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Dr. Jane Greenberg named NCDS Data Fellow

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 Capital Initiative, a project intended to help formulate and discover methods for assessing the ‘value’ of metadata, and how that value changes over time.
The goal of the NCDS is to help prepare American industry, academia, and government meet the challenges presented by big data, and to support the ongoing development of data science and policy. Dr. Greenberg’s work will help provide an evidence-based practice framework for metadata creation and development, enriched by collaboration with leaders in data use and creation in both the public and private sectors.

Dryad Poster wins ASIS&T Prize

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 2013 annual ASIS&T meeting in Montreal, Canada. The poster described the efforts of the Dryad preservation working group in creating a draft preservation policy for the Dryad Digital Repository. The policy is an important step in Dryad’s digital preservation mission, and the draft will be presented to the Dryad Board of Directors in November.

Dr. Jane Greenberg awarded the 2012 Margaret Mann Citation

February 23, 2012

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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the recipient of the 2012 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony on June 24, 2012 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

The Mann Citation, recognizing outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification, includes a $2,000 scholarship donated in the recipient’s honor by OCLC, Inc. to the library school of the winner’s choice. Greenberg has chosen SILS to be the recipient of this year’s scholarship award. More information can be found here.

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

April 22nd, 2010
Paper: Theoretical considerations of lifecycle modeling: An analysis of the Dryad repository demonstrating automatic metadata propagation, inheritance and value system adoption
Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center, of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded the 2010 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research by the Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA).

Greenberg wrote the winning paper titled, “Theoretical considerations of lifecycle modeling: An analysis of the Dryad repository demonstrating automatic metadata propagation, inheritance and value system adoption”. The article explores lifecycle modeling for understanding metadata and reports the results of two extensive studies.
More information can be found here.

$2.18 million NSF grant awarded to Dryad

May, 2009

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 biology and ecology. With the new grant, the additional team members are contributing to the development of the repository. (More information about the award can be found here.)

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

May, 2009

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

Dryad Project Receives Funding from the NSF

September, 2008

A Digital Repository for Preservation and Sharing of Data Underlying Published Works in Evolutionary Biology. Dryad, a collaboration between the MRC and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), is awarded $650999.

SILS names Dr. Jane Greenberg as McColl Professor

December 2006

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

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.

Grant to Aid Metadata Research Project

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 “Scalable, Human-Centered Search: Improving Information Retrieval Using Author-Generated Metadata.” The grant is funded by UNC’s Small Grant Research Program and will be used over the next two years.

The newly funded research is a component of the larger Metadata Generation Research (MGR) project, which is led by Greenberg and conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Environmental Sciences (http://www.ils.unc.edu/~janeg/mgr). Abe Crystal, a SILS doctoral student who worked on the grant application, will also be working on this newly funded part of the project.

“The funding will allow us to build and test a search tool showing how metadata can assist in the retrieval of Web pages,” said Greenberg. “This is a very important facet of the project, one that we have been wanting to develop and research.

The research will test how author-generated metadata, or data about data, can be optimized to support resource discovery. Other project goals include developing protocols for collaboration between resource authors and metadata professionals during the metadata generation process and studying the integration of collaborative human metadata generation processes and automatic generation processes.