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CIRSS Seminar: The Center for Health Informatics, WHO, and COVID-19
The Center for Health Informatics is currently working on more than a dozen projects related to COVID-19 with WHO, the Pan American Health Organization, Mayo Clinic, CUPHD, and other organizations.  This talk will give an overview of some of these projects including social media research into the Infodemic; development of a number of WHO/PAHO factsheets and data science standard operating procedures (SOPs); an investigation of "MacGyverCare"; and others. We will also briefly discuss some as yet unmet requests for help from WHO and CUPHD and a new project, CHIME in Illinois, that we hope will help us meet these needs.

Ian Brooks, PhD is the Director of the Center for Health Informatics, the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center for Information Systems for Health, and a Research Scientist in the School of Information Sciences. His research focuses on the use of data from traditional and non-traditional sources to understand population health and support public health decision makers. Previously, Brooks was the Director of Health Sciences at NCSA, co-director of the bioinformatics core of the UIC Center for Translational Science, and a member of the CDC external advisory committee for high-performance computing.

Jacob Jett is a post-doctoral research fellow at the School of Information Sciences.  His research is primarily focused on information modeling issues with a special focus on ontology, controlled vocabulary, and schema development for Semantic Web infrastructure. He uses a combination of formal conceptual analysis approaches to analyze and organize digital information systems such as databases, repositories, and digital libraries. Jett earned his PhD in library and information science here at the iSchool, where he also completed his Masters and Certificate of Advanced Studies work.Read more

E-Research Roundtable: The HathiTrust Research Center Workset Ontology
The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational access to the HathiTrust corpus, a digital library of over 14.2 million books and other materials digitized by the Google Books project and other mass-digitization efforts. The HTRC Workset Ontology is an RDF-based data model that is designed to better capture metadata describing scholar-made research collections for non-consumptive analysis. This ERRT will discuss the ontology's core vocabulary and extension points. This talk will also discuss several of the partially resolved and unresolved use cases such as workset member granularity, workset member source, and describing workset contents by kind.

Jacob Jett is a doctoral student at GSLIS. His work employs formal methods to examine issues in the conceptual foundations of information access, organization, and retrieval, especially with regards to web and data semantics. Knowledge representation techniques and modeling exercises, such as ontology development and conceptual modeling, represent a sizable area of overlap in his research.He received his master's degree('07) and Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Digital Libraries ('10) from GSLIS.

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E-Research Roundtable: Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis (WCSA) Project Update
The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational access to the HathiTrust corpus, a digital library of millions of books and other materials digitized by the Google Books project and other mass-digitization efforts. “Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Prototyping Project” (WCSA) is a joint effort between CIRSS and HTRC that seeks to address three sets of tightly intertwined research questions regarding 1) enriching the metadata in the HathiTrust corpus, 2) augmenting string-based metadata with URIs to leverage discovery and sharing through external services, and 3) formalizing the notion of collections and worksets in the context of the HathiTrust Research Center to help scholars select and gather appropriate materials for analysis from within and beyond the 14.2 million volumes of the HathiTrust corpus. This ERRT will discuss lessons learned from four external projects that were awarded 9-month prototyping grants as part of the WCSA project as well as how experiences with the WCSA prototyping projects, user studies, and metadata analysis have informed ongoing development of a formal workset model for HTRC.Read more

E-Research Roundtable: Collection Examples for Europeana Data Model
We will discussing example collections for modeling collections from the IMLS Digital Collections and Content aggregation in the Europeana Data Model. We are hoping to use these examples to show the benefits integrating collections and collection description into the design of a digital library or aggregation system, by increasing access and by allowing users to understand the context of items and collections.

Our collection narratives are currently under construction, and can be found here: Read more

CIRSS Seminar: IMLS DCC Contribution to the Digital Library of America Beta Sprint
We will present highlights from our contribution to the Digital Public Library of American (DPLA) Beta Sprint, an initiative to solicit models, prototypes, tools, and interfaces that demonstrate how the DPLA might index and provide access to a wide range of broadly distributed content. The IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) project collaborated with the Digital Library Federation to leverage the DCC's 1000+ cultural heritage collections from libraries, museums, and archives from across the U.S. The team experimented with the DCC national aggregation model to extend the collections, make technical advances, and redesign the resource for the DPLA community.
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