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June 18, 2010

Inside CCI

The newsletter for College of Communication and Information faculty, staff, and students.

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COLLEGE NEWS

New CCI Executive Education course accepting registrations
CCI’s new Executive Education course, Strategies for Effective Communication and Information in the Corporate World, will focus on the most compelling challenges faced by leaders today with practical, applied strategies for identifying the most effective communication and information techniques and mapping out the right paths for success. For more information on the course and how to register, visit http://www.cci.utk.edu/executive_education.

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INFORMATION SCIENCES

SIS receives grant to establish Data Curation Education in Research Centers
Thanks to a $988,543 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research have partnered to establish Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC). Suzie Allard, associate professor and assistant director of SIS; Carol Tenopir, Chancellor’s Professor, director of research and director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS); and Tanya Arnold, SIS coordinator of student services will carry out UTK’s portion of the project, which amounts to approximately 1/3 of the funding. DCERC will develop a model, including a field experience in a data intensive scientific environment, for educating LIS masters and doctoral students in data curation. It will implement a graduate research and education program to address the need for professionals with scientific expertise who can manage and curate large digital data collections.

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JOURNALISM AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Caudill and Teeter work with new NDNP grant project
UT Libraries and the TN State Library and Archives (TSLA) will utilize a $325,165 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) to digitize approximately 100,000 pages of TN newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 as part of NEH’s National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Selection of the titles will be done by an Advisory board co-chaired by Ed Caudill and Dwight Teeter, professors in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. They were selected as co-chairs of the advisory board because of their expertise with respect to Tennessee publishing history and technical writing and because of their interest in partnering with TSLA and UTK libraries on this project. For more information on this story visit http://www.utk.edu/tntoday/2010/06/17/ut-library-digitize-newspapers/?utm_source=tntoday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2010-06-17.