Graduate School of Library and Information Science - University of Illinois http://www.lis.illinois.edu/rss.xml en DCERC program gives students hands-on experience at National Center for Atmospheric Research http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/dcerc-program-gives-students-hands-experience-national-center-atmospheric-research <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/NCAR.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="108" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/NCAR2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="173" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/IMG_3456.JPG" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="420" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/14336212101_a44f4a240f_o.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="420" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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. </p><p>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 data curation, the active and ongoing management of data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to scholarship, science, and education.</p><p>GSLIS students complement their coursework in the specialization with hands-on experience. To facilitate practical experience in a real research environment, GSLIS, with collaborators at the University of Tennessee’s School of Information Sciences and NCAR, created the Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC) program, which began in 2010 and is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.</p><p>The goal of the program is to develop a sustainable model for data curation education that can be expanded to produce more graduates who are prepared to face the growing challenges of data management in data-intensive science. A key component of that model will be establishment of iSchool-data center relationships that will provide students with practical field experience and mentorship in exemplar data centers. Students work closely with data and science mentors to gain a holistic understanding of managing data to advance the research process.</p><p>“It’s always important for students to get out and see how things are done in practice, but this opportunity with NCAR is extraordinary because it is one of the premier data centers in the world. [The students] are learning not only about the best practices in data management and data services that have evolved in this very mature, sophisticated, large-scale data center, but they also are exposed to the cutting-edge research,” said principal investigator and GSLIS Professor Emerita Carole Palmer. “It’s one of the few places where you get that integration and experience it all. It’s one of the best places I can imagine placing students.” </p><p>During the final field experience term of the program, two master’s students from each of the partner schools spent their summers doing data curation work at the Boulder, Colorado, facility. The experience gave each of these students the opportunity to apply the skills they’ve learned in their coursework and see what working at a major research and data center is really like. </p><p>GSLIS student Chung-Yi Hou arrived at NCAR’s Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) with a strong idea about what she wanted to take away from her experience. Hou enrolled in the master’s program at GSLIS with the goal of shifting to an environmentally-focused career after working for several years in electrical engineering. Just two semesters in to her specialization in data curation, she’s proven herself to be up to the challenge and reaffirmed her career goals.</p><p>“I wanted to have an opportunity to work on as many aspects of the data lifecycle as possible,” said Hou. She proposed a project in which she verified data quality, harvested metadata descriptions, and collected and published provenance documentation for a climate re-analysis dataset of more than 184,000 files. Her work has improved usability and understanding of the dataset, which is now accessible online. </p><p>Joining Hou in pursuit of a career that puts technical expertise to work for a good cause is fellow GSLIS student Sean Gordon. He worked at NCAR’s Earth Observing Laboratory on an initiative to make the lab’s data more discoverable to researchers internally, across NCAR units, and outside the center. </p><p>Gordon developed geospatial metadata templates in multiple standards, which prepared a sample of the lab’s metadata catalog for integration into a geoportal at another NCAR lab and at NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GMCD). Geoportals promote dataset discovery by aggregating metadata catalogs from multiple repositories. The proof of concept model he developed may serve as a prototype for the future connection of all the repositories at NCAR so that researchers can search all of them simultaneously through a single interface.