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Jul. 27, 2015

Several members of the GSLIS community gave presentations at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, which was held on July 20-24 at the University of Oxford. Attendees followed one of eight workshops throughout the week, and attended several additional lectures and a poster session. Presenters from GSLIS included: J. Stephen Downie, professor and associate dean for research; Nushrat Khan, master’s student; Allen Renear, professor and dean; Megan Senseney, senior project coordinator for research services; and...

Feb. 19, 2015

GSLIS and the University of Hong Kong (HKU) are partnering to host the Data Curation Spring Institute to be held February 25-27, 2015.

Intended for academic librarians in Hong Kong and neighboring regions, the institute will feature lectures, hands-on lab exercises, and case studies that explore data management and curation, including sessions on data mark-up, understanding data provenance, and selecting and assessing repository systems and tools.

The three-day program will be taught by J. Stephen...

Jan. 27, 2015

CIRSS faculty and students will participate in the upcoming 10th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC), February 9-12 in London. This year's theme, "Ten years back, ten years forward: achievements, lessons and the future for digital curation," will focus on how the digital curation research community will be moving the domain forward in the years to come. 


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Dec. 22, 2014

CIRSS researchers made a strong showing as they shared their expertise in scientific data curation at the 47th annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The meeting was held December 15-19 in San Francisco, California, and is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, gathering more than 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders.

Representing CIRSS at this year’s AGU conference were GSLIS Ph.D. students Andrea Thomer, Jacob Jett, and...

Oct. 23, 2014

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), scientists study major global issues from climate change to solar activity to air quality. The data collected at NCAR is shared with other researchers in the United States and internationally, contributing to solutions to world-wide environmental challenges.

A thousand miles away, students at the University of Illinois have access to one of the few programs that prepares professionals to manage the growing amounts of data collected by research centers like NCAR. GSLIS is among a handful of schools to offer a specialization in...

Sep. 28, 2014

HeidiUphoff.jpgAs 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...

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...


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