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Editors' notes: Developing systems to encourage FAIR and secure research data

By IQ Editor on March 28, 2024

Welcome to first issue of IASSIST Quarterly for 2024; this is Volume 48 of the journal, IQ vol. 48(1) 2024 . The three papers in this issue represent different aspects of researchers’ use of data archives. Experts from three major data archives (ICPSR, IPUMS, and GESIS) share their experiences developing systems to make research resources in their archives more findable, accessible, and usable. Lafia, Million, and Hemphill in their article Exploratory and directed search strategies at a social science data archive investigate search strategies of users of a large social science data archive.

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Unlocking Insights: What Awaits at IASSIST & CARTO 2024

By Tuomas J. Alaterä on March 20, 2024

What Awaits at IASSIST & CARTO 2024 The countdown to IASSIST & CARTO 2024 is on, and with just more than a week left in the early bird registration period, now is an ideal time to secure your spot. Join us in the charming city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s picturesque East coast, for a week of insightful discussions and networking opportunities. This year’s program boasts a diverse range of sessions, offering valuable insights for data professionals everywhere.

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Guest editors' notes

By Robert Stalone Buwule and Winny Nekesa Akullo on December 18, 2023

We are excited to note that IASSIST’s Africa chapter has continued to grow bigger and stronger. After a successful first IASSIST Africa Regional Workshop in Uganda during January 2021, a second IASSIST Africa Regional Workshop took place in Ibadan, Nigeria in West Africa October 4th through October 7th, 2022. We are delighted to share with you the papers in this issue, most of which were presented at the second IASSIST Africa Regional Workshop at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

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Editors' notes: Much new research, and advances for the IQ

By IQ Editor on December 18, 2023

Welcome to this special double issue of IASSIST Quarterly for the year 2023, IQ vol. 47(2) 2023 . We are delighted to close out the year by offering the second special issue of the IASSIST Quarterly to showcase articles from the Africa workshop. Articles in this issue were presented in the second Africa Workshop which was held in Ibadan, Nigeria, in October 2022. Guest editors Winny Nekesa and Robert Stalone Buwule have again expertly steered the editorial process to bring us this research.

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