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iConference 2013 "Scholarship in Action: Data, Innovation, Wisdom"
February 6, 2013
CIRSS doctoral students, faculty, and associated faculty will be well represented at iConference 2013 "Scholarship in Action: Data, Innovation, and Wisdom". Faculty will lead workshops on varied topics such as workforce gaps in data science and data analytics and practical applications of computational scientometrics. CIRSS doctoral students will present on a wide array of topics, from the relationship between a unified ontology and integrated digital preservation systems to the explor...




Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute summer 2013 workshop now accepting applications
December 20, 2012
Digital Humanities Data Curation, a series of three-day workshops, will provide a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts and practices, focusing on the special issues and challenges of data curation in the humanities. Workshops are aimed at humanities researchers—whether traditional faculty or alternative (alt-ac) professionals—as well as librarians, archivists, cultural heritage specialists, other information professionals, and advanced graduate students. Applica...




New video on DCERC program available
December 18, 2012
The Data Curation Education in Research Centers program (DCERC) is a model for data curation education, coupling high-quality curriculum with field experiences in research and data centers. This unique program educates library and information science students at the master's and doctoral-levels, and builds on the strengths of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville School of Information Sci...




Karen Wickett to present at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
December 4, 2012
Dr. Karen Wickett will present "Representing Identity and Equivalence for Scientific Data" at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Taking place December 3-7 2012 in San Francisco, California, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders. Wickett will address the issues of equivalence and identify in the representation of scientific data ...




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...





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