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Quarterly Updates - Spring 2017

Article Posted Tuesday, June 6, 2017 1:11 PM


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

Article Posted Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:48 AM

Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:30 PM

Location: Rush Building 006


About the Metadata Mixer

"The Discipline of Organizing", a collectively produced textbook, reflects an emerging discipline that dra…

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2017 Joint PI Meeting: NSF BIGDATA and Big Data Hubs & Spokes

Article Posted Monday, April 3, 2017 2:34 PM

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 meetin…

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Information Science to Data Science: New Directions For iSchools

Article Posted Friday, March 10, 2017 9:00 AM

Workshop data/time: March 22, 2017, 1:00-5:30 PM

Location:  Hubei Hall 1, Wuhan University

1:00-1:10 PM WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION - Jane Greenbe…

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Annual Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub Workshop

Article Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:41 PM

First year IS PhD student Sam Grabus and MSLIS grad student Carly Sewell attended the annual Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub workshop at Columbia University on February 24th.

Drexel's Metadata Resear…

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Metadata Mixers are Here!

Article Posted Monday, January 30, 2017 2:39 PM
Starting February 8th, at the College of Computing and Informatics, Sponsored by the Metadata Research Center.
The first four mixers will be held 1:00-2:00 PM, Room 009 in The Rush Building. (All M…
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PhD Student Profile: Kai Li

Article Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:58 PM

In October, second-year Information Studies PhD student Kai Li presented his paper, "Software citation, reuse and metadata considerations: An exploratory study examining LAMMPS," in collaboration with…

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Final Report and Presentation Slides from the NEBDIH Workshop at Drexel: "Enabling Seamless Data Sharing in Industry and Academia"

Article Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:01 PM


The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub (NEBDIH) workshop, “Enabling Seamless Data Sharing in Industry and Academia” was held at Drexel University, September 29-30, 2016. Participants from industry, …

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Information Science to Data Science: New Directions for iSchools Workshop

Article Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:18 AM

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 Librar…

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PhD Student Profile: Amy Opalek

Article Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:16 AM

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 pre…

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Northeast Big Data Hub workshop, “Enabling Seamless Data Sharing in Industry and Academia”

Event Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:00 AM

Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 3220 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104


Logistics and Registration information: see below


A 2-day invitational workshop, September 29-30, 2016, sponsored by the NSF Northeast Big Data Hub; the Computing Community Consortium; the Me…

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Jeremy Leipzig's coming talk at Metadata Mondays

Article Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:16 PM

Topic: Computational Reproducibility

When: Metadata Monday, May 23, 1:00-2:00 PM

Location:  All talks scheduled in Room 213, the Rush Building, Drexel University’s main campus.

Who:  Jeremy Leipzig…

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Dr. Shigeo Sugimoto's slides on manga metadata

Article Posted Friday, April 1, 2016 3:01 PM

Dr. Shigeo Sugimoto gave a lecture at MRC about his studies on manga metadata standard and some other research projects at University of Tsukuba on March 18. His slides are shared here.

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Dr. Weimao Ke's slides at Metadata Mondays

Article Posted Friday, April 1, 2016 1:46 PM

Dr. Weimao Ke was generous to have granted MRC to share his slides entitled "Least Information Theory (LIT) and the Search for Representative Terms in Text Data" presented at Metadata Mondays on March…

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CCI Visiting Scholar Profile: Virginia Ortiz-Repiso Jiménez at the Metadata Research Center

Article Posted Friday, March 4, 2016 3:18 PM

Virginia Ortíz-Repiso Jiménez, Associate Professor at the University Carlos III de Madrid (Madrid, Spain), recently arrived at the College of Computing & Informatics’ Metadata Research Center (MRC…

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Dr. Erjia Yan's presentation at Metadata Mondays

Article Posted Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:26 AM

Dr. Erjia Yan at College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) of Drexel University made the first presentation in MRC’s Metadata Mondays series on February 1. About 25 people, including faculty member…

