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From iBlog

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

Editors' notes: Assessing needs and developing solutions

By IQ Editor on June 26, 2024

Welcome to second issue of IASSIST Quarterly for 2024, IQ vol. 48(2) 2024 . It was wonderful to meet so many old and new colleagues at the Best IASSIST Ever in Halifax. It was really inspiring to learn about all the great work that is being done by members of this community. For those of you who presented, please consider turning your conference presentation or poster into a paper and submitting it to IQ.

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My First IASSIST Conference Experience

By Ruby Lindsay on June 19, 2024

As an early-career academic librarian, I was grateful and excited to attend the 49th Annual Conference of IASSIST. The conference took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from May 28 – 31, 2024. This year, the conference theme was Uncharted: Navigating the Future of Data. Georges Island National Historic Site near the Halifax waterfront. Photo: Ruby Lindsay. When planning my conference schedule, I found sessions on topics related to my expertise, aiming to gain a deeper understanding.

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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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