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Timothy Cole
Coordinator for Library Applications at CIRSS
Mathematics Librarian and Professor of Library Administration

Timothy Cole
Coordinates projects focusing on academic library applications of informatics research in CIRSS, with an emphasis on metadata schema design and application, linked data-based services, scholarly collection definition and description, and/or applicability to digital humanities scholarship.  Research interests include metadata best practices, digital library system design, digital library interoperability protocols, and the use of XML for encoding metadata and digitized scholarly resources in science, mathematics and literature.



Phone: 217-244-7837

CIRSS Publications

Nurmikko-Fuller, T., Page, K., Willcox, P., Jett, J., Maden, C., Cole, T., Fallaw, C., Senseney, M., & Downie, J. S.  (2015, June).  Building Complex Research Collections in Digital Libraries: A Survey of Ontology Implications.  Paper presented at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2015, Knoxville, TN.  Read more

Fenlon, K., Fallaw, C., Cole, T. W., & Han, M.-J. (2014, September). A preliminary evaluation of HathiTrust metadata: Assessing the sufficiency of legacy records. Paper presented at the 2014 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, London, UK. Read more

Wade, M. R., Cole, T., & Han, M.-J. (July, 2014). Linked Open Data Technologies and Emblematica Online II. Poster presented at Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland. Read more

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CIRSS Projects

Exploring the Benefits for Users of Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections
PI: Timothy Cole (CIRSS & University Library); co-PI: Myung-Ja Han (University Library); co-PI Caroline Szylowicz (University Library)
Funding Agency: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


December 8, 2015
Cole named CIRSS coordinator for library applications
The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at GSLIS recently welcomed Timothy Cole (MS '89) to the Center staff as coordinator for library applications. In this newly-created role, Cole will coordinate projects focusin…

December 1, 2015
Mellon Foundation supports CIRSS research on linked open data, digitized special collections
(Originally published at the GSLIS newsroom)The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been awarded a new research grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore the benefits for users of linked open data (LOD) for digitized librar…

Past CIRSS Events

March 11, 2015
Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis (WCSA) Project Update
The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational access to the HathiTrust corpus, a digital library of millions of books and other materials digitized by the Google Books project and other …

November 5, 2014
W3C activity update: Web Annotation Working Group
 In August of this year the World Wide Consortium (W3C) chartered the Web Annotation Working Group ( Tim Cole and Jacob Jett are members of the Working Group, represent…

February 12, 2014
Validation of Open Annotation RDF
The W3C Open Annotation (OA) Community Group data model and ontology builds on RDF and other W3C Semantic Web standards. As new OA-based applications come on line and in anticipation of the OA specifi…

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