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RIDIR: Collaborative Research: Developing and Deploying SKOPE - A Resource for Synthesizing Knowledge of Past Environments

Time frame
2016-Present
Investigator
Bertram Ludäscher
Total funding to date
$884,627.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Recent research has demonstrated that investigations of contemporary societal problems can benefit from the use of long-term environmental data and from comparisons with cases in which the interactions of human societies with their environments is well-documented over centuries. By providing easy access to time- and place-specific long-term environmental data, this project seeks to facilitate…

Pueblo village

Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis

Time frame
2015-Present
Investigator
J. Stephen Downie
Total funding to date
$15,000.00
Funding agency
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Music prints and manuscripts created over the past thousand years sit on the shelves of libraries and museums around the globe. As these organizations digitize their collections, images of these scores are increasingly accessible online. However, the musical content remains difficult to search.

Google Books and HathiTrust have already made it possible to search the content of text…

Text Mining Pipeline to Accelerate Systematic Reviews in Evidence-Based Medicine

Time frame
2017-Present
Investigator
Jodi Schneider
Total funding to date
$228,006.00
Funding agency
National Institutes of Health

We hypothesize that a flexible, configurable suite of automated informatics tools can reduce significantly the effort needed to generate systematic reviews of medical literature while maintaining or even improving their quality. To test this hypothesis, we propose:
Aim 1. To extend our research on automated RCT tagging to include additional study types and provide public resources.…

The Whole Tale

Time frame
2016-Present
Investigators
Bertram Ludäscher, Victoria Stodden, Matthew Turk
Total funding to date
$4,986,951.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Scholarly publications today are still mostly disconnected from the underlying data and code used to produce the published results and findings, despite an increasing recognition of the need to share all aspects of the research process. As data become more open and transportable, a second layer of research output has emerged, linking research publications to the associated data, possibly along…

Understanding the Needs of Scholars in a Contemporary Publishing Environment

Time frame
2015-Present
Investigator
Allen Renear
Total funding to date
$1,000,000.00
Funding agency
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

“Understanding the Needs of Scholars in a Contemporary Publishing Environment,” better know as Publishing Without Walls (PWW), is a digital scholarly publishing initiative that is scholar-driven, openly accessible, scalable, and sustainable. PWW will directly engage with scholars throughout the research process. It aims…

Unpacking the Librarian's Cabinet of Curiosity

Time frame
2011-Present
Investigator
Bonnie Mak
Total funding to date
$6,500.00
Funding agency
University of Illinois Research Board

For over two millennia, librarians have played a critical role in the production and transmission of knowledge. They have helped to collect, catalogue, and curate a vast range of materials that constitute much of our cultural heritagefrom epic poetry on papyrus scrolls to PDFs of scholarly articles. This project interrogates these practices by building a…

Young Researchers: Collaborating With Youth and Libraries for Community Based Scholarship

Time frame
2018-Present
Investigator
Rachel M. Magee
Total funding to date
$484,570.00
Funding agency
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Understanding the value and process of research is a crucial skill for youth, who navigate an information landscape that includes a significant amount of misinformation and disinformation. Literacy approaches highlight the ability to create and share content as key competencies of literacy, but youth have few opportunities to engage in the scholarly research process to develop these skills in…

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