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Metadata Mixer: Robert J. Glushko on The Discipline of Organizing

The Discipline of Organizing“, a collectively produced textbook, reflects an emerging discipline that draws upon the intersection library and information science, computer science, business, law, cognitive science, and other endeavors.  The book presents a transdisciplinary core, with supplemental content supporting a logical “family of books,” with thousands of siblings.  And, any of these siblings could be instantiated in print or as an ebook.
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2017 Joint PI Meeting: NSF BIGDATA and Big Data Hubs & Spokes

IS PhD student Sam Grabus presented a poster at the NSF 2017 Joint PI Big Data Meeting, which ran from March 15th-17th in Washington D.C., hosted at the historical Omni Shoreham hotel.

The meeting was an opportunity to bring together PIs and students from all currently-funded NSF Big Data initiatives. The lightning talks and panels outlined progress on projects across all regional hubs and spokes, and identified current challenges.

Here is a full list of speakers and their presentation slides for all 3 days.

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Information Science to Data Science: New Directions for iSchools Workshop

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Information Science to Data Science is a half-day workshop on March 22nd at the 2017 iConference, hosted by the Wuhan University School of Information Management and the Sungkyunkwan University Library & Information Science and Data Science Department. The Information Science to Data Science Workshop is sponsored, in part, by the Metadata Research Center/CCI/Drexel.

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PhD Student Profile: Amy Opalek

In November, Amy attended the AMIA conference in Chicago, where she presented a poster accepted: Informatics in the International Medical School Curriculum: A Pilot Survey.

Earlier this fall, Amy presented at IAMRA‘s 12th International Conference on Medical Regulation in Melbourne, Australia.  Her presentation was titled The Challenges of Building a Data Model for the World’s Medical Schools. 

Amy Opalek is a second-year PhD student in Drexel’s Information Studies program, studying how metadata standards can confirm the credentials of medical doctors.

She currently chairs the Healthcare Professional Profile working group of MedBiquitous, an organization that develops ANSI-approved standards for the exchange of data in the area of health professions education and regulation.