Metadata Mixers

Back by popular demand, Metadata Mixers are underway at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics. Please join us on selected Tuesday’s 4:00-5:00 PM (2018 schedule below).

Metadata Mixers are free, public events, and open to all.  Our format varies (e.g., single presenter, multiple lightning talks, targeted discussion topic/s, field trips, etc.); and we always allocate time for open discussion, updates, and engagement.

Location: Room 006 (Basement) The Rush Building

Date and Time: selected Tuesday afternoons, 4:00-5:00 PM

Metadata Mixers, Spring 2018

Tuesday, May 1: Data Citation Metadata Elements

Megan Force, Editor, Clarivate Analytics
Title: Data Citation Metadata Elements
Bio: Megan Force, Editor, Clarivate Analaytics, is responsible for content selection in the Data Citation Index, a scholarly research database on the Web of Science platform. She liaises with research data repositories to build citable bibliographic records for data objects of interest to the academic community. She is a member of the Research Data Alliance Data Citation Working Group and a NISO representative for Clarivate. She has a background in Astrophysics research, and specializes in Physical Science data and research.
Abstract: As researcher requirements for data deposition and citation increase, data citation accuracy presents an emergent bibliometric challenge. Significant differences between digital research objects and other more traditional forms of scholarly output are leading to new interpretations of citation metadata elements such as author, publisher, version, and date of publication.

Tuesday, May 14: Topic/presenter t.b.c (still confirming)

Tuesday, June 5 [OR] Wednesday, June 6: OCLC Data Science Initiatives

Jean Godby, Ph.D, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC
Title: OCLC Data Science Initiatives


 Past Mixers: Winter, 2018

Tuesday January 16: Metadata and data R&D highlights from MRC (Metadata Research Center) researchers’ travels

Welcome, and around-the-room

Lightning talks:

Jeremy Leipzig, Senior Scientist at Cytovas LLC, CCI Ph.D. student, new directions for RCR – reproducible computational research (“Computational Pipelines and Workflows in Bioinformatics”)

Highlights from the 11th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research, Tallinn University, Estonia: Amy Opalek, Information Scientist at FAIMER, Doctoral candidate, “The Representation of Agents as Resources for the Purpose of Professional Regulation and Global Health Workforce Planning;” and Sam Grabus, Research Assistant, NSF Spoke Project, “Toward a Metadata Framework for Sharing Sensitive and Closed Data: An Analysis of Data Sharing Agreement Attributes”

Chloe Rotman, CVDI Post-grad Research Assistant, Trans-Atlantic Symposium on Public Private Partnerships for Big Data Research and Innovation and Workforce Development, Versailles, Paris, France

Deborah Garwood, Research Assistant, Digging Into Data Challenge

Also featuring doctoral students Kai Li and Adam Johs

Special commentary from Tony Hernández-Pérez,MRC Visiting Scholar; Professor, Dept. of Library and Information Science University Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), “Data sharing across the EU”

Open discussion, brief closing remarks – Jane Greenberg 

Tuesday February 6: Data and Metadata: Innovative work in the area of visualization, dimensionality, and health

Tony Hernández, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Title: Curator-e: scraping and classifying research groups in Spain.
Abstract: How to get automated metadata from heterogeneous sources of websites. Discover awareness, attitudes, and practices of Spanish research teams when sharing research data in data repositories or journals require first to know which research groups are working with research data and to extract metadata from web content pages.

Andy Cohen, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University
Title: Combining human insight and algorithmic tenacity to make compelling movies of cancer, development and aging.
Expertise: Image processing; multi-target tracking; statistical pattern recognition and machine learning; algorithmic information theory; 5-D visualization. Click here for Andy’s computational image sequence analysis page.

Full talk abstracts and bios available here.

Tuesday February 13: LOVE Data Week….

Targeted discussion topic: Challenges and opportunities sharing sensitive data: Metadata solutions and licensing considerations

Speaker: Jay Bhatt
Title: Research and Data management using Figshare (Slides)

Speakers: Sam Grabus & Jane Greenberg
Title: Challenges and opportunities sharing sensitive data: Metadata solutions and licensing considerations focusing on the NSF Spoke Project, A Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing
Slides: Setting the Stage, Rights and Licensing Initiatives, ShareDB

Full talk abstracts are available here.

Tuesday February 27: Field Trip to Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries 

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.
Access: Arrive 5 minutes early to sign-in at Van Pelt Library. Photo ID required.

Topic: Dot will show us up-close, very cool technologies being used to automatically read manuscripts, new automatic metadata extraction processes, and facilitate a group discussion on how libraries and archives can play a fundamental role in teaching digital humanities.

Tuesday March 8: Special Metadata Mixer: Dr. Shigeo Sugimoto visits from University of Tskuba, Japan

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
Snow Date: Friday, 1:00 PM, Rush 014

Topic: Metadata research at Tsukuba – Metadata Permanence, Cultural Heritage and Pop-Culture

Abstract:This talk will overview recent research activities at Shigeo Sugimoto’s laboratory. The topics will be:
(1) Longevity of metadata mainly and a provenance description model for metadata schema.
(2) A metadata model for digital archives of cultural heritage objects, mainly from a viewpoint of South/Southeast Asia.
(3) Some projects on metadata for Japanese pop-culture contents (Manga, Anime and Game). Manga is the main topic.

Full bio available here.

CANCELED – will move to April – Tuesday March 13: NSF Center for Visualization and Decision Informatics, metadata R&D  [AND more…]

Xiaohua Tony Hu, CVDI Founder, Site Director, NSF CVDI; Professor, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University (CCI/Drexel)

Yuan An, CVDI Site Managing Director; Associate Professor, CCI/Drexel

Jane Greenberg, CVDI coPI; Professor Site Director, NSF CVDI; Professor in the College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University

other members to join

The rest of the ‘spring quarter’ dates and room to be confirmed.