April 14, 2010
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: Transforming Scholarly Communication
Date/time/place: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 10:00-11:00 AM/UNC Manning Hall, Room 01
Abstract: Lee Dirks leads a team that serves as a critical link between academia and Microsoft product groups developing scholarly communication technologies. Their aim is to: (1) Optimize for data-driven research and science; (2) Enable broad community engagement through greater interoperability; (3) Help ensure that data storage is reliable and secure for the long term; (4) Build on existing community protocols, practices and guidelines; (5) Harness collective intelligence through social networking and intelligence through social networking and semantic knowledge discovery. Lee’s presentation will provide an overview of the recent accomplishments and work in progress with institutions around the world as well as our vision and some future plans.
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Lee Dirks, Director of Education & Scholarly Communications in Microsoft’s External Research division, presents on innovative technology for scholarly communication
April 14, 2010
November 30, 2009
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
Date/time/place: November 30, 2009, 2:00-3:15, UNC Campus, Undergraduate Library, Room 205
Biographical Note: Matthew Jones is the Director of Informatics Research and Development at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at UC Santa Barbara. His research addresses the management, integration, analysis, and modeling of heterogeneous data. Recent projects have produced effective new techniques for information management and analysis. Jones co-founded the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB), a long-term data archive of environmental data sets. He contributed to the creation and ratification of the Ecological Metadata Language and the Biological Data Profile metadata standards. Recent projects focus on Kepler, an open-source scientific workflow system that Jones co-founded with other researchers; DataONE, a global data repository aimed to promote access to data about life on earth and the environment; and SONet, an effort to achieve environmental data interoperability through semantic modeling of scientific observations. Jones has a B.A. degree in ecology from Dartmouth College, and a M.S. in Zoology from the University of Florida.
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 consortium. Topics discussed included board governance, repository sustainability, the Joint Data Archiving Policy, intellectual property, repository policy, interactions with journals and other repositories, repository software development plans, and community engagement. A schedule of events is already available, and notes from the meeting are forthcoming.
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.)
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 evolutionary biology and related disciplines. Dryad was launched via a collaboration between the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), an NSF Center supporting research in evolutionary biology, and the Metadata Research Center (MRC) at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dryad seeks to balance a need for low barriers inviting contribution from scientists and higher-level goals supporting data analysis activities. The Dryad development team has pursued an active metadata research agenda. This CRADLE talk will introduce the Dryad repository, provide an overview of current metadata research activities, and highlight several research accomplishments.
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 welcome participation from individuals and organizations interested in all aspects of metadata relating to scientific data. To learn more about this community, or become involved, visit the Community’s website at Dublin Core and the Metadata Research Center’s SAM website.
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.
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.
A joint project ofand 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.”
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 metadata.
The Online Computing Library Center (OCLC), with assistance from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), awarded funding for Greenberg’s proposal “Optimizing Metadata Creation: A Model for Integrating Human and Automatic Processes.”
Commonly defined as “data about data,” metadata facilitates the organization and access of information resources. It is of special significance to scientific organizations which are turning with increased frequency to the World Wide Web for disseminating and accessing information.
Greenberg said the OCLC grant allows her to continue her research examining scientists creating metadata at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park. An earlier phase of her research, “Metadata Generation for Web Resources,” was funded in July 2000 by Microsoft Corporation.
“I’m very excited to receive this grant because it allows me to examine another facet of metadata generation,” Greenberg said. “I am also pleased to be able to continue working with the NIEHS metadata team headed by [NIEHS Library Director] Dav Robertson, NIEHS library staff and several SILS student interns.”
The OCLC grant will allow Greenberg to examine the quality of data created by NIEHS scientists, professional catalogers and automatic processes. The goal of the research, she said, is to develop a model to facilitate the most efficient means of metadata production by integrating human and automatic processes.
Founded in 1967 by university presidents to share library resources and reduce library costs, OCLC introduced an online shared cataloging system for libraries in 1971 that today is used by libraries around the world. The mission of ALISE is to promote excellence in research, teaching and service for library and information science education. The NIEHS is one of 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health.