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Sep. 22, 2014

Several students and faculty affiliated with CIRSS and active in the Site-Based Data Curation at Yellowstone National Park (SBDC) project will present at the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in Mammoth, Wyoming, on October 6-8. The theme of the conference, which is hosted by the National Park Service, is "Crossing Boundaries in Science, Management, & Conservation."

Presentations include:

Aggregating and Integrating Geobiological Data from Yellowstone National Park: A Prototype Data Portal
Poster presentation by Andrea K. Thomer, Sean Gordon, Timothy DiLauro, Karen S. Baker, Jacob J. Jett, Carole L. Palmer, Bruce W. Fouke

Fostering Interdisciplinary Science through Data Curation: Geobiology at Yellowstone National Park as Exemplar
Paper presentation by Bruce W. Fouke, Carole L. Palmer, Andrea K. Thomer,...

May. 5, 2014
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Graduate school is about expanding the breadth of your knowledge and finding the area in which you also want to achieve some depth.” Andi Ogier received this advice from an advisor and took it to heart. She chose data curation as her area of expertise and found that the GSLIS specialization in that field prepared her for data-focused work in a variety of projects.

Where do you work and what is your role?

I work at the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, and I am responsible for data management plan consulting, data management and literacy instruction, and data-related informatics projects.

What do you like best about your job?

I like being able to work with a diverse group of researchers in the library and throughout my campus community. As a data-focused generalist, I can be involved in any kind of project...

Apr. 28, 2014
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The third and final in a series of Digital Humanities Data Curation workshops will be held April 30-May 2 at the Snell Library at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. The series of three-day intensive workshops is hosted by Digital Humanities Data Curation (DHDC), a collaborative research project supported by CIRSS, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), and Northeastern University that seeks to develop strong data curation practices within the digital humanities community through the workshop series as well as an online learning resource, the DH Curation Guide.

Instructors Trevor Muñoz (MS '11; MITH), Julia Flanders (Northeastern...

Apr. 23, 2014
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Leighton Christiansen’s experience in transportation and the information professions prepared him for work as the single librarian serving the Iowa Department of Transportation. Combined with the skills he learned via the iSchool's Specialization in Data Curation, Christiansen has found himself uniquely positioned to tackle the challenges facing the transportation information industry today. 

Where do you work and what is your role?

I am the librarian at the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Library. While Iowa State University's (ISU) Institute for Transportation is my actual employer, my services are contracted to the Iowa DOT, and my main work site is the DOT Library. I also assist engineering faculty and students at ISU. As a solo librarian I undertake...

Apr. 16, 2014
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As a GSLIS student specializing in data curation, Lynn Yarmey completed an internship at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The position led to a job offer following her graduation, and today Yarmey holds leadership roles on multiple research projects. She will talk more about her experiences as a student and professional during the Data Curation Alumni Panel event on April 22.

Where do you work and what is your role?

I am lead data curator at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado and a member of the NSIDC Informatics Team. I am a co-investigator on the NSF-funded Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (ACADIS) project and...

Apr. 14, 2014
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Excited about using new technologies and motivated by a desire to connect people with information, Aaron Collie specialized in data curation when he earned his master's at the iSchool. He now gets to do both of these things and more as a digital curation librarian at Michigan State University. Collie will talk more about his experiences as a student and professional during the Data Curation Alumni Panel event on April 22.

Aug. 13, 2013

Come learn about the Data Curation and Socio-technical Data Analytics programs at GSLIS. Faculty and staff will be available for questions. For more information, visit the GSLIS Degree Specializations page.

Please join us in GSLIS Room 242 or online.

Questions:mbedward [at] illinois.edu (Meg Edwards)