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Welcome to New MRC Students

Article Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2016 1:14 PM

We are delighted to announce two new CCI master's students have joined the Dryad curation team: Vishesh Singh and Juby John. Vishesh is a master's student enrolled in the MSIS program at CCI. He has a…

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Metadata Mondays at the MRC

Article Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:33 AM

Metadata Mondays are here. Please mark your calendars and join us to hear about research being led by faculty affiliated with the Metadata Research Center at the College of Computing and Informatics, …

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MRC Brown Bag Discussion: Assessing Researcher’s Collaborative Quality

Article Posted Monday, December 7, 2015 3:22 PM

On Wednesday, December 2nd, MRC Visiting Scholar Kedma Duarte presented a talk on her research, titled "Assessing Researcher’s Collaborative Quality." Kedma is a PhD Student in the Engineering and Man…

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DCMI 2015-2016 Technical Advisory Board

Article Posted Thursday, December 3, 2015 11:50 AM

The 2015-2016 DCMI Technical Advisory Board has been created to address issues with the DCMI technical infrastructure, including the DCMI website, mailing lists, and various other accounts. Adrian Ogl…

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MRC Retreat

Article Posted Friday, November 6, 2015 1:46 PM

During October, the MRC hosted a half-day retreat to develop a collaborative, achievable action plan that reflects the strengths and interests of those who would like to help shape the MRC. Attendee…

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NCDS Webinar: Assessing the Impact of Software on Science Through Bootstrapped Learning in Full Texts

Article Posted Friday, November 6, 2015 10:56 AM

Erjia Yan, NCDS Data Fellow and Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University, gave a webinar during the NCDS Databytes webinar series. 

Yan's work focuses on t…

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Public Release: Final Report for 2D and 3D File Format Recommendations

Article Posted Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:32 PM
The MRC, in collaboration with Drexel University's Applied Informatics Group (AIG) and Harvard Libraries, has released its final report for the project "2D and 3D File Format and Metadata Analysis" [l…
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NCDS Webinar: Toward Machine Oblivious Graph Analysis

Event Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:00 PM

MRC, Rush Building, Room 213

Drexel students, professional staff and faculty are invited to watch this NCDS DataBytes webinar at the Metadata Research Center (MRC) on October 6th at noon.

The webinar, Toward Machine Oblivious Gr…

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DCMI 2015

Article Posted Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:47 AM

The Metadata Research Center was well represented at the 2015 DCMI International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications ( Adrian…

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Visit to ASTM

Article Posted Monday, July 27, 2015 2:39 PM

Last week, the MRC visited ASTM International in Conshohocken, PA, for a workshop that was part of Drexel's 2015 Summer Standards Institute. ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society …

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Call for Papers: 14th International Conference on Ontology, Database, and Applications of Ontology (ODBASE 2015)

Article Posted Thursday, June 18, 2015 1:32 PM

Dr. Yuan An, a professor at CCI and core researcher at the MRC, is chairing the 14th International Conference on Ontology, Database, and Applications of Ontology (ODBASE 2015):

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Welcome to New Dryad Assistant Curators

Article Posted Friday, June 5, 2015 11:39 AM
Two CCI master's students will be joining the Dryad curation team: Miralee Schulte and Sri Valluripalli. Miralee is a master's student enrolled in the MSLIS program at CCI with a concentration in digi…
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Visiting Scholars to Join the MRC for the Summer

Article Posted Friday, June 5, 2015 9:34 AM
This summer, Dr. Rosina Weber will be hosting two students from the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program: Tayane Fogacia Peixoto and Luiz Antonio Martinazzo, who are visiting from the Industrial Engi…
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DCMI Webinar: From 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes

Event Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015 11:16 AM

Rush 213

Drexel students, professional staff and faculty are invited to watch this DCMI webinar at the Metadata Research Center (MRC). 

