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  • 3/13/2013Thomas Padilla writer Thomas Padilla by Thomas Padilla published by Thomas Padilla

    On Friday March 29, from 12:00PM - 5:00PM, CIRSS faculty and students will join GSLIS colleagues to present and share their research in a series of posters, presentations, and demonstrations. University of Illinois Vice Chancellor for Research Peter Schiffer will open the 2013 Research Showcase. The Research Showcase is an annual event open to campus and the general public.

    The full program and event location can be found here: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/research/showcase.

    See below for a list of CIRSS presentations, posters, and demonstrations.


    Presentations

    HathiTrust Research Center: New Frontiers in Digital Scholarship
    J. Stephen Downie, Craig Willis & Kahyun Choi

    Site-Based Data Curation at Yellowstone National Park
    Carole Palmer, Bruce Fouke, Ann Rodman, Sayeed Choudhury, Andrea Thomer, Karen Baker, Abby Asangba & Karen Wickett

    GSLIS at the Text REtrieval Conference—Retrieving and Filtering Real-Time Data
    Miles Efron

    Posters

    Identifying Claims in Social Science Literature
    Shameem Ahmed, Catherine Blake, Kate Williams, Noah Lenstra & Qiyuan Liu

    Describing the Quality of Research Datasets Across Disciplines: A Comparative Study
    Tiffany C. Chao

    Sustainable Software
    Craig Evans & Jerome McDonough

    On the Effect of Name Ambiguity on Measures of Large-Scale Co-Authorship Networks
    Brent D. Fegley & Vetle I. Torvik

    Enhancing Cultural Heritage Collections by Supporting and Analyzing Participation in Flickr
    Jacob Jett, Megan Senseney & Carole L. Palmer

    Location-Based Navigation: Combining OPAC Searching and 3D Visualization in a High-Density Storage Facility
    Fredrick Kiwuwa Lugya & Michael B. Twidale

    Site-Based Data Curation at Yellowstone National Park
    Carole L. Palmer, Bruce Fouke, Ann Rodman, Sayeed Choudhury, Andrea Thomer, Karen Baker, Abby Asangba & Karen Wickett

    When You Wish upon a Blog: How Collaborative Information Seeking can Interleave with CSCW
    Aiko Takazawa & Michael B. Twidale

    Completeness, Coverage, & Equivalence in Scientific Data Records
    Andrea Thomer

    Extending the Systematic Assertion Model for Humanities Research
    Karen Wickett, David Dubin, Bridget Almas & Megan Senseney

    Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
    Carole L. Palmer, Director

    HathiTrust Research Center
    J. Stephen Downie, Director

    Demonstrations

    The Illinois Distributed Museum Project: Engineering and Technology Innovations at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    Michael B. Twidale, Susan Frankenberg, Tom Ackerman & Kelsey Heffren

    Exploiting Structural Data for Music Exploration
    Craig Willis, J. Stephen Downie, Kahyun Choi & David Bainbridge

  • 3/13/2013Thomas Padilla writer Thomas Padilla by Thomas Padilla published by Thomas Padilla

    Professor of Library and Information Science and CIRSS Director, Carole Palmer, will deliver a presentation titled, "Setting Priorities for Data Curation Research and Education", at the University of North Carlolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science on March 20, 2013.

    Abstract:
    "As our data curation research and education initiatives become more established, we are striving to increase impact on practice by sharpening the focus of our programs and building strategic partnerships. The theme of “reuse value” is now firmly at the center of our studies and extended through the core curriculum in our emphases on research cultures, collections, and representation. Moreover, our projects and programs are increasingly dependent on contributions from domain researchers, data centers, repository developers, and practitioners. I will present an overview of our investigations of data practices across more than a dozen sub-disciplines in the earth and life sciences, and our work on aggregating and modeling cultural heritage collections with developers of the Europeana Data Model. I will also introduce two important projects that represent our next phase of development:  a research collaboration to develop site-based curation principles and processes with geobiologists and resource managers at Yellowstone National Park, and an education initiative providing core curriculum and student field experiences in partnership with the National Center for Atmospheric Research."

  • 3/12/2013Thomas Padilla writer Thomas Padilla by Thomas Padilla published by Thomas Padilla

    CIRSS Associate Director Catherine Blake, Assistant Professor Kate Williams, doctoral students Shameem Ahmed and Noah Lenstra, and masters student Qiyuan Liu received an Honorable Mention Award at iConference 2013 for their poster "Identifying Claims in Social Science Literature". The poster demonstrated application of Professor Blake's Claim Framework to social science literature. 

    While the Claim Framework was initially developed to capture how scientists communicate findings from an empirical study this was the first application to social science literature. The group explored the degree to which the Claim Framework could capture claims made in two social science research areas: Community Informatics and Information and Communication Technologies for Development.

