The IASSIST Quarterly IQ Vol. 31 issue 3&4 is now available on the web: http://iassistdata.org/publications/iq/iqvol31.html This issue will only be available on the web. There will be no printed version mailed out to the membership. This double issue is the work of the authors and their articles are introduced below. We are presenting an integrated double issue of high quality. We should also give a special thanks to the editors of the issue.
Regardless of the institutional setting in which we work, more and more of us are having to address researcher access to restricted or confidential datasets. This post focuses on sessions at Stanford that covered this important topic–or rather, group of topics because there are so many intersecting responsibilities to actually making such access a reality for our users. Lisa Neider’s poster session focused on the practicalities of “Administering Restricted Data Contracts.
Like everyone else, I’ve managed to catch up after being out of the office. But IASSIST was worth every minute! It was a pretty jampacked week, so I’m just getting around to blogging a few observations. I allocated too few moments to visiting the poster sessions. One that intrigued me was the Digital Library Federation’s American Social History Online project, or Aquifer. (Maybe it’s the fact that I was a history major.
And another conference has passed. It’s so sad to think that it will be another year before we get together again but at least we can play virtually on our lists, this blog and maybe even in SecondLife! I’m still trying to round up more conference reports but in the meantime, here’s the official conference song lyrics. Sing to the tune of The Band’s song “The Weight” In case the tune doesn’t come to mind immediately, here’s a clip on YouTube from the movie “The Last Waltz”.
So I had the best intentions to blog the conference but alas I was distracted - creating my SecondLife avatar to be able to participate virtually as well as in reality was far more interesting than I want to admit! My teenagers were appalled when they found out I was on Facebook - what will they say when I tell them about SusieQue! As a technology-oriented association hosting a technology-themed conference, it is maybe not surprising that we should experiment a bit.
Happy Earth Day to everyone!! Hope your day is filled with loads of celebratory reducing, renewing, and recycling. Registration for this year’s IASSIST Conference (May 27-30): “Technology of Data: Collection, Communication, Access and Preservation” is proceeding at a rumbling pace, and the five conference hotels have been filling with eager California-bound IASSISTers. However, if you still have not made your arrangements for this year’s conference, please consider doing so. Early registration ends soon (May 2), and of more immediate concern, the conference hotels will begin dropping our room blocks (and guaranteed conference rates) beginning this Friday, April 25.
Now I start to fulfill my previous promise to completely and totally abuse my roll as managing editor of the IASSIST Communique to assist me in my roll as Program Chair of IASSIST 2008! I just want to let everyone know that we are off to a booming start. The submission deadline, although a full month earlier than in previous years, has provided a bumper crop of proposals! It seems that we’re all technologists (geeks?
Technology of Data: Collection, Communication, Access and Preservation The 34th International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) annual conference will be held at the Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, May 27-30, 2008. This year’s conference, Technology of Data: Collection, Communication, Access and Preservation, examines the role of technology and tools in various aspects of the data life cycle. The theme of this conference addresses how technology can affect aspects of data stewardship throughout the data lifecycle.
Until next year of course! This year’s conference is done and Anastassia, Susan, and the wonderful Local arrangement folks at McGill are probably breathing a sigh of relief! Lots of informations was presented and some of it was absorbed! More will likely be reviewed over coming weeks preceded by the usual “Now I know I saw a presentation about this at IASSIST….” If you were one of those fine presenters, please don’t forget to submit a paper to the IQ (instructions for doing so are on the IASSIST website).