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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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Dec. 6, 2013

CIRSS researchers will make a strong showing as they share their expertise in scientific data curation at this week’s 46th annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The meeting, scheduled for December 9-13 in San Francisco, California, is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, gathering more than 24,000 earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders.

Nov. 12, 2013

Information management in a corporate setting can take many forms. For Shannon Roberts (MS ’12), it involves working as a price and market analyst for John Deere. For GSLIS master’s student Kelsey Heffren, it means conducting oral history interviews of longtime staff at W. W. Grainger, Inc., and working to organize, preserve, and expand the company’s intellectual property collection.

Sep. 30, 2013

Carole Palmer, GSLIS professor and director of CIRSS, and Nicholas Weber, GSLIS doctoral candidate, will share their expertise in data curation at the upcoming John Deere Big Data Summit, which will be held in Champaign on October 1 and 2. The summit is intended to bring together analytic and big data thought leaders from inside and outside the company to showcase cutting edge academic thinking, applications, and real-life examples.

Palmer will present, “Data Curation: Investing in the Reuse Value of Digital Data”:

Sep. 24, 2013

Carole Palmer (PhD ’96), director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) and professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Illinois, has received the 2013 Thomson Reuters Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award given by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

Jun. 25, 2013

The first in a series of three-day Digital Humanities Data Curation (DHDC) Institute workshops is currently underway at GSLIS. The workshop provides 20 researchers from around the country with a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts, focusing on topics in the digital humanities.

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