</p> <p>“It’s been the biggest opportunity and learning experience I’ve gotten to enjoy through GSLIS,” he said. In addition to leaving with new skills, Gordon returned from his experience in Boulder with a new career outlook. He has decided to point his post-graduation job search toward positions that have a positive impact on the world while allowing him to do the technical work he enjoys. </p><p>“When your user group is trying to do something not only good for themselves but good for the whole world, it’s a really great feeling to know that you’re able to support that and able to help them enhance their science,” said Gordon. </p><p>Gordon and Hou will each present posters on their NCAR work at the 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, the world’s largest conference on Earth and space science. GSLIS doctoral student and DCERC project coordinator Cheryl Thompson will also present at the AGU meeting. </p><p>Thompson is on-site at NCAR this fall to wrap up the DCERC project evaluation and investigate methods for sustaining the program model. She is also conducting her own research into workforce needs in the field and how large research centers organize data work. In keeping with evaluation conducted since the project began, Thompson expects to find confirmation of the program’s success. </p><p>“It’s been very positively received,” she said. “I think the blending of the theory that they get in the classroom and the hands-on, real-world experience at NCAR makes this a very valuable learning experience. Students are learning new skills, but they’re also taking the theory, especially in thinking about the lifecycle model, and they’re bringing it into the projects here. NCAR is learning and benefiting a lot by having students here because they bring a different perspective.”</p><p>Matt Mayernik, research data services specialist at the NCAR library, worked closely with the data curation students and saw first-hand how LIS perspectives have contributed to NCAR’s data management approach. He found that the center’s data-focused teams were able to take on new projects that may not have been possible without help from the DCERC students. </p><p>Project leaders on both sides are looking ahead to possible future collaborations. “Both the iSchools and the data center have benefited tremendously,” Palmer said. “What we would like to see is an expanded set of iSchools and data centers in a sort of consortium where we can propagate the model out into a larger exchange, because it’s been very successful.”</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/dcerc-program-gives-students-hands-experience-national-center-atmospheric-research#comments Data Curation student news Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:20:54 +0000 cglaze 9482 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Alpha Chapter, Beta Phi Mu Annual Initiation and Luncheon Meeting http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/08/alpha-chapter-beta-phi-mu-annual-initiation-and-luncheon-meeting <p>An initiation ceremony at 11:00 a.m. will be followed by a luncheon at noon, followed by a talk by Travis McDade, curator of law rare books at the University of Illinois College of Law. He will speak on <em>The Ten Year Heist: The Looting of Kenyon Colleges Special Collections</em>. For more information, contact <a href="mailto:lcsmith@illinois.edu">Linda C. Smith</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alpha Chapter, Beta Phi Mu </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 11/08/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">11:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">2:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/08/alpha-chapter-beta-phi-mu-annual-initiation-and-luncheon-meeting#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:08:17 +0000 lmeccoli 9522 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Easy A Workshop: Presenting in Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/06/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate <p>Presenting in a LEEP class and not sure what to do? Join ITD for a Meet Blackboard Collaborate Workshops and learn about presenting in the virtual classroom and all the helpful Blackboard Collaborate tools you can use!</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS Student Affairs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/06/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:00:08 +0000 cglaze 9521 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Easy A Workshop: Presenting in Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/05/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate <p>Presenting in a LEEP class and not sure what to do? Join ITD for a Meet Blackboard Collaborate Workshops and learn about presenting in the virtual classroom and all the helpful Blackboard Collaborate tools you can use!</p><p>Additional workshops will be held:<br />Thursday, 11/6 at 5 pm CT</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />Virtually at <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS ITD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/05/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:59:25 +0000 cglaze 9520 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Easy A Workshop: Presenting in Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/04/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate <p>Presenting in a LEEP class and not sure what to do? Join ITD for a Meet Blackboard Collaborate Workshops and learn about presenting in the virtual classroom and all the helpful Blackboard Collaborate tools you can use!</p><p>Additional workshops will be held:<br />Wednesday, 11/5 at 8 pm CT<br />Thursday, 11/6 at 5 pm CT</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />Virtually at <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS ITD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/04/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:58:41 +0000 cglaze 9519 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Easy A Workshop: Presenting in Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/02/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate <p>Presenting in a LEEP class and not sure what to do? Join ITD for a Meet Blackboard Collaborate Workshops and learn about presenting in the virtual classroom and all the helpful Blackboard Collaborate tools you can use!