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CIRSS researchers present at Balisage 2013: The Markup Conference
August 20, 2013
CIRSS researchers recently presented a paper and poster at the Balisage 2013 conference, August 6-9 in Montreal. Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup. This year's program explored challenges to the fundamental infrastructure of XML; case studies from government, academia, and publishing; approaches to overlapping data structures; discussions of XML's political fortunes; and technical papers.The paper, presented by David Dubin, and post...




Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute workshop underway at GSLIS
June 25, 2013
The first in a series of three-day Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute workshops is currently underway at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The workshop will provide 20 researchers from around the country with a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts, focusing on topics in the digital humanities.    Conducting research with digital materials poses new challenges for humanities scholars and ...




Cathy Blake invited to present at Carnegie Mellon Symposium on Cognitive Systems and Discovery Informatics
June 14, 2013
CIRSS Associate Director Cathy Blake has been invited to present at the Symposium on Cognitive Systems and Discovery Informatics at Carnegie Mellon University, to be held at the Silicon Vally Campus on 21-22 June 2013.  The symposium will explore the intersection of the discovery informatics and cognitive systems movements, bringing together researchers from a number of disciplines who study the scientific enterprise from different perspectives, and will work to develop a research agenda in...




Carole Palmer delivers inaugural Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture in Information Science
June 3, 2013
CIRSS Director Carole Palmer delivered the inaugurual Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture in Information Science at the Information School at the University of Washington in May.  The new annual lecture aims to inspire intellectual thinking and foster creativity in the iSchool community.  In her lecture, "Data Curation and the Reuse Value of Digital Research Data: Meeting the Aims of Multiple Disciplines and Stakeholders," Dr Palmer spoke about CIRSS research to identify curation...




A Model for Providing Web 2.0 Services to Cultural Heritage Institutions: The IMLS DCC Flickr Feasibility Study in D-Lib
May 28, 2013
An article by Jacob Jett, Megan Senseney and Carole Palmer reporting the findings of the IMLS DCC Flickr Feasibility Study has been published in this month's issue of D-Lib Magazine:  The Flickr Feasibility Study, which was launched by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Digital Collections and Content (DCC) project in 2009 to determine how aggregators might provide intermediary services for cultural heritage institutions wishing to engage in Web 2.0 initiatives, shed l...




Karen Wickett receives Berner-Nash Memorial Award
May 15, 2013
Post-doctoral Research Associate Karen Wickett recently received the Berner-Nash Memorial Award for her  dissertation, “Collection/Item Metadata Relationships”. The Berner-Nash Memorial Award is presented in recognition of outstanding doctoral dissertations.Interim Dean Allen Renear wrote the following in support of the award: Karen's Wickett's dissertation on the relationships between descriptions of collections and descriptions of the items in collections explores s...




Carole Palmer to present on priorities for data curation research and education
March 13, 2013
Professor of Library and Information Science and CIRSS Director, Carole Palmer, will deliver a presentation titled, "Setting Priorities for Data Curation Research and Education", at the University of North Carlolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science on March 20, 2013.  Abstract:"As our data curation research and education initiatives become more established, we are striving to increase impact on practice by sharpening the focus of our programs and build...




Research Showcase 2013
March 13, 2013
On Friday March 29, from 12:00PM - 5:00PM, CIRSS faculty and students will join GSLIS colleagues to present and share their research in a series of posters, presentations, and demonstrations. University of Illinois Vice Chancellor for Research Peter Schiffer will open the 2013 Research Showcase. The Research Showcase is an annual event open to campus and the general public.The full program and event location can be found here: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/research/showcase.See below for a list of...




Identifying Claims in Social Science Literature Poster wins Honorable Mention at iConference 2013
March 12, 2013
CIRSS Associate Director Catherine Blake, Assistant Professor Kate Williams, doctoral students Shameem Ahmed and Noah Lenstra, and masters student Qiyuan Liu received an Honorable Mention Award at iConference 2013 for their poster "Identifying Claims in Social Science Literature". The poster demonstrated application of Professor Blake's Claim Framework to social science literature.While the Claim Framework was initially developed to capture how scientists communicate findings from ...




Open Annotation Data Model Community Specification Meeting Announcement
February 20, 2013
The Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC) recently announced three public meetings to introduce the Open Annotation Data Model Community Specification. With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, OAC project members will use the meetings to inform digital humanities and sciences computing developers, curators of digital collections and scholars using digital content about the W3C Open Annotation Community Groups work. OAC Principle Investigator and CIRSS Affiliated Researcher Timot...





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