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LEADING Moves Forward: LEADING Forum and Welcome 2023 Fellows

On Friday, May 19th, the 2023 LEADING Forum took place in the Science Center/Quorum at Drexel University. Highlights form the Forum included a panel on ChatGPT, a fellows panel, a fellow poster session, and keynote presentations from Florence Hudson (Executive director, Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University), and Laurie Allen (Chief, Digital Innovation Lab (LC Labs), Library of Congress). The 2023 OCLC/LEADING Data Challenge preceded the forum on Thursday, May 18th.

In moving forward, we welcome the incoming LEADING 2023 fellows. This year’s cohort includes 18 fellows from 14 iSchools and LIS institutions from across the country. June kicks off the 2023 LEADING boot camp, which precedes the 6-month fellowship period. Read more about the 2023 fellows here.

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Jane Greenberg and Richard Marciano Present at DLF 2022

MRC’s Jane Greenberg and Richard Marciano, Advanced Information Collaboratory (AI Collaboratory) University of Maryland, presented at the 2022 DLF Forum on Wednesday, October 12th.

Jane Greenberg presenting at DLF 2022

Their panel, titled “Innovating Data Science Education and Computational Thinking: Connecting iSchools and LAMs,” presented about two national Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) initiatives connecting leading GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) and educators, and innovative data science education. Jane presented about the LEADING (The LIS Education and Data Science Integrated Network Group) fellowship project, and Richard presented about the TALENT (Training of Archival & Library Educators with iNnovative Technologies) Network.

Richard Marciano presenting at DLF 2022

The presentation slides are available here: [LINK].

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MRC Publication Updates

Sharing news on MRC recent and forthcoming publication! 

For more information on MRC student and faculty outputs, see the publications page.

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MRC Hosts Two REUs

This summer the Metadata Research Center, College of Computing & Informatics, hosted two NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) as a partner in the Institute for Data Driven Dynamical Design (ID4). The ID4 REU interlinked with Drexel’s Smart Manufacturing REU (SMREU), which is focused on the application of computational methods and automation to support smart manufacturing and productivity and supply chains. ID4 connects to SMREU through the use of computational methods to accelerate the discovery of new materials.

Xintong Zhao, Jane Greenberg, David Venator, and Elijah Kellner at the REU poster session

This summer’s REU’s included David Venator, Materials Science and Engineering major from Northwestern University, and Elijah Kellner Materials Chemistry major from Winona State University. The REUs collaborated on two projects: Automated Identification of Metal-Organic Framework Synthesis Information and Exploring Faceted Ontologies for the Indexing of Materials Science Literature.

Elijah Kellner

The REU’s were mentored by MRC doctoral students Xintong Zhao and Scott McClellan. On Thursday, August 11th, the REU’s presented their work at a poster session in the Bossone Research Center.

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MRC Presents at NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution Institute for Data Driven Dynamical Design (ID4)

May 23-25 Metadata Research Center team members Scott McClellan, Xintong Zhao, and Jane Greenberg visited Colorado School of Mines for a NSF-supported Harnessing the Data Revolution Institute for Data Driven Dynamical Design (ID4) meeting. McClellan and Greenberg presented “Shared, Standardized Semantics: Accelerating Human and Computational Intelligence.”

Scott McClellan, Xintong Zhao, and Jane Greenberg at Colorado School of Mines for ID4

McClellan also worked with Rachel Orenstein on poster, “Facilitating Laboratory Procedures with Semantics,” and Zhao along with Kyle Langlois, Jacob Furst, Jiaxing Qu, and Ferdaushi Bipasha developed a poster entitled “Materials Knowledge Extraction from Scientific Literature.”

Jane Greenberg and Xintong Zhao at ID4

The Metadata Research Center is a research partner in the ID4, focusing on knowledge extraction, with specific interests in ontology alignment, knowledge graph construction, as well as their applications for automatic indexing.

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Alice B. Kroeger Distinguished Lecture Series: Juliane Schneider

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Metadata Research Center is honored to have metadata expert and Drexel graduate, Juliane Schneider, present the 2022 Alice B. Kroeger Distinguished Lecture.

Presenter: Juliane Schneider, Senior Bioinformatics Analyst/Data Liaison, Sage Bionetworks
Date: Thursday, March 31st
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Location: Zoom Registration Link
Participants must register in order to attend.
Title: Metadata: Attitude and Practice Change

Read more about the upcoming talk and presenter below.

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Drexel’s Metadata Research Center (MRC) and LEADING Fellows active at 2021 IEEE Big Data Conference

Great participation at this year’s IEEE Big Data conference (IEEE Big Data), which ran virtually, December 15-18th, 2021.

On Wednesday, December 15, MRC members and collaborators affiliated with the NSF-HDR projects, Accelerating the Discovery of Electronic Materials through Human-Computer Active Search and the new Institute for Data-Driven Dynamical Design project presented two papers: “Fine-Tuning BERT Model for Materials Named Entity Recognition” by Xintong Zhao, Jane Greenberg, Yuan An, and Xiaohua Tony Hu, and “Knowledge Graph-Empowered Materials Discovery,” by X. Zhao, J. Greenberg, S. McClellan, Y. Hu, S. Lopez, S. Saikin, X. Hu, and Y. An.

On Friday December 17th,  Sam Grabus and Jane Greenberg participated in the IEEE Big Data 6th Annual Computational Archival Science workshop, and presented their paper, “Computational Curation and the Application of Large-Scale Vocabularies,” stemming from work with the 19th C. and historical vocabularies [Presentation Recording]. LEADING ‘21 Fellows Lencia Beltran and Emily Ping O’Brien, along with LEADING advisory board member, Richard Marciano, also presented on their paper, “A Framework for Unlocking and Linking WWII Japanese American Incarceration Biographical Data,” connected with the Densho collection.

Also, to note, Jennifer Proctor, a LEADING ’21 Fellow, presented a paper, titled “An AI-Assisted Framework for Rapid Conversion of Descriptive Photo Metadata into Linked Data.”

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LEADING Fellows Present at CNI

Six LEADING fellows presented at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) membership meeting on December 13th in Washington D.C. The following 2021 fellows presented their project lightening talks: Lencia Beltran, Hyunseung Koh, Emily Ping O’Brien, Jennifer Proctor, Jay Winkler, and Jonathan Young.

Pictured from left to right: Erik Mitchell (LEADING PI), Jennifer Proctor, Jonathan Young, Hyunseung Koh, Lencia Beltran, Emily Ping O’Brien, Jane Greenberg (LEADING PI), Jay Winkler, and Kenning Arlitsch (LEADING PI).
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Xintong Zhao, doctoral candidate, presents at ASIST 2021

Xintong Zhao presented at ASIST 2021 with a paper and panel participation.

The paper, titled “Text to Insight: Accelerating Organic Materials Knowledge Extraction via Deep Learning,” is coauthored with Stephen Lopez, Semion Saikin, Xiaohua Hu, and Jane Greenberg. The paper is available open access: LINK

The panel, titled “Documenting Information Processes and Practices: Paradata, Provenance Metadata, Life‐Cycles and Pipelines,” focused on documentation and description of processes and practices in the information field. The proceedings publication for the panel is available here.