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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...

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?

The ability to find, interpret, and question the reliability of influential...

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...

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...

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.

Panelists:

  • Leighton Christiansen (MS '12), Librarian/Director, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Aaron Collie (MS '10), Digital Curation...

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