This webinar provides an introduction to SPARQL, a query language for RD…

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Edward Krause's poster wins award at Drexel Research Day 2015

Article Posted Monday, May 4, 2015 9:29 AM

Congratulations to Edward Krause for his award-winning poster, Evolution of a Metadata Application Profile for a Digital Data Repository! The poster won in the category of "computation and modeling (n…

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Dryad is Hiring: Assistant Curator

Article Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:00 AM

Position title: Drexel-Dryad Assistant Data Curator

Work hours: Part-time, 10 to 20 hours per week

Start date: ASAP

Location: Metadata Research Center, Rush 213, Drexel University (http://cci.drexe…

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Metadata in the Metropolis: Over 70 participants at Drexel’s Metadata Research Center Launch

Article Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015 9:44 AM




Attendees included researchers, faculty, students, participants from industry, Drexel alumni, and staff from area institutions. The event kicked off with a welcome from Alice B. Kroeger Profes…

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Yue Zhang receives DataONE Internship

Article Posted Monday, April 6, 2015 9:44 AM
Yue Zhang, MRC Graduate Research Assistant, was selected to participate in the very competitive DataONE Summer Internship Program for 2015. She will work on Project 6: Network and social media communi…
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Metadata in the Metropolis

Article Posted Monday, March 30, 2015 9:43 AM

What: Metadata in the Metropolis – A celebration of metadata research at Drexel University and in the Philadelphia metro area

When/Where: April 2, 2015, 4:00-5:30, The Rush Building, Drexel Universit…

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Metadata Monday webinar: The Discipline of Organizing

Event Date: Monday, March 30, 2015 12:00 PM

Rush 213

Robert J. Glushko, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley joined the MRC via a live webinar to talk about his new book, The Discipline of Organizing. This textbook seeks to unify th…

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Metadata Madness NYC

Article Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:47 AM

Dr. Jane Greenberg, Director of the Metadata Research Center at Drexel University, will be giving the keynote next Tuesday, 3/31, at Metadata Madness NYC. Details about her talk are below.


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Edward Krause places in top 10 Philly Codefest hackathon project finalists

Article Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:59 AM

Edward Krause, Dryad Assistant Curator, was one of the top 10 project finalists at this past weekend’s Philly Codefest. Congrats, Edward! More information about his project is below:

Project:  Winter…
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CrossRef Taxonomies Webinar

Event Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 11:00 AM

Rush Building, Room 213

Drexel students, professional staff and faculty are invited to watch this webinar, with access sponsored by the Metadata Research Center (MRC). Please join us to view the first CrossRef Taxonomies web…

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MRC to host viewing of DCMI/ASIS&T joint webinar

Event Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 10:00 AM

Rush Building, Room 213

Title: “The Libhub Initiative: Increasing the Web Visibility of Libraries”

Drexel students, professional staff and faculty are invited to watch this webinar, with access sponsored by the Metadata Res…

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Metadata Research Center arrives at CCI

Article Posted Monday, December 29, 2014 10:08 AM

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…

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Welcoming Dryad to Drexel

Article Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:10 AM

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, f…

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Dr. Jane Greenberg discusses her NCDS project

Article Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:15 AM

Dr. Jane Greenberg discusses her involvement with the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) and her current research project, the Metadata Capital Initiative, in this Faculty Fellow video below.…

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Angela Murillo wins Best Poster award at NCDS Data Innovation Showcase

Article Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:14 AM

MRC doctoral candidate and teaching fellow, Angela Murillo, has been selected as the winner of one of three Best Poster Awards for her poster, “Infrastructure, Data Sharing, and Data Reuse in the Scie…

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Adrian Ogletree presents at DCMI 2014

Article Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:12 AM

Adrian Ogletree presented her poster, titled Metadata Workflows Across Research Domains: Challenges and Opportunities for Supporting the DFC Cyberinfrastructure, at the 2014 International Conference o…

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Sara Mannheimer appointed new Dryad Curator

Article Posted Saturday, November 23, 2013 10:21 AM

Recent SILS graduate Sara Mannheimer has been appointed the new curator at Dryad Digital Repository, following the departure of Elena Feinstein in July.

