External Events

Registration for the Data Information Literacy Symposium is now open

By jrcarlso

May 22, 2013

Please join us for the Data Information Literacy Symposium at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, on September 23rd, and 24th 2013. Program: This symposium will explore roles for practicing librarians in teaching competencies in data management and curation to graduate students. With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, librarians from Purdue University, Cornell University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Oregon have investigated this topic through developing and implementing “data information literacy” (DIL) instruction programs for graduate students in a range of science and engineering disciplines.

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ICPSR Webinar on working with IRB's

By e.stephenson

November 26, 2012

For those of you who follow the IASSIST Interest Group on Human Subjects Review Committees and Privacy and Confidentiality in Research, you might be interested in this webinar: Amy Pienta and Kaye Marz of ICPSR’s National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program will present a webinar on Nov. 28 titled “Navigating Your IRB to Share Research Data.” They will share guidelines for working with Institutional Review Boards to release data that may contain sensitive information, such as studies on substance abuse.

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Data-related blog posts coming out of Open Repositories 2012 conference

[]{.image-right}I ‘d been meaning to write an IASSIST blog post about OR 2012, hosted by the University of Edinburgh’s Host Organising Committee led by Co-Chair and IASSISTer Stuart Macdonald in July, because it had such good DATA content. Fortunately Simon Hodson, the UK’s JISC Managing Research Data Programme Manager, has provided this introduction and has allowed me to post it here, with further links to his analytic blog posts, and even those contain further links to OTHER blog posts talking about OR2012 and data!

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A list of upcoming Big Data conferences

By plackie@carleton.edu

August 25, 2012

check out AnalyticBridge (a social network for analytic professionals) Here is a reposting their list of upcoming conferences. Conferences Discussions - AnalyticBridge{.rss-title} Sentiment Analysis Symposium, October 29-30, San Francisco{.rss-item} Beyond Hadoop: next generation of big data analytics - August 22{.rss-item} SFBay ACM - Data Mining Hackathon on Big Data on August 18{.rss-item} Data Mining: Failure to Launch ( Live Predictive Analytics Web Event 8/15 & 9/6 ){.rss-item} Predictive Analytics & Data Mining Vendor-Neutral Courses [ Wash, DC - Sept | Las Vegas - Dec ]{.

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Data Discussion Group at ALA Annual

By h.mooney

June 29, 2012

A number of U.S. IASSISTers were at the recent American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. This years program (finally!) featured a number of data related topics, including the third meeting of the Association of College & Research Libraries Numeric and Geospatial Data Interest Group (DIG). Our discussion covered topics such as content management systems, data hosting, collection development for small data, and changing professional roles. A full report of the meeting is available at http://connect.

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Workshop on Persistent Identifiers for Social Science Data

By m.vardigan

February 11, 2011

The IDSC of IZA in Bonn, Germany, along with GESIS and the RatSWD, sponsored a workshop on Persistent Identifiers in the Social Sciences held February 1-2 in Bonn. The presentations are now online at: http://www.iza.org/conference_files/PeIdSS2011/viewProgram?conf_id=2013

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SPARC Digital Repositories meeting includes session on open data

Kathleen Shearer of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries organized and chaired a panel on Open Data was held at the SPARC Digital Repositories meeting on November 8, 2010. IASSIST members Gail Steinhart and Chuck Humphrey were two of the three members on this panel. Kevin Ashley, Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), was the third. It has been two years since this group last met and the attendance was said to have doubled between meetings (looked like there were around 150 people present.

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