Events

Personal Digital Archiving conference founder Ubois to speak on April 12

Jeff Ubois, who founded and chaired the Personal Digital Archiving conferences held at the Internet Archive in 2010, 2011, and 2012, will be speaking on Thursday, April 12, at 4 pm in Room 126 LIS (501 E. Daniel, Champaign). Ensuring long term access to personal digital archives — the sum of an individual’s digital information and creative works —  is an unsolved problem, but the need, and variety of proposed solutions, is growing daily. This discussion will summarize some of the suggestions and ideas discussed over the last three years, and some possibilities for future work.

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Research Data – Social Sciences – March 15, 2012 – Myron Gutmann

The Illinois Research Data Initiative is pleased to announce that Myron Gutmann, Assistant Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation, will be speaking on the management and curation of social science research data at 10:30 am on Thursday March 15, 2012, in Room 126 of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (501 E. Daniel). A panel discussion will follow.

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Institutional Issues in Research Data (IT Professionals, Librarians, and Administrators) – Oct. 25, 2011 – Meg Bellinger

Meg Bellinger,  director of the Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure (ODAI) at Yale, will be speaking as part of the Windsor Lecture series on Tuesday, October 25 from 4-6 PM in 126 LIS Building.

http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2011/10/25/windsor-lecture-meg-bellinger-shifting-organizational-boundaries-sustainable-digit

Two weeks ago was the Opening Symposium for the Illinois Research Data Initiative, coordinated by the campus level Data Stewardship Committee.  This next scheduled event for the Illinois Research Data Initiative, should be of particular interest to IT Professionals, librarians, and administrators on campus. This lecture is part of the Windsor Lecture series within GSLIS.

Abstract:

Digital technologies have brought about fundamental environmental transformation to research campuses because of the expanded capacity to generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge in digital form. This transformation has put unprecedented stress on the traditional knowledge infrastructure. There have been various responses to these changes including the one at Yale of creating a new organization with the specific mission to lead the development of a coherent digital content infrastructure to ensure that Yale’s digital assets will be discoverable and accessible for teaching and research both now and in the future. Just over two years old, Yale’s Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure is in the early stages of developing a digital ecosystem to support the transformed environment. This talk will review strategy and implementation.

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Opening Symposium for the Illinois Research Data Initiative – Sept 27

The campus Data Stewardship Committee is pleased to announce the opening symposium for the Illinois Research Data Initiative on September 27th from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM at the Alice Campbell Hall Ballroom.

Prompted in part by the new National Science Foundation requirement for data management plans in grant proposals, this symposium will kick off a campus conversation focused on identifying a campus-level strategy for infrastructure and services to support long-term research data access and preservation.  This symposium is the first of a series of events scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.  The series will focus on understanding research data management needs within and across the subject domains and identifying a campus-level strategy for supporting long-term research data management at Illinois.

Chris Lintott  will be our keynote speaker. Chris Lintott is a researcher at the University of Oxford, where he is also a Junior Research Fellow at New College, and Citizen Science Project Lead at Adler Planetarium in Chicago. He leads the team responsible for the Zooniverse (http://www.zooniverse.org/) collection of citizen science projects, which have involved more than 400,000 people in classifying galaxies, discovering planets and transcribing ancient papyri. He is passionately committed to promoting the public understanding of science, being best known as co-presenter of the BBC’s long-running ‘Sky at Night’ series, and as coauthor of ‘Bang! : The complete history of the Universe’ which has been translated into more than a dozen languages, including American.

Interim Provost Richard Wheeler and Dean of Libraries Paula Kaufman will be opening the Symposium. A panel of local researchers will discuss current challenges and opportunities in the management, preservation, and access to research data. Carole Palmer, Director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship will give the closing address.

September 27th, 2011
8:30 am – 12:00 noon
Refreshments at 8:00 am
Alice Campbell Hall Ballroom

Register at http://www.conferences.illinois.edu/data

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Institutional Issues in Research Data Session (Administrators) – Sept 14 2011 – James Hilton

The featured speaker will be James Hilton, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Virginia. Dr. Hilton will speak on “Managing and Preserving Research: “Forever” Soup to Nuts”.  After Dr. Hilton’s talk, a panel of experts across campus will discuss current efforts on campus to address the increasing need for good data management and curation practices. There will be time for discussion and conversation.  The target audience for this event includes faculty and administrators who are involved in institutional research: unit executive officers, associate deans and directors for research, unit CIO’s and technology officers.

The session on September 14 is the first in Illinois Research Data Initiative series of symposia scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.  The series will focus on understanding research data management needs within and across the subject domains and identifying a campus-level strategy for supporting long-term research data management at Illinois.

 

September 14th, 2011
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Refreshments at 10:00 am
Levis Center, 2nd floor

Keynote Speaker:  James Hilton, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Virginia


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