During her time as the interim curator, Mannhe…

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Angela Murillo presents Poster in Albuquerque

Article Posted Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:25 AM

SILS Doctoral student Angela Murillo presented a poster entitled “Data Sharing and Reuse in the Sciences: An Investigation of Selected Cyberinfrastructure and Interoperability Elements” at the DataONE…

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Dryad Poster wins ASIS&T Prize

Article Posted Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:23 AM

The poster “Developing Preservation Policy for Dryad Digital Repository,” created by interim Dryad Curator Sara Mannheimer and SILS Doctoral student Ayoung Yoon has won a “Best Poster” prize at the 20…

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7th Metadata & Semantics Research Conference

Article Posted Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:20 AM

The 7th Metadata & Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2013) is currently running in Thessaloniki, Greece. The proceedings have already been posted online through Springer, and abstracts and paper…

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Dr. Jane Greenberg named NCDS Data Fellow

Article Posted Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 AM

Dr. Jane Greenberg, director of the Metadata Research Center, has been named a 2014 Data Fellow by the National Consortium for Data Science. The fellowship will support Dr. Greenberg’s Metadata Capita…

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Survey for controlled vocabulary users

Article Posted Sunday, June 2, 2013 12:35 PM

We’re conducting a brief survey on the uses and challenges of controlled vocabularies. If you are a curator, administrator, or developer for a for a repository, or a researcher who has contributed dat…

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Call for papers: MTSR 2013

Article Posted Sunday, June 2, 2013 12:33 PM

The seventh International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR 2013) is coming to the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece, from November 19-22, 2013.

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Call for participation: CAMP-4-DATA

Article Posted Sunday, June 2, 2013 12:31 PM

Dublin Core-Science and Metadata Community and Research Data Alliance are hosting a day-long Metadata Interest Group workshop, CAMP-4-DATA, on Sept. 6, 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal. Submissions for partic…

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Dryad Membership Meeting at St. Anne’s College, Oxford

Article Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:36 PM

What: Dryad Membership Meeting
Who: Dryad staff and members
When: 9am-6pm May 24, 2013
Where: St. Anne’s College, Oxford

Dryad Digital Repository will be holding a meeting for members, prospective membe…

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MRC Research Assistants appointed to ALCTS and MLA working groups

Article Posted Tuesday, April 9, 2013 12:38 PM

We are pleased to announce that Metadata Research Center Research Assistants Chelcie Rowell, MSIS ’13 and Jane Smith, MSIS ’13 have recently been appointed as members of working groups in professional…

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Shigeo Sugimoto to present on digital environments for manga production

Event Date: Monday, January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

What: Digital Manga: A Metadata-Centric Approach Supporting Access and Use
Who: Shigeo Sugimoto: Director, Research Center for Knowledge and Professor, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media…

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SILS students present on metadata ownership and rights to UNC-CH Scholarly Communication Working Group

Event Date: Monday, January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

Who: Jane Greenberg and students of INLS 720: Metadata Architectures and Applications
What: Metadata Ownership and Rights (UNC-CH Scholarly Communication Working Group Presentation)
When: February 13, 2…

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Open session of Jane Greenberg’s Organizing Information class and linked data presentation by Jane Smith, MRC Research Assistant

Event Date: Monday, January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

What:Open session of INLS-520 Organizing Information
Who: Jane Smith, SILS graduate student, Metadata Research Center research assistant
When: Feb 13, 12:30-1:30 PM
Where: Undergraduate Library, Room 204…

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Jane Smith, MRC Research Assistant, collaborates with Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division

