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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 ignore it.

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.

Sep. 4, 2014

For many students of rare books and manuscripts, it's the tangible aspects of the occupation that first draw them in—the look, feel, and smell of paper and bindings crafted in another time. But the work of most professionals in this field blends old and new, using modern resources and technologies to connect today’s scholars with historical artifacts. Sarah Hoover (MS '14) experienced this process firsthand while completing her Certificate in Special Collections and practicum experience.

Sep. 2, 2014

LEEP student Lilach Manheim will present her paper, “Information non-seeking behavior,” at the Information Behaviour Conference (ISIC), an international biennial conference to be held this year in Leeds, United Kingdom, from September 2-5. Manheim has received funding from GSLIS to travel and attend the conference. 

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. 31, 2014

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is pleased to announce an exciting new project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.The NEH awarded $324,841 for “Exploring the Billions and Billions of Words in the HathiTrust Corpus with Bookworm: HathiTrust + Bookworm” (HT+BW), a two-year project that begins September 1, 2014, and will conclude August 31, 2016.

This project will be directed by J. Stephen Downie (co-director of the HTRC and GSLIS professor and associate dean of research) in collaboration with internal partners from the Illinois Informatics Institute (I3) and the University Library and external partners from Indiana University, Northeastern University, and...

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