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Apr. 27, 2015

GSLIS master’s student Lindsay Shapray has been selected to participate in the highly competitive 2015 Library of Congress (LoC) Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. She will spend ten weeks working full time on-site in Washington, DC, at the LoC’s John W. Kluge Center, which works to bring together scholars and political leaders.

The Kluge Center is a great fit for Shapray, who has experience working in research and information management in the legal sector as a legal assistant at the Chicago office of the firm...

Mar. 26, 2015

Research Associate Professor David Dubin and Associate Professor Victoria Stodden participated in the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), held March 8-11 in San Diego. They organized a session on the use of provenance encoding vocabularies for supporting research replication, with discussions focused on a use case in the field of epidemiology.

The session was jointly presented by the Research Data Provenance Interest Group (co-chaired by Dubin and Bridget Almas of Tufts University) and the Reproducibility...

Feb. 3, 2015

GSLIS Associate Professors Kathryn La Barre and Carol Tilley are collaborating with John Walsh, associate professor of information and library science in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington, on a new project called The Comic Book Readership Archive, or CoBRA.

In this pilot project, Tilley, La Barre, and Walsh will build a digital archive of materials related to comic book readership and fandom, focusing initially on materials collected from Marvel Comics publications from 1961-1973. The archive will include content and data gathered from fan...

Sep. 26, 2014

Catherine Blake, GSLIS associate professor and associate director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS), presented a paper at the 2014 International Symposium on Inconsistency Robustness, held at Stanford University on July 29-31. The symposium connected an interdisciplinary group of researchers from around the globe to discuss concepts related to inconsistency robustness. This research community aims to develop technical systems that account for inconsistency rather than trying to eliminate or...

Sep. 15, 2014

GSLIS Professor Bertram Ludäscher will present, "Unifying Why and Why-Not Provenance using First-Order Query Evaluation Games," at the Yahoo!-DAIS (Database and Information Systems Laboratory) Seminar from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on October 7 at the Siebel Center for Computer Science (Room 216). He also will be the featured speaker at this month's CIRSS Seminar Series at GSLIS on September 19.

His Yahoo!-DAIS presentation will address the following:

Sep. 10, 2014

GSLIS faculty and students are presenting their research at this week’s Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), held at City University London on September 8-12. The event brings together international scholars focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. The goal is to provide a forum for shared learning and facilitate the application of knowledge for research, development, construction, and utilization in digital libraries.

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Sep. 4, 2014

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