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Early registration for IASSIST 2011 ends April 1st

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Early registration for IASSIST 2011 ends a week from today, Thursday March 31.  Fees will increase on April 1 so take advantage of the reduced rate and register in the coming week.

http://www.rdl.sfu.ca/IASSIST/index.php/Register/

By registering early you save $50 for the full conference or $30 for a single day ($40 and $20 at student rates).  The cancellation deadline is April 22.

Wrangle, Refine, and Represent (Data Visualization Tools from the CAR Conference)

I wanted to share a blog post from our local Data and GIS blog that may be of interest to the IASSIST community.  Each of the tools varies in it's focus and applicability for data work- but they might be helpful for various data tasks focusing on cleaning and representing data online.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/data/2011/03/14/wrangle-refine-and-represent/ more...

The Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel

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The Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel, our official conference hotel, has added a small number of rooms for us.

Call +1-604-689-8188 or 1-888-890-3222 (Toll Free)or email vancouversuite (When booking by phone, please quote block code “EH1105IASS” ).


More information is on the conference website.

Mary and Walter

Local Arrangements

Implementing IASSIST's 2010-2014 Strategic Plan

"Data are larger than the social sciences" and data concerns have grown beyond the traditional communities comprising IASSIST." --respondent to strategic plan survey (2009)

As preparations intensify for IASSIST 2011, I encourage IASSIST members to review the 2010-2014 Strategic Plan with its focus on Advocacy, Community, and Professional Development.
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Hotels for IASSIST 2011

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We have learned that there will be a very large conference in Vancouver at the same time as ours (5,000 people!), resulting in a real rush for hotel bookings. 

Regrettably rooms are no longer available at the Delta, Ramada, Days Inn and Victorian Hotels nearby (although you might check later for cancellations).

Important!  We encourage you to book as soon as possible, even before you have permission from your institution (you can always cancel if it turns out you can't attend). more...

IASSIST 2011 Hotel booking

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We encourage everyone planning to attend IASSIST 2011 in Vancouver to book hotel rooms as soon as possible.  There are already room shortages due to other conferences that same week and a general pickup in tourism.

The Delta Vancouver Suites reported today that there are only two rooms left at the special $199 rate; rooms are still available in the Premier category at a rate of $224.00 per night per room and in the Deluxe category rate of $239.00 per night per room.  more...

New Look for Past Conferences Web Pages

We are pleased to present the new layout for the Past Conferences section of the website. Follow the [presentations] links for 2009 and 2010 to see the new layout.  Past conference pages from 2000 to 2008 will be converted in the weeks to come. All presentations since 2000 have now been preserved in pdf format to ensure future access to the files.

Thanks go out to the webteam for their hard work in making this possible.

Science Special: Dealing with Data

In the 11 February 2011 issue, Science joins with colleagues from Science Signaling, Science Translational Medicine, and Science Careers to provide a broad look at the issues surrounding the increasingly huge influx of research data. This collection of articles highlights both the challenges posed by the data deluge and the opportunities that can be realized if we can better organize and access the data.
 
Science is making access to this entire collection FREE (simple registration is required for non-subscribers).
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Workshop on Persistent Identifiers for Social Science Data

The IDSC of IZA in Bonn, Germany, along with GESIS and the RatSWD, sponsored a workshop on Persistent Identifiers in the Social Sciences held February 1-2 in Bonn. The presentations are now online at:

http://www.iza.org/conference_files/PeIdSS2011/viewProgram?conf_id=2013

Registration Open: IASSIST 2011 Conference

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We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the IASSIST 2011 Conference! more...

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    Publications Special issue: A pioneer data librarian
    Welcome to the special volume of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ (37):1-4, 2013). This special issue started as exchange of ideas between Libbie Stephenson and Margaret Adams to collect

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