Article Posted Tuesday, January 15, 2013 12:44 PM

Jane Smith, one of the graduate Metadata Research Center research assistants, recently completed an internship with the Policy and Standards Division at the Library of Congress. Under supervisor Geral…

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Merry Metadata Mania

Event Date: Monday, January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

What: 2012 Open Metadata Class
Who: Jane Greenberg and the SILS Fall 2012 Metadata class
When: Wednesday, December 5, 1:00-2:30 PM, with a reception to follow
Where: University of North Carolina at Chape…

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Jane Greenberg’s metadata class visits NESCent ~ the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

Article Posted Friday, November 16, 2012 12:48 PM

When:  November 16, 2012, 1:00-3:00 PM
What:  Topic of discussion: metadata rights

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Dr. Jane Greenberg awarded the 2012 Margaret Mann Citation

Article Posted Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:49 PM

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has announced that Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of N…

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Metadata Marathon

Article Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:50 PM

In celebration of the Metadata Research Center’s 5 year anniversary, we will be hosting aMetadata Marathon. Join us for lunch and an afternoon of metadata-focused discussion including lightning talks …

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Automating the Buzz – HIVE: Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary

Article Posted Wednesday, July 6, 2011 2:52 PM

The HIVE project was featured in this SILS announcement.

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Cataloging Research Blitz at ALA Annual Conference

Article Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:54 PM

List of Presenters: ALA Research Blitz

For those attending the American Library Association (ALA) Conference, please come to play the Blitz! @ the Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Gr…

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Diane Hillmann, distinguished guest, to talk about RDA, FRBR, and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative’s support for RDA vocabularies

Article Posted Monday, December 6, 2010 2:55 PM

What: 2010 Open Metadata Class / Cataloging Research Blitz number 3
Who: Diane I. Hillmann, Director of Metadata Initiatives, Information Institute of Syracuse; and Partner, Metadata Management Associa…

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Fall Cataloging Research Blitz: Second in a Series

Event Date: Monday, January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

Presentation: Fall Research Blitz

On a hot summer day in Chapel Hill, blitzers presented their research to a crowd of almost fifty students, faculty, library staff and visitors at Davis Library. The …

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Dr. Jane Greenberg wins 2010 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Article Posted Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:00 PM

Paper: Theoretical considerations of lifecycle modeling: An analysis of the Dryad repository demonstrating automatic metadata propagation, inheritance and value system adoption
Dr. Jane Greenberg, prof…

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LOC guests visit seminar for Knowledge Organization at SILS

Article Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:02 PM

Presentation: Barbara Tillet’s slides
Earlier in the afternoon, LOC guests participated in a “Seminar on Knowledge Organization” that Greenberg teaches annually. Tillett gave a presentation entitled, B…

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A Cataloging Research Blitz: Celebrating 2010 as the Year of Cataloging Research!

Article Posted Monday, April 19, 2010 3:03 PM

Presentation: A Cataloging Research Blitz!!!

Library of Congress guests, SILS students and faculty, UNC Library staff and visitors from the Research Triangle Park and surrounding libraries came toget…

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Lee Dirks, Director of Education & Scholarly Communications in Microsoft’s External Research division, presents on innovative technology for scholarly communication

Article Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 3:05 PM

The SILS/Metadata Research Center and the UNC Scholarly Communications Group hosted a special session with Lee Dirks of Microsoft.
PDF: The MSR Scholarly Communication Fact Sheet May09
Presentation: Tra…

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SILS’ annual Open Metadata Class, sponsored by the Metadata Research Center

Article Posted Monday, November 30, 2009 3:09 PM

This year’s distinguished guest is Matt Jones, Director of Informatics Research and Development, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Presentation: B…

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Press Release 2009

Article Posted Saturday, August 1, 2009 3:11 PM

BotCamp, part of BOT 2.0, is an innovative program featuring a curriculum that weaves together botany, environmental conservation, the use of social technologies and metadata literacy. The program is …

