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Nic Weber profiled for work at NCAR
November 28, 2012
  Nic Weber was recently profiled for his experience working at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) as part of the Advanced Studies Fellowships Program.  During his time at NCAR, Weber studied how open-source climate models were developed among teams of software engineers and conducted an infometrics study of data re-use. Weber is the first information science student to earn a spot in the Advanced Studies Fellowship Program. Read more here: http://www.lis.illin...




CIRSS to make strong showing at the 8th IDCC
November 28, 2012
CIRSS Faculty, PhD students, and staff will be making a strong showing at the 8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC). Taking place January 14-16, 2013, IDCC brings together an international group of those who create and manage data and information, those who use it and those who research and teach about curation processes. Three students who participated in the Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC) program - University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences stu...




Jacob Jett joins panel to present Using Open Annotation at DLF 2012
November 7, 2012
Jacob Jett recently delivered a presentation as part of the "Using Open Annotation" panel at Digital Library Federation(DLF) Forum 2012.This panel examined scholarly digital annotation models, tools and services, focusing on recent work by the Open Annotation Collaboration and the W3C Open Annotation Community Group to improve the interoperability of annotation applications and to make annotations themselves more conformant with Linked Open Data principles.Panel members also provided a...




Katrina Fenlon facilitates discussion at Topic Modeling for Humanities Research
November 6, 2012
Katrina Fenlon recently facilitated a discussion on applications of topic modeling to humanities research questions. Held November 3 at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Topic Modeling for Humanities Research workshop provided an "opportunity for cross-fertilization, information exchange, and collaboration between and among humanities scholars and researchers in natural language processing on the subject of ...




IMLS Digital Collections & Content team recieves sub-award from the Digital Public Library of America Secretariat
November 6, 2012
The IMLS Digital Collections & Content (DCC) team has received a $50,000 sub-award from the Digital Public Library of Americas (DPLA) Secretariat to further refine the teams DPLA Beta Sprint prototype. The Beta Sprint prototype was originally developed during Summer 2011 as part of the DPLA Beta Sprint. The prototype was selected as one of six finalist projects showcased during the DPLAs Fall 2011 Plenary Meeting in Washington, D.C.Bringing together resources from over 1000 cultural heritage...




Catherine Blake organizes Sociotechnical Data Analytics workshop for iConference 2013
October 25, 2012
CIRSS Associate Director Catherine Blake, along with Jeffery Stanton of Syracuse University, and Joshua Blumenstock of the University of Washington have organized a workshop on Sociotechnical Data Analytics to be delivered at iConference 2013.Sociotechnical Data Analytics (SODA) emphasizes social (economic, ethical, policy, and political) and technical (databases, social networking, data mining, and text mining) aspects of data analytics that are required to fully realize the potential of the Fo...




Thomas Padilla presents at Archives and Activism Symposium
October 22, 2012
GSLIS student and CIRSS Graduate Assistant, Thomas Padilla recently presented, "Preservationistas: Online Communities, Activist Preservation, and Born-Digital Archives" at the Archives and Activism Symposium in New York City. Held October 12, 2012 at The New School, the symposium brought together leaders in the archival activism space to discuss recent projects and future directions for archival activism.This symposium was dedicated to the memory of archivist and historian Michael Nash...




CIRSS to make strong showing at ASIS&T 2012
October 22, 2012
CIRSS Faculty, Affiliated Faculty, PhD Students, and Staff will be making yet another strong showing at ASIS&T's annual meeting. Taking place October 26-30, 2012 the ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a primary  venue for disseminating research centered on advances in the information sciences and related applications of information technology.Find below a list of CIRSS presentations, papers, posters, and workshops:Unreliable and Uncertain Annotators: Evaluating Rater Quality and Rating Di...




Virgil Varvel presents on panel: When IRBs Do Not Agree: On Campus, Across Universities, Internationally
October 9, 2012
As part of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics - Ethics Awareness Week, Virgil Varvel of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship will be participating as part of a panel being led by Nicholas Burbulas on When IRBs Do Not Agree: On Campus, Across Universities, Internationally.When IRBs Do Not Agree: On Campus, Across Universities, InternationallyTime: 1:00 PMPlace: Illini Union 209Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is a requirement for virtually ...




CIRSS Receives IMLS Award to Develop Site-Based Data Curation Framework for Long-Tail Science
October 3, 2012
The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $499,919 for the project, Site-Based Data Curation for Small Science, led by CIRSS Director Carole Palmer, with co-Principal Investigators Bruce Fouke, Professor in Geology, Microbiology, and the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sayeed Choudhury, Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center and Associate Dean of Library Digital Programs at Johns Hopkins University...





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