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IASSIST Twitter Account!

Your friendly web editors have some news about the IASSIST web presence!

We're happy to report that we now have an official organizational Twitter account: We hope to use this account to facilitate additional communication among IASSIST members. 

Ways to view this Twitter account:

Each of these views will include posts by Please note, a post by can include 

  • original statements,
  • republishing posts from other Twitter users ("retweeting" or RTs because, yes, "retweet" is a very silly word) and
  • a reply to a specific Twitter user (an "@ reply" or a mention).

If you want to direct a post of your own to 

then you should first follow and second include "@iassistdata" somewhere in the post. Don't worry though - even if you forget the "@iassistdata", interesting posts about data will very likely be RT'd by

For any posts you wish to direct to that are about the upcoming conference, we request that you use the tag "#iassist2011". An archive of these posts has already been set up at An example of what we mean would be

 "Hey, @iassistdata - know of anyone in need of a ride to the airport at the end of #iassist2011?"

For those not familiar with Twitter and interested in trying it:

  • 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


  • 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...

  • community

    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Twitter

    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...