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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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IASSIST Quarterly Volume 42:2 now available!

By mhayslett

July 19, 2018

Editor’s notes: Metadata is key - the most important data after data Welcome to the second issue of volume 42 of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ 42:2, 2018). The IASSIST Quarterly has had several papers on many different aspects of the Data Documentation Initiative - for a long time better known by its acronym DDI, without any further explanation. DDI is a brand. The IASSIST Quarterly has also included special issues of collections of papers concerning DDI.

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Qualitative Social Science and Humanities Data Interest Group (QSSHDIG)

By lyndamk

May 31, 2018

The Qualitative Social Science and Humanities Data Interest Group (QSSHDIG) had another great year. We would love to have you join us if you are interested in our group. Just ask Mandy or Lynda. At IASSIST 2017 we had social gathering and a BoF meeting to brainstorm activities for upcoming year. You can read our notes from the discussion on our website. A subgroup posted afour-part blog series in late July/early August of 2017.

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IASSIST Quarterly Volume 42:1 available

By mhayslett

May 24, 2018

Editor’s notes: Rebuilding, Preserving and Reproducing Welcome to the first issue of Volume 42 of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ 42:1, 2018). The IASSIST Quarterly has a focus on curation, preservation and reproduction of research, and all three bases are covered in this issue. The reproduction of earlier results from archived data is a validation of the data and also of the earlier research. The mimicking reuse of data for reproduction of the original results is the normal first step before use of the data for new purposes.

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New to IASSIST or Willing to Mentor Someone New?

By bordelon

May 15, 2018

New to IASSIST or Willing to Mentor Someone New?  Please sign up by Thursday, May 17. Conference contact assignments for IASSIST will be emailed by the end of the day Monday, May 21.   Please fill out in Google forms: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyW2B9m8o5-6Z0D0FPdsTcqkOpUDk_w_u4WwuyIpDWgjAQJQ/viewform Looking forward to the best IASSIST ever! Bobray Bordelon bordelon@Princeton.edu IASSIST 2018 Mentor Coordinator

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