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2019-09-17
Underwood to discuss machine learning at Sawyer Seminar
Professor Ted Underwood will present his research on machine learning at the University of Pittsburgh on September 19. His talk is part of the University's Sawyer Seminar, a year-long project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that brings together a diverse range of practitioners and disciplinary specialists to analyze the co-evolution of data and method across more than a century.In his talk, "Machine Learning and Historical Perspective," Underwood will explore tensions and...

2019-05-06
National Humanities Center Fellowship supports Underwood book project
With support from the National Humanities Center, Professor Ted Underwood is examining patterns of human perspective throughout two centuries of literary history. The Center is a residential institute for advanced study in art history, classics, languages and literature, philosophy, and other fields of the humanities. In addition to pursuing their own research and writing at the Center, fellows form seminars and study groups with cohorts holding shared research interests.Underwood received the C...

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...

2015-10-02
$1 million Mellon grant to help humanities scholars explore digital publishing options
Press release courtesy of the Illinois News Bureau A four-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help University of Illinois humanities scholars identify digital publishing options and produce new publications that will best disseminate their research.The collaborative project involves the University Library, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), and the Department of African American Stu...

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 ...

2013-09-04
HTRC UnCamp 2013 to be held next week at the University of Illinois
The second annual HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp will begin this Sunday, September 8 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The 1.5-day event is targeted to digital humanities and informatics tool developers, researchers and librarians, and graduate students, and is structured in a dynamic "un-conference" setting. Its agenda features instructional and collaborative events like hands-on coding and demonstrations, inspirational use-cases, community building exercises,...

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 ...

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...

2012-11-07
Jacob Jett joins panel to present Using Open Annotation at DLF 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...

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...

2011-06-28
Chao, Weber, and Sacchi Present at Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
  CIRSS graduate students Tiffany Chao, Nicholas Weber, and Simone Sacchi presented posters at the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries this month, which took place in Ottawa, Canada, from June 13-June 17. The theme for this year's conference was "Digital Libraries: Bringing Together Scholars, Scholarship and Research Data." Analytic Potential of Data: Assessing Reuse ValueCarole L. Palmer; Nicholas M. Weber; Melissa H. Cragin This poster represents the first&nb...

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.   ...