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Summer Institute for Humanities Data Curation
The Data Curation Education Program (DCEP) at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science will hold a Summer Institute for Humanities Data Curation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from May 18 through 22. The Institute will be directed by Allen H. Renear, Associate Dean for Research at GSLIS, and sessions will be conducted by leading specialists in the various fields that are involved in the curation of humanities data.
Data curation is the active and on-going management of research data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to scholarship, science, and education. With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, GSLIS has been a pioneer in the development of data curation education within library and information science. Last year's institute focused on data curation for science data. This year's workshop focuses on data services and curation activities for humanities data, particularly in academic libraries.
Topics to be covered include: metadata, text encoding, format and encoding management, technical aspects of data repository systems, day-to-day digital preservation, support for tools and applications, and resource requirements for a data curation program that includes humanities data.
Participants will learn:
A particular focus of this year's institute will be managing textual data. Specific topics to be covered include: metadata, XML/TEI text encoding, format and encoding management, institutional repository systems, digital preservation, and management of versions and provenance.
Our session leaders include leading figures in humanities data curation, digital repositories, and humanities computing:
Syd Bauman (North American Editor, Text Encoding Initiative), Melissa Cragin (Project Coordinator, Data Curation Education Program, GSLIS/UIUC), Julia Flanders (Director of the Brown University Women Writers Project, Brown University Library.) Carole Palmer (Director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarhip, GSLIS/UIUC), Dorothea Salo (Digital Repository Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Michael Sperberg-McQueen (Black Mesa Technologies), John Unsworth (Dean, GSLIS/UIUC), John MacMullen (GSLIS/UIUC), and other faculty from the University of Illinois.
An opening keynote will be presented by Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist of OCLC.
The institute will run from Monday morning, May 18, through noon Friday, May 22. Rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites in Champaign for Sunday, May 18, through Thursday (night), May 21, 2009, ($119/night). There will be shuttle service to and from campus. Thanks to support from IMLS, no tuition will be charged for the institute. In addition, a small number of lodging bursaries are available and will be awarded based upon need.
We are accepting applications from practicing academic librarians and other information professionals who want to learn more about data curation services in academic libraries. Up to three people from a single institution may apply. The Institute will be limited to 24 participants.
We will begin evaluating applications on March 9 and will continue until all spaces are filled. Please apply by that date in order to be sure to receive full consideration.
Please complete the form, which is available at: https://illinois.edu/formBuilder/Secure?id=1017281
Questions? Contact Institute Coordinator Kevin Trainor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-333-5881.
More information about the Data Curation Education Program at the University of Illinois can be found here: http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/programs/ms/data_curation.html
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