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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...




Varvel and Shen win ALISE Research Paper Award
January 23, 2014
Virgil E. Varvel Jr., former CIRSS Research Analyst, and Yi Shen, now Associate Professor at Virginia Tech's University Libraries, have won the 2014 ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition for their paper “Data Management Consulting at the Johns Hopkins University.” The award will be presented at the 2014 ALISE Annual Conference in Philadelphia PA, 21-24 January 2014.Abstract: As research data complexity and quantity grows and funding agency requirements for data manage...




CIRSS participation at IDCC14
January 15, 2014
CIRSS faculty and students will participate in the upcoming 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC), February 24-27 in San Francisco. This year's theme, "Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society," will focus on how data-driven tools and services allow us to explore, manage, use, and benefit from the world around us.   Panel   Preparing the workforce for digital curation: The iSchools p...




CIRSS researchers to present at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
December 5, 2013
CIRSS researchers will make a strong showing as they share their expertise in scientific data curation at next week’s 46th annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The meeting, December 9-13 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 are Carole Palmer, GSLIS professor and ...




HTRC releases RFP: Prototyping Projects for the HathiTrust Research Center
November 26, 2013
The HathiTrust Research Center is seeking proposals for prototyping projects to define and implement a tool or service that will help scholars better identify and select relevant resources at scale from the HathiTrust corpus and/or facilitate the construction of large-scale worksets useful for scholarly analyses.  Grants of $40,000 will be offered to each of four successful respondents to be conducted over a nine-month period beginning April 2014. Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Pr...




CIRSS releases white paper on modeling collections for digital aggregation and exchange environments
November 19, 2013
CIRSS is pleased to announce the public release of “Modeling Cultural Collections for Digital Aggregation and Exchange Environments,” a collaborative white paper developed by the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (Wickett, Fenlon, Palmer, Jett) in cooperation with key developers of EDM, the Europeana Data Model (Isaac, Doerr, Meghini).  The report outlines a formal extension of EDM that explicitly accommodates representation of collections and collection...




CIRSS makes strong showing at ASIS&T 2013
November 6, 2013
CIRSS students and faculty made a strong showing at the 2013 American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) meeting, November 1-5 in Montreal. ASIS&T is a premier annual conference, bringing together esearch on advances in the information sciences and related applications of information technology. This year’s theme was "Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries".   In addition to the numerous presentations offered by CIRSS researchers, ...




Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute workshop underway at MITH
October 16, 2013
The second in a series of Digital Humanities Data Curation workshops is currently underway at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland (UMD). 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 ...




Blake shares research at Technology Showcase
October 4, 2013
CIRSS Associate Director Cathy Blake presented “Using the Claim Framework to Synthesize Evidence and Accelerate Scientific Discovery” at the recent "Share the Vision 2013" technology showcase organized by the Office of Technology Management and the Research Park.  More details on hers and two other GSLIS presentations are reproduced below from the GSLIS web site (http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2013/10/blake-brooks-and-zhai-share-research-technology-showcase): A ...




Palmer, Weber to present at John Deere Big Data Summit
October 2, 2013
[As announced on the GSLIS web site 9/30/13: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2013/09/palmer-weber-present-john-deere-big-data-summit]Carole Palmer, GSLIS professor and director of CIRSS, and Nicholas Weber, GSLIS doctoral candidate, will share their expertise in data curation at the upcoming John Deere Big Data Summit, which will be held in Champaign on October 1 and 2. The summit is intended to bring together analytic and big data thought leaders from inside and outside the company to show...





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