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Carole Palmer

CV Interim Dean, Professor
clpalmer@uw.edu
Mary Gates Hall 370M
Phone: 206-543-9792

Specialization

  • Data Curation
  • Digital Research Collections
  • Scientific and Scholarly Information Work

Biography

Carole Palmer is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the iSchool and works in the areas of data curation and digital research collections. Her research is aimed at advancing data services, especially for interdisciplinary inquiry. In this era of “big data,” she is particularly interested in optimizing the reuse value of small data and access to open data across disciplines. Her current projects include developing a framework for Site Based Data Curation and a model program for Data Curation Education in Research Centers. As an educator, she has been a leader in professional workforce development in data curation for nearly a decade, recognized in 2013 with the Information Science Teacher of the Year Award from the Association for Information Science & Technology.​

Education

  • Ph D, Library & Information Science, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
  • MLS, George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, 1986
  • BA, Psychology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1980

Awards

  • Thomson Reuters Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award - Association for Information Science & Technology, 2013
  • Arnold O. Beckman Research Award - University of Illinois Campus Research Board, 2002
  • Centennial Scholar Award - Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, 2001
  • Berner-Nash Award for outstanding doctoral dissertation - Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, 1996

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Site-Based Data Curation Based on Global Hot-Spring Geobiology (2017)
    PLOS ONE, Volume 12, Issue 2, Page e0172090 Authors: Carole L Palmer, Andrea Thomer, Bruce Fouke
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Data Practices and Curation Vocabulary (DPCVocab): An Empirically Derived Framework of Scientific Data Practices and Curatorial Processes (2015)
    Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, Volume 66, Issue 3, Page 616-633 Authors: Tiffany C Chao, Melissa H Cragin, Carole L Palmer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Enriching Education with Exemplars in Practice: Iterative Development of Data Curation Internships (2015)
    International Journal of Digital Curation, Volume 10, Issue 1, Page 123-134 Authors: Matthew S Mayernik, Cheryl A Thompson, Valerie Williams, Suzie Allard, Carole L Palmer, Carol Tenopir
  • Conference Paper
    LIS Programs and Data Centers: Integrating Expertise (2015)
    iConference 2015 Proceedings Authors: Cheryl Annette Thompson, Matthew S Mayernik, Carole L Palmer, Suzie Allard, Carol Tenopir
  • Conference Poster
    Data Curation Education in Research Centers: Formative Evaluation Results from 2012-2013 Cohorts (2014)
    9th International Digital Curation Conference Authors: Carole L Palmer, Cheryl A Thompson, Matthew S Mayernik, Valerie Williams, Suzie Allard
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Extending Curation Profiles to Study Enterprise-level Data Practices (2014)
    iConference 2014 Proceedings Authors: Nicholas Weber, Carole L Palmer
  • Conference Poster
    Linking Geobiology Fieldwork and Data Curation through Workflow Documentation (2014)
    47th Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union Authors: Andrea K Thomer, Carole L Palmer, Bruce W Fouke, Timothy DiLauro, Jacob G Jett, Sean Gordon, Karen Baker
  • Conference Paper
    Meeting Data Workforce Needs: Indicators Based on Recent Data Curation Placements (2014)
    iConference 2014 Proceedings, Page 522-537 Authors: Carole L Palmer, Cheryl A Thompson, Karen S Baker, Megan Senseney
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Representing Cultural Collections in Digital Aggregation and Exchange Environments (2014)
    D-Lib Magazine, Volume 20, Issue 5/6 Authors: Karen M Wickett, Antoine Isaac, Martin Doerr, Katrina Fenlon, Carlo Meghini, Carole L Palmer
  • Conference Poster
    Sharing Site-Based Research Data: Standardizing and Packaging for Reuse (2014)
    47th Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union Authors: Timothy DiLauro, Jacob G Jett, Sean Gordon, Andrea K Thomer, Bruce W Fouke, Carole L Palmer
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    A model for providing Web 2.0 services to cultural heritage institutions: The IMLS DCC Flickr Feasibility Study (2013)
    D-Lib Magazine, Volume 19, Issue 5/6 Authors: Jacob Jett, Megan Senseney, Carole L Palmer
  • Conference Poster
    Data sharing as a “broader impact”: Results from the Site-Based Data Curation Project at Yellowstone National Park (2013)
    Research Data Alliance, Second Plenary Meeting Authors: Carole L Palmer, Sayeed G Choudhury, Andrea K Thomer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Foundations of data curation: the pedagogy and practice of “purposeful work” with research data (2013)
