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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...




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 ...





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