All Events Related to Research Area: Data Curation


Agreeing to Disagree: Applying A Logic-Based Approach To Reconciling and Merging Multiple Taxonomies
2020-10-30
Taxonomies are Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) that classify concepts into hierarchies via parent- child (is-a) relationships. While taxonomies are largely used in information systems as tools for a simple controlled vocabulary, a number of chal...

Katy, Millie, Misty, and Me: Participatory Culture in Teen Fashion and Humor Comics
2020-03-06
This paper explores pre-Internet, print-based participatory culture in the form of reader-contributed content to fashion and humor comics associated with characters such as Archie Comics’ Katy Keene and Marvel’s Patsy Walker and Millie th...

Extracted Features: Opening Access to HathiTrust and Beyond
2019-09-27
The HathiTrust Digital Library (HTDL) contains nearly 17 million volumes (approximately 6 billion pages). Unfortunately, around 11 million HTDL volumes are under copyright restrictions and cannot be shared directly with users. To overcome this proble...

Advancing Data-enabled Discovery by Enabling Reproducibility and Transparency
2019-09-13
In this talk I will give an overview of recent developments including the 2019 National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine consensus report "Reproducibility and Replication in Science" (I was a committee member). I will offer s...

Sketches of Landscapes: Towards Information & Thinking Tools for the Rest of Us
2019-09-06
The computing and information sciences interact with, and sometimes are an essential part of, an ever wider range of academic disciplines from the natural sciences to the social sciences and the humanities. At the same time there is fragmentation, re...

Panel on Memory and Personal Archiving
2016-04-29
This panel will be presented at the Personal Digital Archiving Conference in Ann Arbor on May 12.One of the primary motivations for personal archiving is the preservation of materials related to personal and family memories. The four presentations in...

Illinois Databank (IDB) development preliminary report from the Illinois Research Data Service (RDS)
2016-04-01
Set to launch in late May, the Illinois Data Bank (IDB) is a self-deposit public access institutional data repository designed to publicly host data produced by Illinois researchers. Members of the Research Data Service (RDS) team will present on the...

New tools from the HathiTrust Research Center for digitized text analysis at scale: The HathiTrust+Bookworm tool and the Extracted Features dataset
2016-02-10
As library digitization efforts produce large quantities of digitized textual content, they create the conditions of possibility for novel inferencing techniques at scale, raising tantalizing possibilities for producing new knowledge about history, l...

The HathiTrust Research Center Workset Ontology
2015-10-21
Abstract: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...

Oxford summer internship experience recap, led by Nushrat Kahn and Jennifer Westrick
2015-09-30
Oxford-Illinois Digital Library Placement Program RecapsNushrat Khan and Jennifer Westrick will report on their summer 2015 experiences participating in the Oxford-Illinois Digital Library Placement Program at the Bodleian Library and the Oxford e-Re...

Building Community as a Curation Activity: Sharing Knowledge for Game Preservation
2013-02-20
The OAIS Reference Model emphasizes the need for archivists to monitor their designated community's level of knowledge and their common practices and tools for creating and using digital information.  Unfortunately this model assumes an exis...

Geobiology Site-Based Data Curation at Yellowstone National Park and Its Connection to Global Coral Reefs
2013-02-06
Abstract: A newly funded Institute of Museum and Library Services Site-Based Data Curation (IMLS-SBDC) project is developing a framework for the curation of research data generated at scientifically significant research sites. The framework will be b...

Collection Examples for Europeana Data Model
2012-11-07
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 des...

IMLS DCC and the Europeana Data Model: Convergences and Next Steps
2011-11-09
 IMLS DCC is collaborating with Europeana, a massive international digital cultural heritage aggregation. This session will be a conversation about next steps toward meeting the challenges to interoperability between these two aggregations, part...

The DLF-DCC Linked Data Prototype for the Digital Public Library of America
2011-09-28
This ERRT session will review the efforts to translate IMLS Digital Collection and Content collection-level XML records into Linked Data.• Mapping from XML to RDF/XML syntaxes• Analyzing Collection-level metadata patterns using SIMILE Gadge...

The Digital Public Library of America Initiative: Considering Content and Scope
2011-03-30
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) initiative began in December 2010 with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This ERRT session will provide an overview of the initiative and the first working meeting held at Harvard on March 1st o...