The end of the spring semester is here, and so it is time for our semester round-up of research contributions by our library faculty and academic professionals! This spring, U of I librarians traveled across the state, the country, and the globe to share their research. As always, we applaud these researchers for their contributions to the field of Library and Information Science. You can find a full list of presentations below, including some you can still catch through the end of May!
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was awarded a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to hold a national forum and develop a white paper aimed at simplifying scholars’ access to in-copyright and access-restricted texts for computational analysis and data mining research.
A grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) will allow four U of I librarians to create an online curriculum focused on policy surrounding library publishing groups. This team consists of Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor (project leader); Harriett Green, Interim Head of Scholarly Communications & Publishing and Associate Professor; Merinda Hensley, Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian and Associate Professor; and Janet Swatscheno, Visiting Digital Publishing Specialist.
Timothy Cole, head of the Mathematics Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. This award is sponsored by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA).