The Metadata Research Center (<MRC>) has moved to the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The <MRC> was established in 2006 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, and moved to CCI this fall when Dr. Jane Greenbergjoined Drexel’s faculty as Alice B. Kroeger Professor. <MRC> researchers study metadata through various innovative research initiatives, including metadata capital, data-at-risk, and automated metadata generation (the HIVE project), with a focus in materials science data description and organization. See the full news story here.
We would like to welcome Dryad and Erin Clary, Dryad Curator, to Drexel University. Dryad is a curated general-purpose repository that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad is distinguished by the close association of data deposition with the process and business of scholarly publishing, and by using article publication as a model for how researchers can benefit from data sharing infrastructure. The MRC is a chief curation hub for Dryad. Dryad will now be located in the new MRC space, in Rush 213, on the main campus of Drexel. Jasmine Clark and Edward Krause, both master’s students at CCI, will be joining the CCI as new assistant curators. For more information about Dryad, see the Dryad wiki.