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First official meeting of the Dryad Consortium Management Board takes place at NESCent

Article Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2009 3:12 PM

The first meeting of the Dryad Consortium Management Board was held May 21-22, 2009 at NESCent in Durham, NC. Representatives from over a dozen journals met to launch and plan for the future of the co…

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Hollie C. White awarded 2009 A. R. Zipf Fellowship

Article Posted Friday, May 1, 2009 3:15 PM

Hollie C. White, Metadata Research Center Doctoral Fellow, has been awarded a 2009 CLIR A. R. Zipf Fellowship in Information Management. Congratulations, Hollie!

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$2.18 million NSF grant awarded to Dryad

Article Posted Friday, May 1, 2009 3:14 PM

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the Metadata Research Center (MRC) have been developing Dryad in coordination with a large group of journals and societies in evolutionary biol…

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NC Health Info website featured on RENCI blog

Article Posted Sunday, March 1, 2009 4:55 PM

March, 2009

The NC Health Info website is featured on the RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute) blog. The entry is entitled, “Metadata Matters.” For more information, please see the Automatic Metad…

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OCLC’s Ed O’Neill visits School of Information and Library Science

Article Posted Sunday, March 1, 2009 3:16 PM

Ed O’Neill is a Senior Research Scientist, OCLC. His research focuses on authority control, subject analysis, database quality, preservation, and collection management. He joined the OCLC Research sta…

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CRADLE Seminar: Celebrating Darwin Day — Metadata Research and the Dryad Repository Project

Event Date: Monday, January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

208 Manning Hall

February, 2009

Presented by: Jane Greenberg and Hollie White

208 Manning Hall

12 noon, Friday, Feb 13th

The Dryad repository is for scientific data supporting published research in the field of ev…

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New Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Community: Science and Metadata (SAM)

Article Posted Sunday, February 1, 2009 4:49 PM

February, 2009

Following a workshop session on Metadata for Scientific Datasets at DC-2008, a new DCMI Community has been set up under the name of the DCMI Science and Metadata Community (SAM). We we…

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Dr. Jim Balhoff visits School of Information and Library Science

Article Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2008 4:47 PM

November, 2008

On Monday, November 3, 2008, Dr. Jim Balhoff, a research programmer at NESCent (the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center) visited Jane Greenberg’s Metadata class to discuss ontologie…

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DICE Group Lecture

Event Date: Monday, January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

November, 2008

Drs. Reagan Moore and Richard Marciano, Professors at the School of Information and Library Science, UNC Chapel Hill, and members of the Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) resear…

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Two repository development positions available

Article Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2008 4:39 PM

November, 2008

The Dryad Data Repository has two open programming positions located in central North Carolina: (1) a general repository programmer and (2) a programmer focused on enhancing metadata r…

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Open Archives Initiative (OAI): Situation and Prospects in Spain and Latin America

Article Posted Sunday, October 19, 2008 4:33 PM

October, 2008

Metadata Research Center Visiting Scholar, Gema Bueno de la Fuente, announces the publication of Open Archives Initiative (OAI): Situation and Prospects in Spain and Latin America.


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Metadata for Scientific Datasets Workshop at Dublin Core 2008

Article Posted Friday, September 19, 2008 4:30 PM

September, 2008

Metadata for Scientific Datasets (MeS) workshop will be held during the 2008 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications in Berlin.

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Dryad Project Receives Funding from the NSF

Article Posted Friday, September 19, 2008 4:22 PM

September, 2008

A Digital Repository for Preservation and Sharing of Data Underlying Published Works in Evolutionary BiologyDryad, a collaboration between the MRC and the National Evolutionary Synt…

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HIVE Project Funded by IMLS

Article Posted Friday, September 19, 2008 4:15 PM

September, 2008

HIVE: Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Please also see the HIVE Project Page.

