University of Illinois

Carole Palmer

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Professor and Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship

PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois

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Curriculum Vitae   

Areas of Research

Scientific and scholarly information work; data practices and data curation; user-centered research collections and aggregations; interdisciplinary information use.

Research Projects


The goal of Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC) is to develop a sustainable and transferable model for educating Library and Information Science (LIS) masters and doctoral students in data curation through field experiences in research and data centers. DCERC will establish and implement a...

Site-Based Data Curation at Yellowstone National Park (SBDC)

The Site-Based Data Curation (SBDC) project is a two-year effort to develop a framework of policies and processes for the curation of “site-based” digital research data that responds to the needs of long-tail science researchers and site managers, and promotes coordination with libraries and data repositories. The SBDC framework will be developed by experts in data curation, research library repositories, domain science, and research site management, providing a curation model that includes...


The overarching goals of the Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC) are to facilitate to emergence of a Web and resource-centric interoperable annotation environment that allows leveraging annotations across the boundaries of annotation clients, annotation servers, and content collections, to demonstrate the...

Completed Research Projects

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