Given the ever growing universe of information resources, informatics tools, and scholarly communication options that need to be understood, assessed, and coordinated, the e-Science initiatives at CIRSS aim to improve information transfer and integration, technology development and sustainability, and collaboration in the practice of science through basic and applied research and training of information specialists to work cooperatively with research scientists.
Scientific data problems do not stand in isolation. They are part of a larger set of challenges associated with escalated production of scientific information and changes in scholarly communication in the digital environment. Across all scientific disciplines, researchers are producing and consuming increasing amounts and varieties of information and data, while striving to work with these resources in new ways. This has lead to daunting problems and opportunities for information management and integration. There are numerous challenges associated with the amount and rate of data being generated; however, the complexity of the underlying science is of greater consequence for scientific discovery than the sheer volume of the data.
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
W. John MacMullen
Carole L. Palmer
Virgil E. Varvel Jr.
Read moreChao, T. C. (2012). Exploring the Rhythms of Scientific Data Use. Proceedings of the 2012 iConference (pp. 129-135). ACM. doi:10.1145/2132176.2132193
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
Read moreCragin, M. H., Chao, T.C. & Palmer, C. L., (2011, June 13-17). Units of Evidence for Analyzing Subdisciplinary Difference in Data Practice Studies. Poster presented at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Ottawa, ON.
The five-year award, one of the first two in the NSF's DataNet program, is building infrastructure for the management of the ever-increasing amounts of digital research data.
PI: Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University; Co-PI: Carole Palmer
Towards Evidence-Based Discovery
Understand both human and automated methods to synthesize evidence from text.
PI: Catherine Blake
Biological Information Specialist Program
The Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences accepts applications for a biological informatics masters degree program for Biological Information Specialists (BIS). Unlike most existing educational programs in bioinformatics, the BIS program takes a broad view of biology and informatics to train professionals to bridge arenas of information technology development in the biological sciences. Program and application details can be found on the GSLIS Website.
PI: Carole Palmer; Co-PIs: P. Brian Heidorn, W. John MacMullen
Curation Profiles Project
GSLIS and the UIUC Library are partnering with the Purdue University Libraries (D. Scott Brandt, PI) on a $272,229 grant, "Investigating Data Curation Profiles Across Multiple Research Disciplines." This project combines both library and research domain strengths of the University of Illinois and Purdue University Libraries to investigate questions related to data collection, management, publication and preservation, including "at which point in the research cycle are researchers willing to share data, with whom, and under what conditions?" In addition, we will consider the role of academic libraries in supporting e-science activities, by studying how librarians can interact with scientists to make their research output available, identifying practices and tools to support further metadata development and capture workflow.
PI: D. Scott Brandt, Purdue University
CIRSS Researchers at 2012 Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit
CIRSS researchers presented two posters at the third annual annual ASIS&T Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit (http://rdap12.posterous.com), held 22-23 March 2012 in New Orleans, LA. Topics explored at this year's summit... February 13 2012
CIRSS Researchers at iConference 2012
CIRSS faculty, students and staff attended the 2012 iConference (http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/2012index/), an annual gathering information scholars, researchers and practitioners led by the iSchools consortium of information schools (http://... June 28 2011
Chao, Weber, and Sacchi Present at Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
CIRSS graduate students Tiffany Chao, Nicholas Weber, and Simone Sacchi presented posters at the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries this month, which took place in Ottawa, Canada, from June 13-June 17. The theme for this year... May 24 2011
CIRSS hosts the 2011 Summer Institute on Data Curation at GSLIS
The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) will host the 2011 Summer Institute on Data Curation at GSLIS, from Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9. Twenty-six applicants were accepted to this year’s Su...
The concept of a collection plays key roles in library, museum, and archival practice, and is arguably fundamental to information organization systems in general. Locating collections concepts in a reasonably robust ontology should have a number of p...
March 02 2011Disciplinary Culture and Interoperability, An Incompatible Mix?
interoperability: A key enabler of cyberinfrastructure development is the ability to discover and deploy functionality that leverages commonalities amongst the practices of scientists in diverse fields, thereby allowing data sharing and other collabo...