    Arch J, Volume 3 Authors: Carole L Palmer, Nicholas Weber, T Munoz, AH Renear
  • Conference Poster
    Levels of services and curation for high-functioning data (2013)
    8th International Digital Curation Conference Authors: Sayeed G Choudhury, Carole L Palmer, Karen S Baker, Timothy DiLauro
  • Conference Paper
    Model development for scientific data curation education (2013)
    8th Annual International Digital Curation Conference Authors: Karon Kelly, Mary Marlino, Matthew S Mayernik, Suzie Allard, Carol Tenopir, Carole L Palmer, Virgil E Varvel, Jr.
  • Report
    Modeling Cultural Collections for Digital Aggregation and Exchange Environments (2013)
    CIRSS Technical Report, Volume 201310-1 Authors: Karen M Wickett, Antoine Isaac, Katrina Fenlon, Martin Doerr, Carlo Meghini, Carole L Palmer, Jacob Jett
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Current trends and future directions in data curation research and education (2012)
    Journal of Web Librarianship, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 305–320 Authors: Nicholas Weber, Carole L Palmer, Tiffany C Chao
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Integrating Conceptual and Empirical Studies of Data to Guide Curatorial Processes (2012)
    Authors: Carole L Palmer, Tiffany C Chao, Nicholas Weber, Simone Sacchi
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Interdisciplinary data science education (2012)
    Special Issues in Data Management, Page 97-113 Authors: Jeffrey Stanton, Carole L Palmer, Cathy Blake, Suzie Allard
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Value and context in data use: Domain analysis revisited (2012)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 49, Issue 1, Page 1–10 Authors: Nicholas Weber, Karen S Baker, Andrea K Thomer, Tiffany C Chao, Carole L Palmer
  • Report
    Digital collections and aggregations (2011)
    DH Curation Guide: a community resource guide to data curation in the digital humanities Authors: Katrina Fenlon, Jacob Jett, Carole L Palmer
  • Technical Report
    Report on the Data Curation Research Summit (2011)
    Authors: Nicholas Weber, Tiffany C Chao, Carole L Palmer, Virgil E Varvel, Jr
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The analytic potential of scientific data: Understanding re-use value (2011)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 48, Issue 1, Page 1–10 Authors: Carole L Palmer, Nicholas Weber, Melissa H Cragin
  • Conference Poster
    Units of evidence for analyzing subdisciplinary difference in data practice studies (2011)
    Joint Conference on Digital Libraries Authors: Melissa H Cragin, Tiffany Chao, Carole L Palmer
  • Conference Paper
    Beyond size and search: Building contextual mass in aggregations for scholarly use (2010)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Volume 47, Issue 1 Authors: Carole L Palmer, Oksana Zavalina, Katrina Fenlon
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Data sharing, small science, and institutional repositories (2010)
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Volume 368, Issue 1926, Page 4023-4038 Authors: Melissa H Cragin, Carole L Palmer, Jacob R Carlson, Michael Witt
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Information research on interdisciplinarity (2010)
    Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity, Page 174-188 Author: Carole L Palmer
  • Conference Paper
    Characteristics of bioinformatics employment advertisements (2009)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Volume 46, Issue 1 Authors: Jennifer I Hill, W John MacMullen, Carole L Palmer
  • Conference Paper
    Comparing bioinformatics software development by computer scientists and biologists: An exploratory study (2009)
    Proceedings of the 2009 ICSE Workshop on Software Engineering for Computational Science and Engineering, Page 72-79 Authors: Parmit Chilana, Carole L Palmer, Andrew Ko
  • Conference Poster
    Extending an LIS data curation curriculum to include humanities data (2009)
    DiggCCurr Conference Authors: Allen H Renear, Lauren C Teffeau, Patricia Hswe, Molly Dolan, Carole L Palmer, Melissa H Cragin, John Unsworth
  • Report
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Strategic reading, ontologies, and the future of scientific publishing (2009)
    Science, Volume 325, Issue 5942, Page 828-832 Authors: Allen H Renear, Carole L Palmer
  • Report
    Identifying Factors of Success in CIC Institutional Repository Development - Final Report (2008)
    Authors: Carole L Palmer, Lauren Teffeau, Mark P Newton
  • White Paper
    Findings Pertaining to the Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections (2006)
    Authors: Timothy Cole, Amy S Jackson, Carole L Palmer, Sarah L Shreeves, Michael B Twidale, Oksana L Zavalina
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
    Information Research on Interdisciplinarity. In Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity, 2nd edition, edited by Robert Frodeman, Julie Thompson Klein, and Roberto Carlos Dos Santos Pacheco. New York, Oxford University Press
    Authors: Carole L Palmer, Katrina Fenlon

