MRC members participated in Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub (NEBDIH) 2018 Summit at Columbia University. IS Doctoral Student Adam Johs and Graduate Student Assistant Liz Jenkins were recipients of NEBDIH student travel awards, and assisted with recording session activities both in the AM general session as well as the afternoon Ethics and Data Literacy breakout meeting. Rosina Weber, who has expertise is in Artificial intelligence, text analytics, and machine learning, attended the full day summit, including the afternoon breakout session targeting Health data.
MRC Doctoral Student Sam Grabus and Dr. Jane Greenberg attended the Research Data Alliance (RDA) 11th Plenary Meeting at the at the bcc Berlin Congress Center in Berlin, Germany, from March 21st-23rd.
IEEE Big Data Governance and Metadata Management Workshop, Dr. Jane Greenberg, Alice B. Kroeger Professor; Director, Metadata Research Center, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University, presents an invited talk, entitled: Metadata Solutions and Data Sharing Licensing for Big Data. (March 20, 2018, Berlin Germany)
Speaker: Shigeo Sugimoto, Professor, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies,
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Time: Thursday, March 8th, 1:00 PM
Location: Rush 014
Topic: Metadata research at Tsukuba – Metadata Permanence, Cultural Heritage and Pop-Culture
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Speaker: Dot Porter, Curator of Digital Research Services, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Time: Tuesday February 27, 4-5 pm
Location: University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt Library, 6th floor, Room 623.
Topic: Dot demonstrated up-close, very cool technologies being used to examine and digitize medieval and early modern manuscripts, as well as create machine-readable descriptive and technical metadata. Dot facilitated a group discussion on how libraries and archives can play a fundamental role in teaching digital humanities.
Time: Tuesday February 6, at 4PM
Location: Rush 006
Speaker: Andrew R. Cohen
Title: Combining human insight and algorithmic tenacity to make compelling movies of cancer, development and aging
BYOL (“Bring your own lunch”) gathering and informal discussion with Jacob Kramer-Duffield. Changes in the media landscape have led to changes in how media companies think about and measure their audiences. These changes have implications for what content is created, how audiences experience it, and how it is organized and found.
When: Thursday, January 11, 12:00-1:00 PM
Where: 231 Rush Building MRC (Metadata Research Center)
MRC News September-December 2017
- September 12 – Alice B. Kroeger Professor, Jane Greenberg, was one of several distinguished guests to deliver remarks at Dr. Richard Marciano’s honorary celebration as the 2017 recipient of the Emmett Leahy Award–for a pioneer in the field of records and information management.
- September 15 – Professor Emerita Kate McCain participated in a memorial service for Eugene Garfield, discussing Garfield’s impact on information retrieval.
- September 19-22 – Metadata Research Center (MRC), CCI, Drexel doctoral students, Sam Grabus and Kai Li, both RDA Data Share Fellows, presented posters on research in progress at the Research Data Alliance (RDA) 10th Plenary Meeting in Montreal, Canada; Jane Greenberg presented in the Legal Interoperability forum on NSF spokes project.
- Mid-October – the MRC and Drexel University welcomed Visiting Scholar Dr. Tony Hernandez-Perez from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). Dr. Hernandez is collaborating with MRC researchers on the NSF Spoke project, “A Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing,” bringing an EU perspective, as well as the Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering (HIVE), which he has worked on previously through HIVE-Espana.
- Late October – Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Annual Conference and the 80th Annual Meeting of Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), Washington, DC. MRC members were active at both events, including doctoral students Kai Li and Sam Grabus; CVDI data science fellow, Hongwei Liu; and Professors Kate McCain, Jane Greenberg, and Xia Lin. See Drexel ASIST news.
- November 1 – Jane Greenberg presented her talk, “A Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing,” at the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) Symposium at the National Academy of Sciences, in Washington D.C. This presentation correlates with a previous talk by Greenberg at the 2017 ESS/SAES/ARD Fall Meeting at Penn State on September 26th.
- November 4 – MRC launched the IMLS supported Library Education for the National Digital Platform (LEADS-4-NDP) project with national partners and internationally recognized advisory board.
- November 7 – Jane Greenberg and Information Science Department Head and Professor, Xia Lin participated IMLS program, Positioning Library and Information Science Graduate Programs for 21st Century Practice, at the University of South Carolina.
- November 8-10 – CVDI Data Science Fellow, Hongwei Liu, attended the CVDI Fall Industrial Advisory Board Meeting at Stony Brook University, in New York, and presented on the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) collaboration, “Ontology As A Service.”
- November 14 – Doctoral student and Sr. Scientist at Cytovas, LLC, Jeremy Leipzig, published a chapter in Reference Module in Life Sciences, entitled “Computational Pipelines and Workflows in Bioinformatics.” The book will be published by Elsevier in 2018.
- November 14 – Professor Jane Greenberg delivered a keynote, “Sharing Restricted Data: Challenges, Protocols and Implications for Digital Libraries,” at the joint 8th A-LIEP Conference/19th ICADL Conference, in Thailand.
- November 21-23 – MRC Research Assistant Chloe Rotman attended the Trans-Atlantic Symposium on Public Private Partnerships for Big Data Research and Innovation and Workforce Development in Versailles, France. Chloe participated in workshops on the future of Data Science education and workforce development and represented the Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing.
- November 28th – December 1 – MRC/CCI doctoral students Sam Grabus and Amy Opalek each presented research papers at the 11th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR) in Tallinn, Estonia.
- December 1- Kai Li and Assistant Professor Erjia Yan’s paper, “Co-mention network of R packages: Scientific impact and clustering structure,” was accepted by the Journal of Informetrics.
- December 4 – CCI Professor Xia Lin presented at the Advanced Digital Library Seminar in China. His presentation focused on how big screens and data visualization can be used in library services
Doctoral students Sam Grabus and Amy Opalek traveled to Tallinn, Estonia, presented their research at the 11th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research, at Tallinn University, from November 28th to December 1st.