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Call for workshop papers — Computational Archival Science: digital records in the age of big data.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in Boston, MA, USA, in conjunction with the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2017).

See call for papers at: http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2017_cas-workshop/

***** Submission Deadline: October 10, 2017 *****

The large-scale digitization of analog archives, the emerging diverse forms of digital records and systems, and new ways of engaging with archival material using technology, are resulting in disruptions to traditional archival theories and practices. Increasing quantities of ‘big archival data’ present challenges for the practitioners and researchers who work with archival material, but also offer enhanced possibilities for use and scholarly exploration through the application of computational methods and tools.

This workshop will explore this conjunction of emerging methods and technologies around digital records and big data with archival theory and practice, and will examine new forms of records generation and historical, social, scientific, and cultural research engagement with archival institutions. We aim to identify and evaluate current trends, requirements, and potential in these areas, to examine the new questions that they can provoke, and to help determine possible research agendas for the evolution of computational archival science in the coming  years, as well as addressing the questions and concerns scholarship is raising about the interpretation of ‘big data’ and the uses to which it is put.

Full papers, of up to 10 pages, should be submitted via the online submission system at https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2017/bigdata17/scripts/ws_submit.php. We also encourage submission of short papers (up to 6 pages) reporting work in progress. The submission deadline is October 10, 2017. All papers accepted will be included in the proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

The workshop builds on a number of recent developments in Computational Archival Science (see: http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/), and in particular on the 1st Computational Archival Science workshop at IEEE Big Data 2016 (see: http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2016_cas-workshop/), which attracted a range of professionals and researchers, both from the DC area and internationally.

For more information, see the full workshop Call for Papers at http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2017_cas-workshop/

 

TDL Data Symposium

SAVE THE DATE! The Texas Digital Library will hold its first ever TDL Data Symposium, hosted by Baylor University Libraries on November 15th and 16th, 2016 in Waco, Texas.

This two-day event is designed to support the development of TDL member librarians who provide (or intend to provide) research data services on their campuses. It will include opportunities to gain knowledge and skills, network, and learn more about the Texas data repository to be launched this fall. Sessions and topics include:

  • Merce Crosas, the Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences (IQSS) at Harvard University
  • A Data Management 101 workshop on the basic concepts of data management for attendees new to these issues
  • Presentations and discussions on various topics, including data management planning curation of research data
  • A Dataverse training workshop, to familiarize librarians with the new TDL data repository that will launch this fall

Seating is limited, but we will ensure that every TDL member institution has a seat reserved. A small registration fee of $50 will be charged, and more information about the schedule and registration is coming soon.

Updates and details will be posted to the TDL website: https://tdl.org/tdl-data-symposium/

 

Looking forward to RDAP 2017

Save the Date!

The Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2017 will be in Seattle, WA. The two-day conference will be held at the Seattle Renaissance on April 19-20, 2017. Plans for a workshop on the 21st are currently in development.

RDAP is relevant to the interests and needs of data managers and curators, librarians who work with research data, and researchers and data scientists. A wide range of disciplines from the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be represented. The Summit aims to bring together practitioners and researchers from a diverse range of academic institutions, data centers, funding agencies, and industry.

More details will be forthcoming at https://www.asis.org/rdap/ Expect a call for proposals in the late fall!

Chairs: Brianna Marshall (brianna.marshall[at]wisc.edu) or Yasmeen Shorish (shorisyl[at]jmu.edu).