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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...




CIRSS faculty, staff travel to Oxford for digital humanities workshop
June 17, 2014
CIRSS faculty and staff have collaborated with the Oxford e-Research Centre to organize a five-day workshop to be held this July. The workshop, Data Curation and Access for the Digital Humanities, is part of Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2014 and will introduce data curation concepts and practices to a group of students, faculty, and information professionals who work with humanities research data. Registration is open through June 23. Interim Dean Allen Renear, Associate Dean for ...




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 ...





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