starting summer or fall 2014
April 17, 2014
Two Socio-technical Data Analytics (SODA) Research Assistantships available starting summer or fall 2014. The iSchool at Illinois (www.lis.illinois.edu) is recruiting high quality masters students to design, develop, and evaluate new computational and socio-technical solutions to the grand challenges of the twenty-first century. We are particularly interested in students who will deepen the diversity of the 2014/15 cohort, such as those changing careers, those who see the potential that big dat...




Surbeck, Wickes to participate in international Python conference
April 9, 2014
Programmers from around the world will flock to Montreal on April 9-17 for PyCon 2014, the world’s largest gathering for users of the programming language Python. Among the participants will be two GSLIS master’s students, Elizabeth Surbeck and Elizabeth Wickes. Wickes, a first-semester student specializing in data curation and socio-technical data analytics (SODA) and CIRSS research assistant, will present a poster titled, “Adventures in Learning Python.” The poster out...




Twidale and Blake receive INSPIRE grant to explore collaborative information seeking and data use
February 25, 2014
Dr. Michael Twidale, GSLIS Professor, and Dr. Cathy Blake, GSLIS Associate Professor and CIRSS Associate Director, have received a $7000 grant from the Illinois-Sweden Program for Educational and Research Exchange (INSPIRE). Their project, “Collaborative Information Seeking and Data Use,” is a partnership with Dr. Preben Hansen, Associate Professor at Stockholm University and 2013-2015 GSLIS Research Fellow. The use of data is often more collaborative than we allow for in current se...




Carole Palmer presents seminar on site-based curation for the CyberGIS Brown Bag Seminar series
February 12, 2014
Carole Palmer presents seminar on site-based curation for the CyberGIS Brown Bag Seminar series Carole Palmer, Director of CIRSS and Professor at GSLIS, presented a talk titled “Optimizing Data Resources for Reuse:  Site-Based Data Curation” as part of the CyberGIS Brown Bag Seminar series.  The seminar was held on Tuesday, Februrary 11 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the NCSA Building, on the University of Illinois campus.  Abstract: Advances in the management and ...




Post-doc Sayan Bhattacharyya presents poster at Illinois 4th annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
February 6, 2014
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Sayan Bhattacharyya and Comparative & World Literature Assistant Professor, Rini Bhattacharya Mehta recently presented a poster, "Investigating writers' attitudes by mining a large corpus of books" at the Fourth Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium in Urbana, IL. Held January 31, 2014 at the Beckman Institute in the University of Illinois, the symposium brought together postdoctoral students from across all disciplines at the university to sh...




CIRSS researchers to present at iConference 2014 in Berlin
February 3, 2014
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 4-7 in Berlin, Germany. Hosted by the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, this year's event will assemble scholars and researchers from around the globe as they explore the topic "Breaking Down Walls: Culture, Context, Computing"...




Carole Palmer to present webinar on Data Curation Basics for the National Institutes of Health Library
January 28, 2014
Carole Palmer, Director of CIRSS and Professor at GSLIS, will present a webinar on "Data Curation Basics" as part of the Data Literacy for Librarians webinar series hosted by the National Institutes of Health Library. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 10:15am – 11:30pm CST.Dr. Palmer's talk will provide an overview of methodology and core principles related to curating research and scientific data, including data curation profiles from several rese...





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