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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...




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 &#...





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