Tim Cole

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Professor, University Library

BS, AAE, MSLIS Illinois

216 Altgeld Hall, Mathematics Library; 157 Grainger Engineering Library
(217) 244-7837
t-cole3 [at] illinois.edu

Research Focus

Metadata, digital collections and content interoperability, digital library system design and implementation.

Research Projects

Exploring the Benefits for Users of Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections

This project, conducted collaboratively by the iSchool and the University Library, will further our understanding of four translational research questions:


This project builds upon, extends, and integrates two developmental research threads within the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). The first thread originates from work that was conducted in the Workset Collections for Scholarly Analysis (WCSA): Prototyping Project. The second thread continues the work of the Data Capsules (DC) project, previously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2011-2014). The primary objective of the WCSA+DC project is the seamless integration of the workset model and tools with the Data Capsule framework to provide non-consumptive research access to...

Completed Research Projects