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ICPSR Summer Program course on DDI

As you may have heard during last week’s wonderful IASSIST meeting in Tampere, there are still spaces available in the ICPSR Summer Program course on DDI, to be held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, on July 13-16. The course is titled “Documenting Data Using DDI 3.0: Supporting Research, Collection Management, and Access,” and instructors are Wendy Thomas (Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota) and Arofan Gregory (Open Data Foundation).

The DDI 3.0 metadata structure is capturing the attention of major archives, data producers, and funding agencies as a standard that will aid in the collection, preservation, and dissemination of social science data throughout its life cycle. This course will show you how DDI can be used to support the research process, making the data you collect easier to manage, share, and analyze.

This special off-site course will take advantage of Ithaca’s unique location in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Activities will include visits to the internationally-renowned Moosewood Restaurant, hiking opportunities to see some of the best gorges and waterfalls in the area, and a day-long post-conference visit to the Finger Lakes Wine Festival!

Who should attend: Anyone managing numeric social science data collections or a social science research project involving the collection of numeric data Location: Ithaca, NY

Dates: July 13-16, 2009

Co-sponsors: Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research; Mann Library

For more on the course and registration, see: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/sumprog/course/0109.xml

Mary Vardigan Assistant Director, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
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