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Sep. 28, 2014

As a GSLIS master’s student, Heidi Uphoff appreciated the opportunity to complete her degree while working in Chicago. Now she is earning her Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Digital Libraries while working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Research Library in New Mexico.

Why did you decide to pursue the CAS in Digital Libraries?

I decided to apply toward the end of my master’s program. I was specializing in data curation and really enjoyed the technology-focused courses. I wanted to take this further and learn more about developing...

Aug. 29, 2014

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Illinois (GSLIS) is pleased to announce that Victoria Stodden has joined the GSLIS faculty.

A leading figure in the area of reproducibility in computational science, Stodden is exploring how can we better ensure the reliability and usefulness of scientific results in the face of increasingly sophisticated computational approaches to research. Her work addresses a wide range of topics, including standards of openness for data and code sharing, legal and policy barriers to disseminating reproducible research, robustness in replicated findings, cyberinfrastructure to enable reproducibility, and scientific publishing...

Jul. 3, 2014

Every day, we make decisions based on data. If selected for a trial, jurors would hear testimony from expert witnesses before deciding guilt or innocence. Parents choose medical treatments for their children based on scientific research. Democracy relies on engaged citizens who base their decisions on information drawn from an array of sources. In these situations and many others, we are called upon to make potentially life-altering decisions on the basis of data, but just how much do we really understand?

Jul. 3, 2014

Several members of the GSLIS community will participate in Digital Humanities 2014, and will present on topics related to research conducted at the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) and HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). The conference, held July 7-11 in Lausanne, Switzerland, is organized annually by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. The theme of the 2014 meeting is "Digital Cultural Empowerment." Presentations include:...

Jun. 6, 2014

GSLIS faculty and staff have collaborated with the Oxford e-Research Centre to organize a five-day workshop to be held this July. The workshop, Data Curation and Access for the Digital Humanities, is part of Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2014 and will introduce data curation concepts and practices to a group of students, faculty, and information professionals who work with humanities research data. Registration is open through June 23.

Mar. 20, 2014

The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) welcomes alumni from the Specialization in Data Curation for a virtual panel discussion on April 22, 2:00-3:30 pm CST.


Jan. 24, 2014

CIRSS faculty and students will participate in the upcoming 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) to be held February 24-27 in San Francisco. This year's theme, "Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society," will focus on how data-driven tools and services allow us to explore, manage, use, and benefit from the world around us.


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