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Metadata Research Center: Data Science Foundations Carpentry

The Metadata Research Center is hosting a Data Science Foundations Carpentry on January 23rd, 2020 at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics.

Date: January 23rd, 2020
Time: 8am-4:30pm
Location: 3675 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Room: TBA
Registration Link: TBA
Event Page: View Here

The workshop will cover:

  • GitHub basics
  • OpenRefine
  • APIs
  • Best data practices
  • Jargon-busting

The full carpentry abstract is provided below.

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Jane Greenberg and Xia Lin Present LEADS-4-NDP Updates at ALISE ’19

On September 25th, Jane Greenberg and Xia Lin participated in a juried panel on “Curricula Models and Resources Along the Data Continuum: Lessons learned in the development and delivery of research data management and data science education” at the annual ALISE conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jane and Xia presented updates on the LEADS-4-NDP program. LEADS Team members include: Jane Greenberg, Xia Lin, Weimao Ke, Il-Yeol Song, Jake Williams, Erja Yan, Liz Costello, and Sam Grabus.

Presentation slides can be viewed here.

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Sonia Pascua presents at DCMI and NKOS in Seoul, South Korea

MRC doctoral student Sonia Pascua presented her research at the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative conference (DCMI 2019) in Seoul, South Korea, on September 23rd, 2019. Sonia presented a short paper co-authored with MRC’s Kai Li, titled “Toward A Metadata Activity Matrix: Conceptualizing and Grounding the Research Life-cycle and Metadata Connections.”

Sonia Pascua discussing the addition of the 1910 LCSH to the HIVE platform at NKOS 2019.

Sonia also presented at the Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS 2019) Workshop at the National Library of Korea, Seoul, South Korea on September 25th, 2019. Sonia presented a long paper co-authored with Jane Greenberg, Peter Logan, and Joan Boone, entitled “SKOS of the 1910 Library of Congress Subject Heading for the Transformation of the Keywords to Controlled Vocabulary of the Nineteenth-Century Encyclopedia Britannica.” Sonia’s NKOS presentation slides may be viewed here.

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Sonia Pascua Presents at the University of the Philippines

MRC Doctoral student Sonia Pascua presented at the Lecture and Workshop on Linked Data at the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies, on September 18th, 2019. Sonia presented her research on SKOS and the 1910 Library of Congress Subject Headings, as part of her LEADS-4-NDP summer fellowship.

Sonia Pascua presenting at the University of the Philippines iSchool.

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LEADS Forum: January 24th, 2020

After two successful years of the LEADS-4-NDP program, the Metadata Research Center and Drexel CCI will host a LEADS forum on Friday, January 24th, here at Drexel University.

2018 LEADS cohort

LEADS-4-NDP 2019 cohort
2019 LEADS cohort

This event is an opportunity for LEADS advisory board members, mentors, and fellows from both cohorts of participants from LEADS program to get together. The forum will include a panel of project mentors, student presentations, breakout groups, and an opportunity to discuss different models for continuing the LEADS program.

What: LEADS-4-NDP Forum
Date: January 24th, 2020
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: 3675 Market St, Quorum, floor 2
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Forum agenda: TBA.

Sam Grabus exploring the canals in Utrecht
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MRC’s Sam Grabus presents at Digital Humanities 2019, in Utrecht

MRC PhD student Sam Grabus and Temple University’s Peter Logan presented their paper at Digital Humanities 2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands, on Thursday, July 11th.

Sam Grabus presenting at DH 2019, in Utrecht
Sam Grabus presenting at DH 2019, in Utrecht, demonstrating how the HIVE tool maps naturally-extracted keywords to controlled vocabulary terms.

The presentation, entitled, “Knowledge Representation: Old, New, and Automated Indexing,” shared comparative topic relevance results from automatically indexing 19th century Encyclopedia Britannica entries with two controlled vocabularies: an historical knowledge organization system developed by Ephraim Chambers, as well as the contemporary Library of Congress Subject Headings.