Digital Collections and Curation
CIRSS projects in this sector focus on how to build, represent, and make accessible research collections, with a particular focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with the curation and federation of digital collections for long-term, distributed use. The ongoing funded research projects are complemented by a study group dedicated to metadata standards and associated research problems.
Carole L. Palmer (email@example.com)
Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kathryn La Barre
Carole L. Palmer
Allen H. Renear
John M. Unsworth
Virgil E. Varvel Jr.
Read moreMarlino, M., Kelly, K., Mayernik, M., Allard, S., Tenopir, C., Palmer, C., & Varvel, V. (2013, January). Model development for scientific data curation education. 8th International Digital Curation Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Read moreSacchi, S., & McDonough, J. P. (2012). Significant Properties of Complex Digital Artifacts: Open Issues from a Video Game Case Study [poster]. Proceedings of the 2012 iConference (pp. 572-573). ACM. doi:10.1145/2132176.2132293
Read moreVarvel, V. E., Bammerlin, E. J., & Palmer, C. L. (2012). Education for Data Professionals: A Study of Current Courses and Programs [poster]. Proceedings of the 2012 iConference (pp. 10-12). doi:10.1145/2132176.2132275
The Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC) will develop a model for educating Library and Information Science masters and doctoral students in data curation through field experiences in research and data centers. We will implement a graduate research and education program in data curation to bring students into the world of scientific data curation. Building on the strengths of our partners-the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, we address needs for research expertise and scientific data curation professionals.
PI: Carole Palmer; Co-PI: Mary Marlino - NCAR; Carol Tenopir - University Tennessee at Knoxville
Digital Humanities Data Curation: NEH Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
The University of Illinois is collaborating with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH, project lead) and the Center for Digital Scholarship at Brown University to develop and conduct a series of advanced institutes on data curation for the digital humanities. The series of three-day institutes will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, Brown University, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for 51 participants on approaches to data curation of humanities research materials for librarians, archivists, and humanities scholars.
Project Director: Megan Senseney
Site-Based Data Curation at Yellowstone National Park (SBDC)
A two-year project to develop a framework of policies and processes for the curation of “site-based” digital research data that responds to the needs of small science researchers and site managers, and promotes coordination with libraries and data repositories.
PI: Carole Palmer, Co-PI: Bruce Fouke, Ann Rodman (Yellowstone), Sayeed Choudhury (JHU)
Data Curation Education Program (DCEP)
The Data Curation Education Program (DCEP) is a data curation specialization within the ALA-accredited Master of Science at the University of Illinois's Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Our program offers a focus on data collection and management, knowledge representation, digital preservation and archiving, data standards, and policy, providing the theory and skills necessary to work directly with academic and industry researchers who need data curation expertise.
PI: Allen Renear
Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute summer 2013 workshop now accepting applications
Digital Humanities Data Curation, a series of three-day workshops, will provide a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts and practices, focusing on the special issues and challenges of data curation in the humanities. Workshops are... December 18 2012
New video on DCERC program available
The Data Curation Education in Research Centers program (DCERC) is a model for data curation education, coupling high-quality curriculum with field experiences in research and data centers. This unique program educates library and information science... November 28 2012
CIRSS to make strong showing at the 8th IDCC
CIRSS Faculty, PhD students, and staff will be making a strong showing at the 8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC). Taking place January 14-16, 2013, IDCC brings together an international group of those who create and manage... November 06 2012
IMLS Digital Collections & Content team recieves sub-award from the Digital Public Library of America Secretariat
The IMLS Digital Collections & Content (DCC) team has received a $50,000 sub-award from the Digital Public Library of Americas (DPLA) Secretariat to further refine the teams DPLA Beta Sprint prototype. The Beta Sprint prototype was originally dev...
The OAIS Reference Model emphasizes the need for archivists to monitor their designated community's level of knowledge and their common practices and tools for creating and using digital information. Unfortunately this model assumes an exis...
February 06 2013Geobiology Site-Based Data Curation at Yellowstone National Park and Its Connection to Global Coral Reefs
Abstract: A newly funded Institute of Museum and Library Services Site-Based Data Curation (IMLS-SBDC) project is developing a framework for the curation of research data generated at scientifically significant research sites. The framework will be b...
November 07 2012Collection Examples for Europeana Data Model
We will discussing example collections for modeling collections from the IMLS Digital Collections and Content aggregation in the Europeana Data Model. We are hoping to use these examples to show the benefits integrating collections and collection des...
November 09 2011IMLS DCC and the Europeana Data Model: Convergences and Next Steps
IMLS DCC is collaborating with Europeana, a massive international digital cultural heritage aggregation. This session will be a conversation about next steps toward meeting the challenges to interoperability between these two aggregations, part...