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From iBlog

iBlog is IASSIST’s own blog. Entries on various topics are written by our members.

Editor's Notes: Deposit data - including qualitative data - and support students in obtaining the skills for data-driven research

By IQ Editor on October 2, 2022

Welcome to the second issue of IASSIST Quarterly for the year 2022 - (IQ vol. 46(2) 2022) . At last - a really real conference took place. I am of course referring to the IASSIST 2022 conference in June in Göteborg, Sweden. Many IASSISTers saw each other after a long time. That is typical for yearly conferences, but this was the first since 2019, after delays from Covid-19 in 2020 and 2021.

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Judith S. Rowe in memoriam

By Bobray Bordelon on May 6, 2022

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Judith S. Rowe at the age of 91 on May 5, 2022. She was a founding member of IASSIST in 1974 and its president from 1985-1988. She received the IASSIST achievement award in 2000. She was the founder of Data and Statistical Services at Princeton University in 1964 and headed the service until her retirement in 1998. She received many other awards during her career including the 1997 William H.

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Editor's Notes: Openness in metadata, dictionaries and data

By IQ Editor on March 28, 2022

Welcome to the first issue of IASSIST Quarterly for the year 2022 (IQ vol. 46(1) 2022) . IASSIST Quarterly has often published new and further developments in metadata. New submissions in the area are welcome, and the IQ expects to continue presenting a flow of interesting articles on this important topic. Often these developments in metadata directly mention their relatedness to the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI). Many IASSIST members have a primary role in supporting users of data in research and education.

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Editor's Notes: IASSIST gone glocal

By IQ Editor on December 26, 2021

Welcome to the special double issue of IASSIST Quarterly 2021 (IQ vol. 45(3-4) 2021) . IASSIST is an acronym. You may think that the word is the contraction of the two words ‘I assist’. In my mind, you are right! Whether the word IASSIST or the long explanation of seven words came first is the problem of the chicken and the egg. However, it is undisputed that when it is spelled out, the first I in IASSIST is for International.

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