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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...




Palmer named Outstanding Information Science Teacher by ASIS&T
September 25, 2013
[As announced on the GSLIS web site: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2013/09/palmer-named-outstanding-information-science-teacher-asist.)Carole Palmer (PhD ’96), director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) and professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Illinois, has received the 2013 Thomson Reuters Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award given by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T...




Carole Palmer to deliver keynote at meeting of the Research Data Alliance
September 12, 2013
Carole Palmer, Director of CIRSS and Professor at GSLIS, will deliver a keynote address at next week’s second biannual plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The three-day meeting, September 16-18, will be held in the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., and will involve conversations between top leaders from the White House and US science agencies, and their international colleagues.   Palmer’s keynote, “Fueling and Transforming Evidential Cul...




HTRC UnCamp 2013 to be held next week at the University of Illinois
September 4, 2013
The second annual HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp will begin this Sunday, September 8 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The 1.5-day event is targeted to digital humanities and informatics tool developers, researchers and librarians, and graduate students, and is structured in a dynamic "un-conference" setting. Its agenda features instructional and collaborative events like hands-on coding and demonstrations, inspirational use-cases, community building exercises,...




CIRSS makes strong showing at JCDL 2013
August 23, 2013
CIRSS PhD students, faculty, and staff made a strong showing at the 2013 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), July 22-26 in Indianapolis. JCDL is a premier international forum for research in digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues.CIRSS representation at the conference reported on activities of the Digital Collections and Content and Open Annotation Collaboration projects. CIRSS researchers presented two papers and a poster. In addition, JCDL featured t...





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