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IQ 43(3) Available: As open as possible and as closed as needed

By mhayslett

September 27, 2019

Welcome to the third issue of volume 43 of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ 43:3, 2019). Yes, we are open! Open data is good. Just a click away. Downloadable 24/7 for everybody. An open government would make the decisionmakers’ data open to the public and the opposition. As an example, communal data on bicycle paths could be open, so more navigation apps would flourish and embed the information in maps, which could suggest more safe bicycle routes.

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Editor's notes: The interest group on qualitative data sums up and continues

By mhayslett

June 28, 2019

Welcome to the second issue of volume 43 of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ 43:2, 2019). With joy and pride the many people behind each issue of the IQ are here presenting a special issue. IASSIST has several interest groups of members committed to selected important areas under the umbrella of IASSIST. Be aware that you could become a member of an interest group (see: Committees and groups). If an interest area that you find important is not presently on this list, you are invited to start campaigning for the formation of a new interest group.

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Association of Parliamentary Libraries of Eastern and Southern Africa (APLESA) Pre-Conference Data Literacy Workshop

By LHorton 2

May 24, 2019

By, Ms. Winny Nekesa Akullo Some of the Participants at the Data Literacy Training Workshop held on 4 th May 2019, Kampala, Uganda Through its Membership Committee’s event sponsorship program, IASSIST recently sponsored a one day pre- Conference Training Workshop on Data Literacy for the Association of Parliamentary Libraries of Eastern and Southern Africa (APLESA). The workshop aimed to help librarians acquire data literacy skills in order to produce statistics/data that can be used for reporting and evidence based planning.

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IQ 43(1): Standardization and certification save us from the frustrations of the Greek drama

By mhayslett

May 13, 2019

Welcome to the first issue of volume 43 of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ 43:1, 2019). The IASSIST Quarterly presents in this issue three papers illustrated in the title above. Chronologically we start from an early beginning. No, not with Turing, we time travel further back and experience ancient Greece. In this submission the Greek drama delivers the form, while data librarians deliver the content on data sharing. And it makes you a proud IASSISTer to know that altruism is the rationale behind data sharing.

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Opening for a Collections & Research Librarian for Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at NCSU

By mhayslett

March 29, 2019

NC State University Libraries is seeking a talented individual for the position of Collections & Research Librarian for Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. The ideal candidate for this position will be an individual who has the ability to engage deeply with agricultural and environmental sciences researchers and students at all levels. This position will be primarily responsible for leading collaborative collection management in agricultural and environmental sciences and, in collaboration with our team, providing expert services for faculty, staff, and students across the research life cycle including information discovery, data curation, visualization, research computing, and scholarly communication.

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Failure as the Treatment for Transforming Complexity to Complicatedness

By mhayslett

February 22, 2019

Welcome to the fourth issue of volume 42 of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ 42:4, 2018). The IASSIST Quarterly presents in this issue three papers. When you know how, cycling is easy. However, data for cycling infrastructure appears to be a messiness of complications, stakeholders and data producers. The exemplary lesson is that whatever your research area there are often many views and types of data possible for your research. And the fuller view does not make your research easier, but it does make it better.

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DPC2018 Conference Report

By LHorton 2

December 18, 2018

By Adetoun Oyelude, University of Ibadan From Saturday 1st September 2018 when one of the participants from Uganda arrived in Nigeria, the Digital Preservation Conference started on a high note. The preparations for the Monday Opening Ceremony took place on Sunday 2nd with the Ugandan participant joining at the venue in preparing the Hall and other ancillaries concerning the conference. **Day 1: **The Opening Ceremony conference commenced at 11.45am on Monday, 3rd September 2018.

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IASSIST Quarterly Volume 42:3 now available!

By mhayslett

December 13, 2018

Editor’s notes: *Digital curation after digital extraction for data sharing* Welcome to the third issue of volume 42 of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ 42:3, 2018). The IASSIST Quarterly presents in this issue three papers from geographically widespread countries. We call IASSIST ‘International’, so I am happy to present papers from three continents in this issue with papers from Zimbabwe, Italy and Canada. The paper ‘The State of Preparedness for Digital Curation and Preservation: A Case Study of a Developing Country Academic Library’ is by Phillip Ndhlovu, who works as the institutional repository librarian and liaison librarian, and Thomas Matingwina, who is a lecturer at the Department of Library and Information Service at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

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Data Workshop Conducted at the National Library of Uganda

By LHorton 2

December 11, 2018

By Winny Nekesa Akullo, Uganda Library and Information Associations I won sponsorship from the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) for a One-day Data workshop conducted on 29th November 2018 at the National Library of Uganda on behalf of the Uganda Library and Information Associations (ULIA). The workshop aimed at bringing together librarians from different institutions in Uganda to learn how to collect relevant and meaningful data to tell stories relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Data Workshop Conducted at the National Library of Uganda

By LHorton 2

December 11, 2018

By Winny Nekesa Akullo, Uganda Library and Information Associations I won sponsorship from the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) for a One-day Data workshop conducted on 29th November 2018 at the National Library of Uganda on behalf of the Uganda Library and Information Associations (ULIA). The workshop aimed at bringing together librarians from different institutions in Uganda to learn how to collect relevant and meaningful data to tell stories relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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