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Carole L. Palmer
Professor, University of Washington Information School and Professor Emerita, iSchool at Illinois

Carole L. Palmer
Founding Director of CIRSS, Professor Emerita at the iSchool, and Professor at the University of Washington's Information School. Carole Palmer investigates problems in scientific and scholarly information work, development of large-scale digital research collections, and barriers to interdisciplinary inquiry, and has been leading education initiatives in data curation since 2005.

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Palmer, C. L., Weber, N., & Yan, A. (2015,November). Data Curation Research @ the iSchool: Data Sharing and Meaningful Reuse. Poster presented at the Information School Research Fair, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. November 19, 2015. Read more

Fouke, B. W., Palmer, C. L., Thomer, A. K., DiLauro, T., Gordon, S., & Hendrix, C. (2014). Fostering Interdisciplinary Science through Data Curation: Geobiology at Yellowstone National Park as Exemplar. 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Mammoth, Wyoming, October 6-8, 2014. Read more

Palmer, C. L. (2015). Retaining the Richness of Research Data: Earth Data Science in the Era of Big Data and Compute. Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington DC, April 29, 2015. Read more

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CIRSS News

May 17, 2011
Palmer participates in NSF funded Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Collaborative Science
  Carole Palmer, Director of CIRSS, will participate in the Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Collaborative Science, an NSF-funded workshop sponsored by and hosted at NESCent, May 18-20, 2011. This workshop brings together participants with a …

February 9, 2011
CIRSS researchers present at iConference 2011
  CIRSS researchers present at iConference 2011: Data Practices across Disciplines: Informing Collections & Curation Data Curation Education in Research Centers: Carole L. Palmer (UIUC), Suzie Allard (Tennessee), Mary Marlino (NCAR Library) …

Past CIRSS Events

April 2, 2014
Digital Collection Contexts: Intellectual and Organizational Functions at Scale
Recent trends in interoperable content and open data have raised a set of issues arising from the representation of context and complex digital objects.  CIRSS, together with collaborators from the E…

September 13, 2013
Curating Data for Reuse Value: Investing in Evidential Cultures of Research
Advances in the storage, archiving, and preservation of digital data are proceeding apace in data centers and research libraries, but curation services are needed that extend to identification of high…

October 10, 2012
Working through Significance 2.0: A guide to assessing the significance of collections
We will walk through this 2009 document from the Collections Council of Australia, available online. From the introduction: "Significance 2.0 outlines the theory, practice and many applications of the…

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