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Conference Presentations 2013

  • IASSIST 2013-Data Innovation: Increasing Accessibility, Visibility, and Sustainability, Cologne, Germany
    Host Institution: GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

G2: Panel: Data at a Distance: Using Technology to Increase Reference Reach (Fri, 2013-05-31)
Moderator: Shawn Nicholson

  • Data at a distance: Perspectives from a small academic institution
    Terrence Bennett (College of New Jersey)
  • Data at a distance: Experience from George Mason University
    Wnedy Mann (George Mason University)
  • Archival federal data at a distance: Two levels of access interest, three modes of delivery
    Lynn Goodsell (U. S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA))

G3: Data Longevity: Tools, Processes, Practical Experiences (Fri, 2013-05-31)
Chair:Ingo Barkow

  • How would you like to have your DDI today?
    Olof Olsson (Swedish National data Service (SND))
    Jannik Jensen (Danish Data Archive)
    Johan Fihn (Swedish National Data Service)
    Stefan Jakobsson (Swedish National Data Service)
    Akira Olsbanning (Swedish National Data Service)


    DDI Lifecycle is great to make a complete lifecycle documentation and handles a lot of different use-cases. But sometimes your consumers want other formats, as a good chef you should be able to serve your dinner guest their favorite type of dish. It may be some delicious DDI-codebook, a small portion of DataCite metadata, a spicy PDF codebook or a complete three-course meal of HTML with JavaScript on the side. The need for transforming DDI to other formats is widespread and institutions like libraries have their established formats for their information system. This presentation discusses the need to standardize and provide open solutions for transformations of DDI to other formats. This project will present XSLT transformations from DDI-Lifecycle to: "An interactive HTML codebook with jQuery, MARC-XML, DataCite metadata, DDI-Codebook".

  • Introducing OAIS and DDI into an on-going research process: The MPC experience
    Wendy Thomas (Minnesota Population Center)


    The new requirements of the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health that funding proposals need to include a data management plan has resulted in increased interest in data preservation. Many organizations are looking more closely at OAIS and implementation models such as PREMIS as a means of addressing their internal, long-term preservation responsibilities. This in turn has raised new interest in DDI as a means of capturing metadata on the data they create, transform, and deliver. At the Minnesota Population Center we are working on a means of making the capture of metadata used to support the preservation and provenance needs of the OAIS archival model. This presentation uses the MPC as a case study on the issues of integrating DDI and PREMIS into an on-going research process. It will focus on decisions regarding the evaluation of the current organizational activities, determining what archival responsibilities we had in relation to various projects, and means of beginning to integrate the capture of needed metadata without major disruptions of on-going production processes. The three projects included in the discussion will be IPUMS-International, NHGIS, and the new grant project TerraPopulus.

  • 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


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