</p><p>Additional workshops will be held:<br />Tuesday, 11/4 at 5:30 pm CT<br />Wednesday, 11/5 at 8 pm CT<br />Thursday, 11/6 at 5 pm CT</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />Virtually at <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS ITD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 11/02/2014 - 1:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/02/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:57:59 +0000 cglaze 9518 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Easy A Workshop: Presenting in Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/29/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate <p>Presenting in a LEEP class and not sure what to do? Join ITD for a Meet Blackboard Collaborate Workshops and learn about presenting in the virtual classroom and all the helpful Blackboard Collaborate tools you can use!</p><p>Additional workshops will be held:<br />Sunday, 11/2 at 1 pm CT<br />Tuesday, 11/4 at 5:30 pm CT<br />Wednesday, 11/5 at 8 pm CT<br />Thursday, 11/6 at 5 pm CT</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />Virtually at <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS ITD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/29/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:57:12 +0000 cglaze 9517 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Easy A Workshop: Presenting in Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/27/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate <p>Presenting in a LEEP class and not sure what to do? Join ITD for a Meet Blackboard Collaborate Workshops and learn about presenting in the virtual classroom and all the helpful Blackboard Collaborate tools you can use!</p><p>Additional workshops will be held:<br />Wednesday, 10/29 at 3 pm CT<br />Sunday, 11/2 at 1 pm CT<br />Tuesday, 11/4 at 5:30 pm CT<br />Wednesday, 11/5 at 8 pm CT<br />Thursday, 11/6 at 5 pm CT</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />Virtually at <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS ITD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/27/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:56:36 +0000 cglaze 9516 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Easy A Workshop: Presenting in Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/26/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate <p>Presenting in a LEEP class and not sure what to do? Join ITD for a Meet Blackboard Collaborate Workshops and learn about presenting in the virtual classroom and all the helpful Blackboard Collaborate tools you can use!</p><p>Additional workshops will be held:<br />Monday, 10/27 at 12 pm CT<br />Wednesday, 10/29 at 3 pm CT<br />Sunday, 11/2 at 1 pm CT<br />Tuesday, 11/4 at 5:30 pm CT<br />Wednesday, 11/5 at 8 pm CT<br />Thursday, 11/6 at 5 pm CT</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />Virtually at <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS ITD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:00am</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/26/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:56:02 +0000 cglaze 9515 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Easy A Workshop: Presenting in Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/25/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate <p>Presenting in a LEEP class and not sure what to do? Join ITD for a Meet Blackboard Collaborate Workshops and learn about presenting in the virtual classroom and all the helpful Blackboard Collaborate tools you can use!</p><p>Additional workshops will be held:<br />Sunday, 10/26 at 11 am CT<br />Monday, 10/27 at 12 pm CT<br />Wednesday, 10/29 at 3 pm CT<br />Sunday, 11/2 at 1 pm CT<br />Tuesday, 11/4 at 5:30 pm CT<br />Wednesday, 11/5 at 8 pm CT<br />Thursday, 11/6 at 5 pm CT</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />Virtually at <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a></p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/25/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:55:16 +0000 cglaze 9514 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Easy A Workshop: Presenting in Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate <p>Presenting in a LEEP class and not sure what to do? Join ITD for a Meet Blackboard Collaborate Workshops and learn about presenting in the virtual classroom and all the helpful Blackboard Collaborate tools you can use!</p><p>Additional workshops will be held:<br />Saturday, 10/25 at 12 pm CT<br />Sunday, 10/26 at 11 am CT<br />Monday, 10/27 at 12 pm CT<br />Wednesday, 10/29 at 3 pm CT<br />Sunday, 11/2 at 1 pm CT<br />Tuesday, 11/4 at 5:30 pm CT<br />Wednesday, 11/5 at 8 pm CT<br />Thursday, 11/6 at 5 pm CT</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />Virtually at <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS ITD </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:54:37 +0000 cglaze 9513 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Easy A Workshop: Presenting in Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/23/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate <p>Presenting in a LEEP class and not sure what to do? Join ITD for a Meet Blackboard Collaborate Workshops and learn about presenting in the virtual classroom and all the helpful Blackboard Collaborate tools you can use!