Browse Research Projects - CIRSS by Title

  • Baker, Karen S.; Kellerhals, Doyn; Miller, Keith (2013-03)
    By considering the many kinds of data processes and information elements early in development of a data system, we pay attention to alignment with existing practices and organization that is science-oriented. Establishing ...

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  • Wickett, Karen M.; Thomer, Andrea K.; Baker, Karen S.; DiLauro, Timothy; Asangba, Abigail E. (2013-12)
    The description of the specific processes and artifacts that led to the creation of a data product provide a detailed picture of data provenance in the form of a workflow. The Site-Based Data Curation project, hosted by ...

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  • Thompson, Cheryl A.; Baker, Karen S.; Senseney, Megan; Varvel, Virgil E., Jr.; Palmer, Carole L. (2013)
    The document contains the survey instrument from a study on the Specialization in Data Curation program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, aimed at understanding job preparedness and work experiences of ...

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  • Mu��oz, Trevor; Renear, Allen H. (2011-06-15)
    As both the materials and the analytical practices of humanities research become increasingly digital, the challenge of sustaining meaningful access to the outputs of humanities research becomes more urgent. Continuing ...

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  • Shreeves, Sarah L. (2006-02-16)
    Presentation for the IMLS 2006 WebWise Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

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  • Palmer, Carole L.; Knutson, Ellen M. (Information Today, 2004-11)
    As digital library development begins to focus on interoperability and collection federation, resource developers need to be concerned with contributing to national and international collections, while not losing sight of ...

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  • Wickett, Karen M.; Isaac, Antoine; Fenlon, Katrina S.; Doerr, Martin; Meghini, Carlo; Palmer, Carole L.; Jett, Jacob (Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, 2013-10)
    This report presents the results of a collaboration between members of the IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) project and developers of the Europeana Data Model (EDM) to construct a formal extension of EDM that ...

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  • Jett, Jacob (2015-07-01)
    Report formally defining the notion of workset both generally and specifically within the context of the HTRC. See executive summary for full details.

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  • Fenlon, Katrina S.; Palmer, Carole L. (2012-10-11)
    This slideset summarizes the results of a national survey of reference services providers, which aimed to evaluate the Institute of Museum and Library Services Digital Collections and Content resource. The full report will follow.

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  • Jett, Jacob; Cole, Timothy (2013-08)
    The W3C Open Annotation Community Group has published an RDF-based data model and ontology for describing annotations of digital resources. This model is designed to facilitate the implementation of interoperable annotation ...

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  • Unsworth, John (ACLS: New York,, 2006-12-13)
    "Cyberinfrastructure" is more than just hardware and software, more than bigger computer boxes and wider pipes and wires connecting them. The term was coined by NSF to describe the new research environments in which ...

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  • Thomer, Andrea K.; Palmer, Carole L.; Fouke, Bruce W.; Rodman, Ann; Choudhury, G. Sayeed; Baker, Karen S.; Asangba, Abigail E.; Wickett, Karen M.; DiLauro, Timothy; Varvel, Virgil E., Jr. (2013-12)
    The continuing proliferation of geological and biological data generated at scientifically significant sites (such as hot springs, coral reefs, volcanic fields and other unique, data-rich locales) has created a clear need ...

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  • Baker, Karen S. (2014-03)
    Current practices and configurations are not sufficient to realize the vision of data as open, accessible, and reuseable resources. In moving from investigations by individual researchers to collaborative scientific ...

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  • Jackson, Larry S. (2012-05-18)
    This paper discusses considerations in assembling an archive of the digital materials of a project.

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  • Jackson, Amy S. (2006-10-16)
    A primary goal of the IMLS Digital Collections and Content project has been to encourage sharing of metadata and participation in aggregating projects. Benefits realized through these activities include increased visibility ...

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  • Clark, Ashley M. (2012-10-01)
    Today much information is transformed with XSLT, but there are no methods of documenting the provenance of the processed data, though there are a variety of methods to piece together such a history. This paper describes a ...

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  • Cragin, Melissa H.; Palmer, Carole L.; Chao, Tiffany C. (2010-10)
    We present a general conceptual framework that maps relationships and dependencies among scientific data practices, types of data produced and used, and associated curation activities. As part of the Data Conservancy ...

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  • Hou, Chung-Yi; Thompson, Cheryl A.; Palmer, Carole L. (2014-12-15)
    As digital research data proliferate and expectations for open access escalate, the landscape of data repositories is becoming more complex. For example, DataBibcurrently identifies 980 data repositories across the ...

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  • Renear, Allen H.; Wickett, Karen M.; Urban, Richard J.; Dubin, David (ACM, 2008-06-17)
    Formalizing collection-level/item-level metadata relationships encounters the problem of trivial satisfaction. We offer a solution related to current work in IR and ontology evaluation.

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