    The poster is available here: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42061

  • 2/20/2013

     

    The Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC) recently announced three public meetings to introduce the Open Annotation Data Model Community Specification. With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, OAC project members will use the meetings to inform digital humanities and sciences computing developers, curators of digital collections and scholars using digital content about the W3C Open Annotation Community Group’s work. OAC Principle Investigator and CIRSS Affiliated Researcher Timothy Cole and OAC Project Coordinator and CIRSS staff member Jacob Jett will assist with workshop delivery.

    Workshop participants will learn about the data model's core features and advanced modules through tutorials, a showcase of existing implementations, Q&A sessions with community implementers and live demonstrations. Topics will include:

    ·         The Open Annotation Data Model

    ·         The W3C Open Annotation Community Group

    ·         Existing implementations

    ·         Developer tools & resources

    Rollout times and places:

    There is no registration fee but RSVP (online) is required. RSVP for a rollout near you using one of the links above or by visiting: http://www.openannotation.org/RolloutInfo.html

    ·         U.S. West Coast Rollout – 09 April 2013 at Stanford University (RSVP - https://www.eventville.com/Catalog/EventRegistration1.asp?Eventid=1010270)

    ·         U.S. East Coast Rollout – 06 May 2013 at the University of Maryland (RSVP - https://www.eventville.com/Catalog/EventRegistration1.asp?Eventid=1010271

    ·         U.K. Rollout – 24 June 2013 at the University of Manchester (RSVP - https://www.eventville.com/Catalog/EventRegistration1.asp?Eventid=1010272

     

     

     

  • 2/6/2013Thomas Padilla writer Thomas Padilla by Thomas Padilla published by Thomas Padilla

    CIRSS doctoral students, faculty, and associated faculty will be well represented at iConference 2013 "Scholarship in Action: Data, Innovation, and Wisdom". Faculty will lead workshops on varied topics such as workforce gaps in data science and data analytics and practical applications of computational scientometrics. CIRSS doctoral students will present on a wide array of topics, from the relationship between a unified ontology and integrated digital preservation systems to the exploration of macroeconomic indicators of data use.

    iConference 2013 is hosted by the University of North Texas and will take place in Fort Worth, Texas. An iConference is an annual gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference participants advance the boundaries of information studies, explore core concepts and ideas, and create new technological and conceptual configurations situated in interdisciplinary discourses.

    Papers
    "Towards a Data Literate Citizenry"     
    Michael B. Twidale, Catherine Blake, Jon Gant, (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

    Workshops
    "Filling the Workforce Gap in Data Science and Data Analytics"
    http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42501
    Catherine Blake (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA), Jeff Stanton (Syracuse University, USA), Ray R. Larson (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

    "Computational Scientometrics: Theory and Applications"
    Cornelia Caragea (University of North Texas, USA), C. Lee Giles (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Lior Rokach (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel), Vetle I. Torvik (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

    Presentations
    "What do we mean by preserving Information? Towards a unified ontology of digital resources to support the development of integrated digital preservation systems"
    Simone Sacchi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

    "Design Jams in iSchools: Approaches, Challenges and Examples"
    http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42520
    Michael Twidale, Ingbert Schmidt, Jeff Ginger, Peter Organisciak, Christopher Lueg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

    "Tech Learning Potluck"
    Michael Twidale, Sally Jo Cunningham, James Howison, Kate Williams, Peter Organisiak, Jeff Ginger, Brittany Smith, Ingbert Schmidt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

    Posters
    "Integrating Data Curation Concepts throughout the Project Lifecycle: A WILIS Case Study"
    Cheryl Annette Thompson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); Joanne Gard Marshall, Amber L. Wells (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA); Jennifer Craft Morgan (Georgia State University, USA); Susan Rathbun-Grubb (University of South Carolina, USA)

    "How Information Science Professionals Add Value in a Scientific Research Center"
    Christopher Eaker, Erica Johns, Kayla Siddell (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA); Andrea Thomer (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)

    "Dispatches, Digests and Doodles: Exploring the Significant Properties of Field Notebooks"
    Andrea Thomer, Nicholas Weber (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

    "Identifying Claims In Social Science Literature"
    Shameem Ahmed, Catherine Blake, Kate Williams, Noah Lenstra, Qiyuan Liu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

    "Lead, Lag or Get Out of the Index: Exploring Macro-economic Indicators of Data Use"
    Nicholas Matthew Weber, Andrea K. Thomer (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)

  • 12/18/2012

    The Data Curation Education in Research Centers program (DCERC) is a model for data curation education, coupling high-quality curriculum with field experiences in research and data centers. This unique program educates library and information science students at the master's and doctoral-levels, and builds on the strengths of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville School of Information Science. The two iSchools have partnered with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a world-renowned data center, to make it possible for students to learn state-of-the-art data management and curation practices. DCERC is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services as part of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

    A video that gives an overview of DCERC is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbX5bvgT1ME

  • 12/4/2012Thomas Padilla writer Thomas Padilla by Thomas Padilla published by Thomas Padilla

    Dr. Karen Wickett will present "Representing Identity and Equivalence for Scientific Data" at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Taking place December 3-7 2012 in San Francisco, California, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders.

