Curate or Die
Carole L. Palmer is Director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) and Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research investigates the changing nature of "collections" in the digital information environment and problems in scientific and scholarly information work, with a particular focus on barriers to interdisciplinary inquiry. She has written and presented widely on information services and support for research communities and how to align digital research collections with scientific and scholarly practices. She is the PI on the IMLS Digital Collections and Content (IMLS DCC) project and co-PI on the Digital Public Library of America beta sprint contribution developed by DLF/IMLS DCC and funded by the Mellon Foundation. She is also co-PI on the Data Conservancy, an NSF DataNet award. Her other recent funded projects include investigations of data curation needs across sciences, scholarly annotation, and institutional repository development, as well as IMLS and NSF funded projects to develop educational programs in data curation and biological informatics.