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Allen Renear

Allen Renear
Renear's research is typically concerned with foundational issues in the development of formal ontologies for scientific and cultural objects, and the exploitation of those ontologies in data curation, scientific publishing and information system design. Recently his work has focused on fundamental issues in the curation of scientific datasets and conceptual models for data management and preservation. This includes topics such as levels of abstraction and encoding, identity, ontology, etc.

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Phone: (217) 333-3281

CIRSS Publications

Palmer, C. L., Weber, N. M., Muñoz, T., & Renear, A. H. (2013). Foundations of Data Curation: The Pedagogy and Practice of "Purposeful Work" with Research Data. Archive Journal, 2013(3). Read more

Wickett, K., Sacchi, S., Dubin, D., & Renear, A. (2012, October). Identifying Content and Levels of Representation in Scientific Data. Paper presented at the ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Retrieved from Read more

Wickett, K. M., Urban, R. J., & Renear, A. H. (2012). Towards a Logical Form for Descriptive Metadata [poster]. In Proceedings of the 2012 iConference (pp. 574-575). ACM. doi:10.1145/2132176.2132294 Read more

More CIRSS publications


December 1, 2010
Renear and Cragin Co-Chair IDCC Dec. 6-8
6th International Digital Curation Conference | Digital Curation Centre “Participation and Practice: Growing the Curation Community through the Data Decade” Digital curation manages, maintains, preserves, and adds value to digital data througho…

Past CIRSS Events

November 9, 2011
IMLS DCC and the Europeana Data Model: Convergences and Next Steps
 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 interop…