</p><p>Additional workshops will be held:<br />Friday, 10/24 at 12 pm CT<br />Saturday, 10/25 at 12 pm CT<br />Sunday, 10/26 at 11 am CT<br />Monday, 10/27 at 12 pm CT<br />Wednesday, 10/29 at 3 pm CT<br />Sunday, 11/2 at 1 pm CT<br />Tuesday, 11/4 at 5:30 pm CT<br />Wednesday, 11/5 at 8 pm CT<br />Thursday, 11/6 at 5 pm CT</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />Virtually at <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS ITD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/23/easy-workshop-presenting-blackboard-collaborate#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:53:17 +0000 cglaze 9512 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS presents at ISLMA Conference http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-presents-islma-conference <p>GSLIS and the Center for Children’s Books (CCB) will be well represented at the <a href="http://islma.org">Illinois School Library Media Association Conference (ISLMA)</a>, held from November 6 - 8 at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL. </p> <p>Deborah Stevenson, director of the Center for Children's Books and editor of the <em>Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books,</em> and Kate Quealy-Gainer, assistant editor of the <em>Bulletin</em>, will be discussing the various resources the CCB and BCCB have to offer, along with the CCB's recent research projects. Adjunct youth services professor Betty Bush and K-12 program coordinator Georgeann Burch will be co-presenting a two-part session entitled “Beyond Lexiles.” Burch will also be leading a session entitled “A Course, An Endorsement or a Degree: The GSLIS LEEP (Online Education) Program and You.” </p> <p>GSLIS will hold an alumni reception on Friday, November 7 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Keep an eye out for the many GSLIS alumni who should be there!</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-presents-islma-conference#comments Youth Services Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:38:05 +0000 kimsch 9510 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu SAA Archives Reading Group Meeting http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/23/saa-archives-reading-group-meeting <p>The Society of American Archivists (SAA) Archives Reading Group will be holding their first meeting on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Quality Bar, 110 N Neil St, Champaign. Come out and discuss Jean Dryden's article "The Role of Copyright in Selection for Digitization" from SAA's American Archivist journal. We'll talk about the issues related to copyright restrictions on access to digital archives. How well do archivists need to know copyright law? What are the copyright risks involved in making archival materials available online? What is the best practice for copyright risk-assessment of digital materials? We will discuss these questions and more at the SAA Archives Reading Group!</p><p>Because we're all busy people and it's kind of short notice, please feel free to show up even if you don't have time to read the article. We'll hang out, have a few drinks, and chat about copyright law and digital archives, among other things. </p><p>Article: Jean Dryden. "The Role of Copyright in Selection for Digitization," <em>The American Archivist 77</em>(1); Spring/Summer 2014. This article reports the findings of a study of the impact of copyright on what U.S.archival repositories select for digitization and the extent to which they seek authorization from rights holders. Based on the website content of 96 repositories, 66 survey responses, and 18 interviews, the findings reveal a wide range of practice. While American repositories are generally conservative in that they digitize holdings that present no copyright complications, there is evidence of a shift from an item-level copyright analysis approach to a bolder risk-assessment approach that may better achieve the archival mission to make holdings available for use. The article identifies tools to support a risk-assessment approach and suggests areas of further research to identify best practices.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quality Bar, 110 N Neil St, Champaign </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Society of American Archivists Student Chapter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/23/saa-archives-reading-group-meeting#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:48:25 +0000 cglaze 9507 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Courseapalooza (Pilot Event) http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/22/courseapalooza-pilot-event <p>On-campus students are invited to a small trial-run of an event to join core GSLIS faculty for very short overviews of their spring courses and mingling/discussion. Refreshments provided! If this pilot is successful we'll expand to include online students/instructors in spring. Please contact <a href="mailto:kmcdowel@illinois.edu">Kate McDowell</a> if you have any questions.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 126 LIS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Student Affairs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/22/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">3:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/22/courseapalooza-pilot-event#comments Student Affairs Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:18:07 +0000 lmeccoli 9506 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu