Browse Research Projects - CIRSS by Title

  • 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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  • Senseney, Megan (2016-01-27)
    YesWorkflow (YW) is a grassroots initiative that “aims to provide a number of the benefits of using a scientific workflow management system without having to rewrite scripts and other scientific software.” YW represents ...

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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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  • Cole, Timothy W.; Shreeves, Sarah L. (Emerald, 2004)
    In the fall of 2002 the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to implement a collection registry and item-level metadata repository for ...

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  • Shreeves, Sarah L. (2006-11-30)
    A presentation to the UIUC Library Faculty and Staff on the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.

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  • Renear, Allen H.; Urban, Richard J.; Wickett, Karen M.; Palmer, Carole L.; Dubin, David (2008-06)
    Many aspects of managing collection/item metadata relationships are critical to sustaining collection value over time. Metadata at the collection-level not only provides context for finding, understanding, and using the ...

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  • Thomer, Andrea K.; Twidale, Michael B.; Guo, Jinlong; Yoder, Matthew J. (2016-02-28)
    Taxonomy is the branch of science concerned with classi- fying organisms: drawing the line between cats and dogs, fish and fowl, animals and vegetables. Modern taxonomic work is built on a hundreds-year-old tradition of ...

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  • Benevento, Jenny (2005-09-22)
    This white paper describes the template for the collections registry hosted by the IMLS Digital Collections and Content project.

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  • Baker, Karen S. (Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, 2016-12)
    Attention to data management at Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon (TFSE) began in 2013. The University of Illinois Springfield built this research field station by the Illinois River between Lewistown and Havana on land ...

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  • Knutson, Ellen M.; Palmer, Carole L.; Twidale, Michael B. (DCMI, 2003-09-28)
    In this poster we outline the types of institutions, metadata schemes, and materials contained in the NLG digital collection projects. It should come as no surprise that MARC and Dublin Core are the most often used metadata ...

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  • Palmer, Carole L.; Zavalina, Oksana L.; Mustafoff, Megan (Association for Computing Machinery, 2007-06)
    With the increasing focus on interoperability for distributed digital content, resource developers need to take into consideration how they will contribute to large federated collections, potentially at the national and ...

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  • Cragin, Melissa H.; Chao, Tiffany C.; Palmer, Carole L. (2011-07)
    Digital libraries (DLs) are adapting to accommodate research data and related services. The complexities of this new content spans the elements of DL development, and there are questions concerning data selection, service ...

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  • Biggers, Keith; Audenaert, Neal; Houston, Natalie M. (2015-06-15)
    The VisualPage project has developed a software application that uses the visual characteristics of digitized printed pages to identify documents that contain three types of visually distinctive materials of interest to ...

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  • Downie, J. Stephen; Cole, Timothy; Senseney, Megan (2015-12-22)
    This document assembles and describes the outcomes of the four prototyping projects undertaken as part of the Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis (WCSA) research project (2013 – 2015). Each prototyping project team ...

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