Presentations

  • Curating Evidence: LIS Expertise for the Data Age (2016)
    School of Information Colloquium, University of Texas - Austin, TX
  • Information Work: Intellectual Roots and Applications (2016)
    Association for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Data Curation Education Grounded in Earth Sciences and the Science of Data (2015)
    American Geophysical Union - San Francisco, CA
  • Realizing the potential of research data (2015)
    Coalition for Networked INformation - Seattle, WA https://vimeo.com/125487614
  • Retaining the Richness of Research Data (2015)
    Earth Data Science in the Era of Big Data and Compute, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources (BESR), National Academy of Sciences - Washington, D.C.
  • Cross-disciplinary data reuse (2014)
    Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2014, Future of Data Access and Preservation Panel - Oxford, England, United Kingdom
  • Data curation basics [online presentation] (2014)
    National Institutes of Health, Webinar Series: Data Literacy for Librarians
  • Fostering interdisciplinary science through data curation: Geobiology at Yellowstone National Park as exemplar (2014)
    12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - Yellowstone National Park, WY
  • Introduction to digital collection contexts (2014)
    iConference - Berlin, Germany
  • Preparing the workforce for digital curation: The iSchool perspective (2014)
    9th International Digital Curation Conference - San Francisco, CA
  • Putting research data into context: scholarly, professional, & educational approaches to curating data for reuse (2014)
    Association for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA
  • Responding to emerging workforce demand: Harnessing data center expertise (2014)
    Association for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA
  • Advancing site-based data curation for geobiology: The Yellowstone Exemplar (2013)
    46th Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union - San Francisco, CA
  • Data curation and the reuse value of digital research data: Meeting the aims of multiple disciplines and stakeholders (2013)
    Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture in Information Science, Information School, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Data curation for cross-disciplinary value and fit (2013)
    Computational Science & Engineering Annual Meeting - Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Fueling and transforming evidential cultures of research (2013)
    Second Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance - Washington, DC
  • Priorities for data curation education: Data center partnerships & long-tail science (2012)
    Microsoft eScience Workshop - Chicago, IL
  • Brainstorming data science @ iSchools (2012)
    iConference - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Digital Collections & Content / DLF Beta Sprint: Context, overview, and lessons (2012)
    Digital Public Library of America, Audience & Participation Workstream Workshop - Dallas, TX
  • National evaluation of IMLS DCC & implications for DPLA (2012)
    DPLA Midwest Plenary Working Group on the Digital Hubs Pilot Project - Chicago, IL
  • The analytic potential of long-tail data: Sharable data and re-use value (2012)
    Wolfram Data Summit - Washington, DC
  • You can't use something you can't find: Data citation and data workforce dependencies (2012)
    National Science Foundation, Directorate for Geosciences - Washington, DC
  • A new public space: Digital Public Library of America (2011)
    Digital Strategies for Heritage 2011 (DISH2011) / Europeana CCPA Annual General Meeting - Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Advancing collective cultural heritage: The IMLS Digital Collections and Content trajectory (2011)
    IMLS Digital Collections & Content / Europeana Workshop - Heraklion, Greece
  • CLIR-DLF / IMLS DCC Beta Sprint (2011)
    Digital Public Library of America Plenary Meeting - Washington, DC
  • Data curation and analytics to advance science and scholarship (2011)
    GSLIS Research Showcase - Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Data curation and research libraries (2011)
    Data Curation Symposium, Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD
  • Data practices across disciplines: Informing collections & curation (2011)
    iConference - Seattle, WA
  • Data sharing practices: Implications for curation and re-use (2011)
    American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA
  • Interdisciplinary information work: Concepts and practices (2011)
    Where Your World Meets Mine: Information Used Across Domains, SIG USE Workshop, American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA
  • Investing in research data (2011)
    Illinois Research Data Initiative, Opening Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • The Digital Public Library of America initiative: Considering content and scope (2011)
    e-Research Roundtable, GSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Aggregating collections to advance our collective cultural heritage (2010)
    WebWise Conference - Denver, CO
  • Collections in the age of e-research: Realizing potential through aggregation and curation (2010)
    Digital Library Federation Fall Forum - Palo Alto, CA
  • Cross-disciplinary research on scientific data practices (2010)
    Fourth Bloomsbury Conference on e-Publishing and e-Publications - London, England, United Kingdom
  • Data curation and research librarianship (2010)
    University Libraries Council 6th Annual Staff Assembly, Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD
  • Data curation and research librarianship in the age of e-science (2010)
    Medical Library Association Annual Meeting - Washington, DC
  • Information science & research library collaborations, by design (2010)
    IMLS Library Research Symposium - Baltimore, MD
  • Leveraging data conservancy R & D to advance data curation education (2010)
    Research Data Workforce Summit - Chicago, IL
  • Research and engagement with scientists to advance curation principles and processes (2010)
    Summer Institute on Data Curation, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • The Data Conservancy and data curation research and education at CIRSS (2010)
    Data Stewardship Committee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Asking difficult questions about institutional repositories: Factors for success and new directions for development and research (2009)
    American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Curation of research data: Understanding scholarly practices and collections (2009)
    Summer Institute on Data Curation, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Data Conservancy: A library based data cyberinfrastructure paradigm (2009)
    Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference - Portland, OR
  • Data sharing, small science, and institutional repositories (2009)
    UK e-Science All Hands Meeting - Oxford, England, United Kingdom
  • DataNet partners: Sharing science, linking domains, curating data (2009)
    American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Emerging education initiatives in data curation (2009)
    Association for Library and Information Science Education - Denver, CO
  • Extending the data curation curriculum to practicing LIS professionals (2009)
    DigCCurr 2009 - Chapel Hill, NC
  • IMLS DCC: Improving the visibility and value of our digital cultural heritage (2009)
    Institute of Museum and Library Services - Washington, DC
  • Scholarly work and curated collections in the age of e-research: Surviving googlization (2009)
    Faculty of Education, McGill University - Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Strategic reading in science (2009)
    American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • The Data Conservatory: A digital resource and curation virtual organization (2009)
    5th International Digital Curation Conference - London, England, United Kingdom