[Humanist] 22.441 Summer Institute for Humanities Data Curation at UIUC

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 441.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 16:48:24 -0600
        From: Lauren Teffeau <teffeau at illinois.edu>
        Subject: Summer Institute for Humanities Data Curation

Summer Institute for Humanities Data Curation
May 18-22, 2009

Data Curation Education Program
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Data Curation Education Program (DCEP) at the Graduate
School of Library and Information Science will hold a
Summer Institute for Humanities Data Curation at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from May 18
through 22.  The Institute will be directed by Allen H.
Renear, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research
at GSLIS, and sessions will be conducted by leading
specialists in the various fields that are involved in the
curation of humanities data.

Data curation is the active and on-going management of
research data through its lifecycle of interest and
usefulness to scholarship, science, and education. With
support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services,
GSLIS has been a pioneer in the development of data
curation education within library and information science.
Last year's institute focused on data curation for science
data. This year's workshop focuses on data services and
curation activities for humanities data, particularly in
academic libraries.

Topics to be covered include: metadata, text encoding,
format and encoding management, technical aspects of data
repository systems, day-to-day digital preservation,
support for tools and applications, and resource
requirements for a data curation program that includes
humanities data.

Participants will learn:
-    what skill sets, resources, and collaborations are
necessary to develop and implement a data curation
program in an academic library or research project.
-    the principles and best practices for implementing and
doing humanities data curation;
-    the components of a repository development plan (goals,
institutional commitment, responsibility, collection
development policy, preservation plan, data management

A particular focus of this year's institute will be
managing textual data, including textbases, repositories,
XML text encoding, preservation, metadata, and tools for

Invited session leaders include: Julia Flanders (Brown
University), Syd Bauman (Brown University), Dorothea Salo
(University of Wisconsin-Madison), Michael Sperberg-McQueen
(MIT/W3C), Carole Palmer (University of Illinois), John
Unsworth (University of Illinois), and other faculty from
the University of Illinois. An opening keynote will be
presented by Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief
Strategist of OCLC.

The institute will run from Monday morning, May 18, through
noon Friday, May 22. Rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn and
Homewood Suites in Champaign have been reserved for Sunday,
May 18, through Thursday (night), May 21, 2009,
($119/night). There will be shuttle service to and from
campus. Thanks to support from IMLS, no tuition will be
charged for the institute. In addition, a small number of
lodging bursaries are available and will be awarded based
on need.

We are accepting applications from practicing academic
librarians and other information professionals who want to
learn more about data curation services in academic
libraries. Up to three people from a single institution may
apply. The Institute will be limited to 24 participants.

Application Requirements: Please complete the form, which
is available at:

Questions?  Contact Institute Coordinator Lauren Teffeau at
teffeau at illinois.edu or (217) 333-1980.

More information about the Data Curation Education Program at
the University of Illinois can be found here:

Lauren Teffeau

Project Coordinator & Interim Assistant Director
Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
(Formerly the Library Research Center)

Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
309 Library and Information Science Building, MC-493
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-5881
email: teffeau at illinois.edu


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