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Roper Centre recognition

To iassist:

It isn't every day that an incoming university president envies data over basketball!
Congratulations to our colleagues at the Roper Center for this well deserved recognition.

Susan Herbst, incoming President at the University of Connecticut:
What about UConn drew you here? more...

IASSIST Election Results

[Posted on behalf of Ernie Boyko]

Dear IASSIST Members


I am pleased to announce the results of the 2011 IASSIST election.

 

The members of the IASSIST Administrative Committee and their terms are as follows:


President:                           Bill Block                 (2011-2013)

Vice- President:                  Tuomas J. Alaterä    (2011-2013)

 

Regional  Secretaries for the period 2011-2013

               Africa:                 Lynn Woolfrey     (2011-2013)

               Asia/Pacific         Samuel Spencer   (2011-2013)

               Canada               Marilyn Andrews   (2011-2013)

               Europe                Iris Alfredsson      (2011-2013)

               US                      San Cannon         (2011-2013)

 

Regional Committee Members for the period 2011-2015         

               Canada                  Walter Giesbrecht           

               Europe                   Jane Roberts                    

               Europe                   Oliver Watteler                      

               USA                       Jen Darragh                            

               USA                       Kate McNeill                           

               USA                       Eleanor Read                     

 

The Regional Committee members whose terms expire in 2013 (not part of this election)

               Canada                 Maxine Tedesco              

               Europe                  Helena Laaksonen                          

               USA                      Harrison Dekker               

               USA                      Gretchen Gano                 

               USA                      Joel Herndon

 

Melanie Wright now becomes the past president

 

The voter participation was 46.2% (121 out of 262 eligible members)

This slate of officials will come into office as of the general IASSIST assembly meeting which will take place  on June 2, 2011.  I understand that all members new, continuing and outgoing are invited to attend the admin committee meeting on May 30, 2011.

I would like to join the nominations and elections committee in congratulating the new and returning members and to wish them well in guiding us over the next few years.  Our thanks go out to all who participated and to those who will be leaving the committee.  Also thanks To Chuck Humphrey and his Vote Now colleagues for organizing the electronic ballots.


Thank you to all


The nominations and elections committee

Ann Green, Jane Weintrop, Libby Bishop, Mari Kleemola, Wendy Watkins, Jennifer Green, Chuck Humphrey, Ernie Boyko (chair)

 

 

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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  • IASSIST Quarterly

    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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  • Resources

    Resources

    A space for IASSIST members to share professional resources useful to them in their daily work. Also the IASSIST Jobs Repository for an archive of data-related position descriptions. more...

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    Find out what IASSISTers are doing in the field and explore other avenues of presentation, communication and discussion via social networking and related online social spaces. more...