Category Archives: News & Events

Memex Project Featured in Endeavors

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 Endeavors: Research and Creative Activity.

Knitting the Semantic Web


Jane Greenberg and Eva Méndez, Guest Editors.
Monograph will also be simultaneously published as Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 43(3/4): http://www.catalogingandclassificationquarterly.com/ccq43nr3-4.html

Workshop sponsored by NESCent and the Metadata Research Center

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 preservation and sharing for the datasets that underly published works in evolutionary biology.

Article in Chronicle of Higher Education Cites Dr. Greenberg

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 research in the Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(23): A30.

SILS names Dr. Jane Greenberg as McColl Professor

December 2006

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

Digital Repository of Information and Data for Evolution (DRIADE)

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 long-term preservation and promote resource discovery and reuse.”

Metadata Tools for Digital Resource Repositories Workshop at JCDL 2006

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 facilitated dialog among people interested in metadata tools–including tool developers, companies, and users.

MRC Named Promising Digital Preservation Initiative

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 center for all digital projects, including digital preservation. Research such as this can make long-term access more feasible by reducing metadata costs while improving metadata quality. Note the publications list on the website. The model for this research center is one that should be replicated to focus on other core research issues.

Metadata Research Center Receives $25,000 gift

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 help continue current research activities and fund the official launch of the center, set for spring 2006.

Automatic Metadata Generation Explored With New Grant

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 automatic metadata generation applications.

The research is part of the Library’s Bibliographic Control Action Plan to lead libraries in the new millennium. The project is a natural extension of Greenberg’s Metadata Generation Research project that is discovering the best ways to catalog the Web’s vast collection of online resources “so people can find the best information in the most expedient manner.”

This fall, Greenberg served as Program Co-chair for the Dublin Core 2003 Conference held in Seattle, and is Co-editor of the Conference proceedings. It was the first time that the full international conference program was held in the United States, bringing together metadata researchers, practitioners, system implementers and administrators. In October, Greenberg gave a presentation on her metadata research to launch the Distinguished Lecturer Series at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and the University Library, University of British Columbia, Canada.