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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

More CIRSS publications


April 17, 2018
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 Professor…

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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