All News Related to Research Area: Data Curation


2021-02-09
Ludäscher to present keynote at reusable research webinar
Professor and Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) Director Bertram Ludäscher will be the keynote speaker for a webinar hosted by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) on February 10. The webinar, "Toward Open, Reproducible, and Reusable Research," will present projects, approaches, and practices that advance research sharing for reproducibility and reuse.His keynote, "Computational Reproducibility vs. Transparency: Is It FAIR E...

2020-02-21
iSchool researchers organize provenance workshop in Ireland
PhD students Michael Gryk and Jessica Cheng and alumna Rhiannon Bettivia (PhD '16) organized a provenance workshop, which was held on February 17 in conjunction with the 15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) in Dublin, Ireland.The full-day workshop, Navigating through the Panoply of Provenance Metadata Standards useful for Digital Curation, covered a variety of established provenance metadata standards and controlled vocabularies useful in digital curation, including PREMIS, ...

2019-09-24
iSchool researchers present at ro2019
CIRSS researchers will present their work at the Workshop on Research Objects 2019 (ro2019), which will be held in conjunction with eScience 2019 on September 24-27 in San Diego, California. The Research Objects approach proposes a way to "package, describe, publish, archive, explore, and understand digital research outputs by reusing existing Web standards and formats." Workshop participants will explore recent advances and challenges remaining to increase Research Object uptake among...

2019-05-31
Ludäscher Lab to present research at Philadelphia Logic Week
Professor Bertram Ludäscher will be presenting research with group members during Philadelphia Logic Week 2019. The event, which will be held from June 3-7 at St. Joseph's University, brings together several conferences dedicated to the research on logic, knowledge representation, reasoning, transformations and provenance: the 15th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (LPNMR 2019), the 3rd International Workshop on the Resurgence of Datalog in Academi...

2019-03-01
Uni High students advance their research with iSchool faculty
Through the Frankel Scholars internship program, students enrolled in University of Illinois Laboratory High School are able to collaborate with iSchool faculty mentors on various research projects. This year's inaugural program, managed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), includes 16 students who complete internships led by an NCSA staff member or an NCSA faculty affiliate from other units on campus, including the iSchool.The internships include research in a vari...

2018-07-06
Ludäscher to deliver keynote at ProvenanceWeek 2018
Professor and CIRSS Director Bertram Ludäscher will be the keynote speaker for the 7th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW) during ProvenanceWeek 2018, which will be held July 9-13 at King's College in London. While provenance information has long been recognized as crucial metadata in the information sciences, provenance research has become increasingly important in computer science as well.During ProvenanceWeek, researchers from computer science and related discipli...

2018-04-17
Cole honored with Avner Professorship
Adapted from a University Library news releaseThe University Library has named iSchool affiliated faculty member and CIRSS Coordinator for Library Applications Timothy W. Cole, head of the Mathematics Library, for the Elaine and Allen Avner Professorship in Interdisciplinary Research. Cole holds this honor as of April 16, 2018, continuing for five years.The professorship was established with a gift from longtime Library Friend Allen Avner in November 2017. Cole will carry out research in fields ...

2018-04-16
iSchool coordinates IMLS-funded forum on data mining research
A group of cross-disciplinary experts gathered in Chicago on April 5 and 6 for a national forum on text data mining research. The forum, Data Mining Research Using In-copyright and Limited-access Text Datasets, was coordinated by iSchool faculty and staff and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (grant LG-73-17-0070-17).Principal Investigator Bertram Ludäscher, professor and director of the iSchool’s Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS),...

2016-07-11
CIRSS to make strong showing at Digital Humanities 2016
(Originally published at the iSchool newsroom)Several CIRSS representatives will speak next week at Digital Humanities 2016, the annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. The event will be held in Krakow, Poland on July 11-17.Presentations by iSchool faculty, staff, and students include:“Mining Texts with the Extracted Features Dataset”Presented by Postdoctoral Research Associate Peter Organisciak and Professor J. Stephen Downie“A Comparative Analys...

2014-09-18
CIRSS faculty and students to present research at the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Several CIRSS Ph.D and Master's students who have been active in the Site-Based Data Curation at Yellowstone National Park (SBDC) project will be presenting at the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference in Mammoth, Wyoming October 6-8, 2014.  The conference's theme is "Crossing Boundaries in Science, Management, & Conservation" and hosted by the National Park Service.   Poster   Aggregating and Integrating Geobiological Data from Yellowstone National Park: A...

2014-02-12
Carole Palmer presents seminar on site-based curation for the CyberGIS Brown Bag Seminar series
Carole Palmer presents seminar on site-based curation for the CyberGIS Brown Bag Seminar series Carole Palmer, Director of CIRSS and Professor at GSLIS, presented a talk titled “Optimizing Data Resources for Reuse:  Site-Based Data Curation” as part of the CyberGIS Brown Bag Seminar series.  The seminar was held on Tuesday, Februrary 11 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the NCSA Building, on the University of Illinois campus.  Abstract: Advances in the management and ...

2013-12-05
CIRSS researchers to present at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
CIRSS researchers will make a strong showing as they share their expertise in scientific data curation at next week’s 46th annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The meeting, December 9-13 in San Francisco, California, is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, gathering more than 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders.Representing CIRSS at this year’s AGU conference are Carole Palmer, GSLIS professor and ...