    Wickett will address the issues of equivalence and identify in the representation of scientific data with two conceptual models developed out of the Data Concepts Group at the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The presentation is based on a paper coauthored with CIRSS Doctoral Student Simone Sacchi, and CIRSS affiliated faculty members David Dubin and Allen Reneaer.

    The American Geophysical Union (AGU), a Washington, DC-based international non-profit scientific association with more than 60,000 members, works on a broad spectrum of scientific topics that span all of the Earth and space sciences. Established in 1919 as a committee within the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, AGU was independently incorporated in 1972. Since its founding, the organization has remained dedicated to advancing Earth and space sciences.

     

     

  • 11/28/2012Thomas Padilla writer Thomas Padilla by Thomas Padilla published by Thomas Padilla

    CIRSS Faculty, PhD students, and staff will be making a strong showing at the 8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC). Taking place January 14-16, 2013, IDCC brings together an international group of those who create and manage data and information, those who use it and those who research and teach about curation processes. Three students who participated in the Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC) program - University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences students Christopher Eaker, Kayla Siddell, and Erica Johns - will also present posters at the conference.

    Find below a full list of CIRSS participation at IDCC:

    "The Product and System Specificities of Measuring Impact: Indicators of Use in Research Data Archives"
    Nicholas Matthew Weber (1); Andrea K. Thomer (1); Matthew S. Mayernik (2); Robert E. Dattore (3);Zaihua Ji  (3); Steven Worley (3) Organizations: 1: University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship.; 2: National Center for Atmospheric Research- Library; 3: National Center for Atmospheric Research - CISL / RDA

    "Model Development for Scientific Data Curation Education"
    Mary Marlino (1); Karon Kelly (1); Matthew S. Mayernik (1); Suzie Allard (2); Carol Tenopir (2); Carole L. Palmer (3); & Virgil E. Varvel Jr. (3) Organizations: 1: National Center for Atmospheric Research; 2: University of Tennessee at Knoxville; 3: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship

    "The tail and the telling: Distribution of NSF funding 2008-2011"
    Weber, Nicholas Matthew; Organization: University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, United States of America

    "Describing the quality of research datasets across disciplines: a comparative study"
    Chao, Tiffany Organization(s): University of Illinois, United States of America

    "Levels of Services and Curation for High-Functioning Data"
    Choudhury, G Sayeed (2); Palmer, Carole (1); Baker, Karen S (1); DiLauro, Timothy (2)  Organization(s): 1: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, United States of America; 2: Johns Hopkins University

    "Where Have All the Scientific Data Gone: LIS Perspective on the Data At Risk Predicament"
    Thompson, Cheryl Annette; Robertson, William Davenport; Greenberg, Jane; Organization: University of North Carolina, United States of America

  • 11/28/2012Thomas Padilla writer Thomas Padilla by Thomas Padilla published by Thomas Padilla

    Nic Weber was recently profiled for his experience working at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) as part of the Advanced Studies Fellowships Program.  During his time at NCAR, Weber studied how open-source climate models were developed among teams of software engineers and conducted an infometrics study of data re-use. Weber is the first information science student to earn a spot in the Advanced Studies Fellowship Program. 

    Read more here: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2012/11/weber-works-climate-modeling-ncar-scientists

  • 11/7/2012Thomas Padilla writer Thomas Padilla by Thomas Padilla published by Thomas Padilla

    Jacob Jett recently delivered a presentation as part of the "Using Open Annotation" panel at Digital Library Federation(DLF) Forum 2012.

    This panel examined scholarly digital annotation models, tools and services, focusing on recent work by the Open Annotation Collaboration and the W3C Open Annotation Community Group to improve the interoperability of annotation applications and to make annotations themselves more conformant with Linked Open Data principles.

    Panel members also provided an overview of the Open Annotation data model and described three exemplars of interoperable digital annotation applications built with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Annotation framework for Fedora, Automated annotation of biomedical text, and Digital Emblematica.

    For more information on the panel presentation visit here:
    http://www.diglib.org/forums/2012forum/using-open-annotation/