Current projects cover different aspects of electronic publishing, markup schemas, text-mining and analysis, and music information retrieval. Digital humanities is an area of significant interest and growth as a complement to the CIRSS concentration in scientific communication.
Allen H. Renear (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor, Interim Dean
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J. Stephen Downie
Carole L. Palmer
Allen H. Renear
John M. Unsworth
Virgil E. Varvel Jr.
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 moreMuñoz, T., Varvel, V. E. Jr., Renear, A., Trainor, K., & Dolan, M. (2011, June). Tasks vs roles: A center perspective on data curation needs in the Humanities. Paper presented at the Digital Humanities 2011 Conference, Stanford, CA.
Read moreCragin, M., Palmer, C., Varvel, V. E. Jr., Collie, A., & Dolan, M. (2009, December). Analyzing data curation job descriptions. Poster session presented at the 5th International Digital Curation Conference, London, England. Retrieved February 23, 2011 from http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2009
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
Libraries: Transformation of the Humanities
Humanities scholars are increasingly using digital technologies to create and share work. Within this new education and research climate, humanities undergraduates have unprecedented opportunities to contribute and to conduct research of real value. Johns Hopkins University Library System and its partners from Tufts University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will develop collaborative virtual work space, including collections and services, designed to support a new "collaborative lab culture." This new model will explore and demonstrate the ways that libraries can support new modes of collaboration in research and learning.
PI: Allen Renear; Project PI: Sayeed Choudhury, JHU; co-PI: Gregory Crane, Tufts
Open Annotation Collaboration (Phases I, II and III)
This 3-phase project seeks to facilitate the 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 through implementations an interoperable annotation environment enabled by the interoperability specifications in settings characterized by a variety of annotation client/server environments, content collections, and scholarly use cases; and to seed widespread adoption by deploying robust, production-quality applications conformant with the interoperable annotation environment in ubiquitous and specialized services, tools, and content used by scholars.
PI: Timothy Cole; Partner PI's: Jane Hunter, University of Queensland; James Smith, University of Maryland; Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory; co-PI:s Anna Gerber, University of Queensland; Robert Sanderson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
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... November 07 2012
Jacob Jett joins panel to present Using Open Annotation at DLF 2012
Jacob Jett recently delivered a presentation as part of the "Using Open Annotation" panel at Digital Library Federation(DLF) Forum 2012.This panel examined scholarly digital annotation models, tools and services, focusing on recent work by ... August 01 2012
Ashley Clark to present paper at Balisage 2012
CIRSS RA Ashley Clark will present a paper at the mark-up conference Balisage, held 1-10 August 2012 in Montreal, Canada. Her paper, "Meta: Exploring the Provenance of XSL Transformations," is the product of her work with CIRSS' l... July 27 2012
NEH funds 2013 Digital Humanities Data Curation Institutes collaboration led by MITH
CIRSS is one of three collaborators on a recently announced NEH award, led by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanties (MITH), to develop a series of data curation workshops for humanities scholars, librarians and archivists. Th...
For our first roundtable related to the new Open Annotation Collaboration Mellon-funded grant project, we will examine John Bradley's PLINY annotation tool. In particular we will discuss how and to what extent PLINY can be used to perform some of...