2013-10-16
Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute workshop underway at MITH
The second in a series of Digital Humanities Data Curation workshops is currently underway at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland (UMD). The series of three-day intensive workshops is hosted by Digital Humanities Data Curation (DHDC), a collaborative research project supported by CIRSS, MITH, and Northeastern University that seeks to develop strong data curation practices within the digital humanities community through the workshop series ...

2013-08-23
CIRSS makes strong showing at JCDL 2013
CIRSS PhD students, faculty, and staff made a strong showing at the 2013 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), July 22-26 in Indianapolis. JCDL is a premier international forum for research in digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues.CIRSS representation at the conference reported on activities of the Digital Collections and Content and Open Annotation Collaboration projects. CIRSS researchers presented two papers and a poster. In addition, JCDL featured t...

2013-08-20
CIRSS researchers present at Balisage 2013: The Markup Conference
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...

2013-06-25
Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute workshop underway at GSLIS
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 ...

2013-06-03
Carole Palmer delivers inaugural Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture in Information Science
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...

2013-03-13
Carole Palmer to present on priorities for data curation research and education
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...

2013-03-13
Research Showcase 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...

2012-12-20
Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute summer 2013 workshop now accepting applications
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...

2012-12-18
New video on DCERC program available
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...

2012-11-28
CIRSS to make strong showing at the 8th IDCC
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...

2012-11-06
IMLS Digital Collections & Content team recieves sub-award from the Digital Public Library of America Secretariat
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...

2012-10-03
CIRSS Receives IMLS Award to Develop Site-Based Data Curation Framework for Long-Tail Science
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...

2012-08-01
Ashley Clark to present paper at Balisage 2012
CIRSS RA Ashley Clark will present a paper at the mark-up conference Balisage, held 1-10 August 2012 in Montreal, Canada.  Her paper, "Meta: Exploring the Provenance of XSL Transformations," is the product of her work with CIRSS' long-running IMLS-funded education project, Data Curation Education Program in the Humanities. Abstract: When documents are transformed with XSLT, what methods can be used to understand and record those transformations? Though they aren't specif...

2012-07-27
NEH funds 2013 Digital Humanities Data Curation Institutes collaboration led by MITH
CIRSS is one of three collaborators on a recently announced NEH award, led by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanties (MITH), to develop a series of data curation workshops for humanities scholars, librarians and archivists.  The NEH award announcement and further details on the project are reproduced below from MITH PI Trevor Munoz's 26 July 2012 blog post: MITH is pleased to announce an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities 2012 Institutes for Advanced...

2012-06-11
Final Report Published for Long-running IMLS Data Curation Education Program Grant
"Centuries of Knowledge: Graduate School of Library and Information Science Data Curation Education Program" (DCEP), one of our most successful and long-running grant projects, concluded this December, and the final report is now available through IDEALS: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/30845. DCEP was funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (RE-05-05-0036) and was designed to increase educational and research capacity in data curation at GSLIS. In the first year of the...

2012-03-12
Europeana Researchers Visit CIRSS
Europeana project researchers Carlo Meghini and Antoine Isaac visited CIRSS from 6-9 March 2012 to share information and discuss the Europeana and IMLS DCC data models.  They led sessions of the CIRSS eResearch Round Table and the CIRSS Seminar Series.  Descriptions and links to slides and audio follow below.------------------ "Introduction to the Europeana Data Model: Framework & Requirements"Carlo Meghini, Institute of Information Science & Technology, Italy The E...

2012-02-13
CIRSS Researchers at iConference 2012
CIRSS faculty, students and staff attended the 2012 iConference (http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/2012index/), an annual gathering information scholars, researchers and practitioners led by the iSchools consortium of information schools (http://www.ischools.org/site/about/).  The 2012 iConference took place in Toronto, Ontario, February 6-10 2012.Workshops, presentations and posters by CIRSS researchers include: Qin,J., Crowston, K.G., Lesk, M., Blake, C., & Mostafa, J.  (2...

2011-10-24
DLF/DCC DPLA Beta Sprint Effort Presented at DPLA Plenary
CIRSS and the Council on Library and Information Resources’ DLF program presented their submission to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Beta Sprint at the DPLA Plenary meeting, October 21, 2011, in Washington, DC. The project prototype leverages the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Digital Collections and Content (IMLS DCC) resource and DLF Aquifer content as a core collection for the DPLA. The IMLS DCC, launched in 2003, is an aggregation of digital collection...

2011-07-26
DLF/DCC participates in DPLA Beta Sprint
CIRSS is collaborating with CLIR/DLF on a Digital Public Library Data Sprint contribution. The project is being funded by the Mellon Foundation. See our video and press release....

2011-06-23
DCEP-H Project holds Advisory Board meeting
The CIRSS DCEP-H Project will be holding a meeting of its Advisory Board in Palo Alto on June 23rd following the Humanities Data Curation Summit.  The Data Curation Education Program for the Humanities (DCEP-H) extends the GSLIS Data Curation Education Program (DCEP) to include training in the curation of humanities data. As a result of DCEP-H activities, more than half of the students who now participate in these GSLIS programs have a humanities background.  The grant has also funded ...

2011-05-24
CIRSS hosts the 2011 Summer Institute on Data Curation at GSLIS
  The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) will host the 2011 Summer Institute on Data Curation at GSLIS, from Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9. Twenty-six applicants were accepted to this year’s Summer Institute, with support from the Data Conservancy and the IMLS-funded Data Curation Education Program. For more information, please read the full story on the GSLIS webpage.   ...