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Press Release 2008

Article Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2008 4:14 PM

August, 2008

Fourteen students from the Triangle community participated in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s first BotCamp on July 31 through August 2. BotCamp is part of BOT 2.0, an …

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Memex Project Featured in Endeavors

Article Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2007 4:12 PM

Winter, 2007

The Memex Project, including comments from Jane Greenberg, John Oberlin, and Dan Reed, are described in “You: Film at Eleven”, an article by Laura Granfortuna in the Winter 2007 issue of…

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Knitting the Semantic Web

Article Posted Friday, October 19, 2007 4:11 PM

Jane Greenberg and Eva Méndez, Guest Editors.

Monograph will also be simultaneously published as Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 43(3/4):…

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Workshop sponsored by NESCent and the Metadata Research Center

Article Posted Monday, March 19, 2007 4:08 PM

May 2007

“Digital data preservation, sharing, and discovery: Challenges for Small Science Communities in the Digital Era”

A DRIADE project workshop to help identify the way forward for long-term pre…

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Article in Chronicle of Higher Education Cites Dr. Greenberg

Article Posted Thursday, February 1, 2007 3:51 PM

February, 2007

Scott Carlson quotes Jane Greenberg in his article: On The Record, All the Time: Researchers Digitally Capture the Daily Flow of Life. Should They?, a look at lifelogging tools and res…

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SILS names Dr. Jane Greenberg as McColl Professor

Article Posted Tuesday, December 19, 2006 3:39 PM

December 2006

Dr. Greenberg will start her two-year McColl Term Professorship in July 2007.

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Digital Repository of Information and Data for Evolution (DRIADE)

Article Posted Sunday, November 19, 2006 3:06 PM

November, 2006

A joint project of NESCent and the UNC Metadata Research Center “to establish a repository for heterogeneous digital datasets in the field of evolutionary biology in order to ensure lo…

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Metadata Tools for Digital Resource Repositories Workshop at JCDL 2006

Article Posted Thursday, June 15, 2006 3:03 PM

Jun 15, 2006

Metadata Tools for Digital Resource Repositories Workshop at JCDL 2006 in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. The workshop was an official DCMI Tools Working Group event. The one day workshop facilita…

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MRC Named Promising Digital Preservation Initiative

Article Posted Monday, August 15, 2005 2:56 PM

August 15, 2005

The MRC has been named one of the “Ten Promising Digital Preservation Initiatives” by RLG:

This [MRC] is not a digital preservation research project, per se, but metadata is a cost c…

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Metadata Research Center Receives $25,000 gift

Article Posted Thursday, March 17, 2005 2:31 PM

March 17, 2005 [original release]

The School of Information and Library Science has received a $25,000 gift from Sarah and Claude Snow to establish the Metadata Research Center (MRC). The gift will h…

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Automatic Metadata Generation Explored With New Grant

Article Posted Tuesday, September 9, 2003 2:06 PM

December 9, 2003 [original release]

Dr. Jane Greenberg, a SILS assistant professor, has received a $10,000 contract from the Library of Congress to investigate recommended functionalities for automat…

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Grant to Aid Metadata Research Project

Article Posted Thursday, March 6, 2003 2:07 PM

March 6, 2003 [original release]

Jane Greenberg, an assistant professor at UNC-CH’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a $4,000 grant for a research project titled “Scalab…

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OCLC Grant Will Allow Greenberg To Continue Metadata Research at NIEHS

Article Posted Thursday, January 31, 2002 2:08 PM

January 30, 2002 [original release]

Dr. Jane Greenberg, an assistant professor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a $10,000 grant for her research on …

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Asst. Professor Alex Poole Published in JASIST

Article Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:59 AM

Assistant Professor Alex Poole has published his paper,  “A greatly unexplored area”: Digital curation and innovation in digital humanities, in the Journal of the Association for Information Science a…

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