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Jerome McDonough
Associate Professor

Jerome McDonough conducts research on the preservation of digital information and the development of metadata for digital library systems. He is the principal investigator for the Preserving Virtual Worlds project and the INFORM digital file format risk assessment project being conducted under the auspices of the Library of Congress' National Digital Information Infrastructure for Preservation Program.

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Phone: 217-244-5916
Fax: 217-244-3302

CIRSS Publications

Sacchi, S., & McDonough, J. P. (2012). Significant Properties of Complex Digital Artifacts: Open Issues from a Video Game Case Study [poster]. In Proceedings of the 2012 iConference (pp. 572-573). ACM. doi:10.1145/2132176.2132293 Read more

McDonough, J. (2012, January). Knee-Deep in Data: Practical Problems in Applying the OAIS Reference Model to the Preservation of Computer Games. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2012, Maui, HI. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2012.1 Read more

McDonough, J., Olendorf, R., Kirschenbaum, M., Kraus, K., Reside, D., Donahue, R., Phelps, A., Egert, C., Lowood, H., & Rojo, S. (2010).  Preserving Virtual Worlds Final Report. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois. Read more

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Past CIRSS Events

October 25, 2013
NEViewer: A New Software for Analyzing the Evolution of Research Topics
Abstract: This paper proposed a new research frame for analyzing the evolution of research topics in a discipline based on co-word network communities. A new software was introduced, i.e. the NEViewer…

February 20, 2013
Building Community as a Curation Activity: Sharing Knowledge for Game Preservation
The OAIS Reference Model emphasizes the need for archivists to monitor their designated community's level of knowledge and their common practices and tools for creating and using digital informati…

April 13, 2012
Knee-Deep in the Data: Practical Problems in Applying the OAIS Reference Model to the Preservation of Computer Games
The Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System has been extraordinarily influential within the digital preservation community. The Preserving Virtual Worlds project explored the applicati…

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