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
Conference website: http://www.library.mcgill.ca/iassistcarto2018/ Conference hashtag: #iassistcarto The 44th annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) will be jointly held with the 52nd annual conference of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA-ACACC) in Montréal, Québec, Canada from May 29-June 1, 2018. Once Upon a Data Point: Sustaining our Data Storytellers In many ways, researchers are data storytellers: they create compelling data-supported narratives for examining both historical and current social phenomena and for facilitating social change and reconciliation.
New to IASSIST or Willing to Mentor Someone New? We are excited to have new members in IASSIST. IASSIST is a home for data services professionals across many disciplines: librarians, data archivists, open data proponents, data support staff, etc. For some, it is an organization where you don’t have to explain what you do because our members already understand. We get metadata, data support, data access issues, database challenges, the challenge of replication and so much more!
February 13, 2017 Statement of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST at http://iassistdata.org) in response to President Trump’s January 27 Executive Order on Visas and Immigration, titled “PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES”. The recent executive order on visas and immigration issued on January 27th by US President Trump is of grave concern to IASSIST as an organization. IASSIST, the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology, is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology, libraries, data services and research & higher education to support open science, advocate for responsible data management and use, build a broader community surrounding research data, and encourage the development of data professionals.
We are delighted to announce the call for proposals for the IASSIST 2017 Conference. IASSIST 2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS Data in the Middle: The common language of research The 43rd annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) will be held in Lawrence, Kansas from May 23-26, 2017. #iassist17 Many issues around data (sources, strategies, and tools) are similar across disciplines. While IASSIST has its roots in social science data, it has also welcomed discussions over the years of other disciplines’ issues as they relate to data, data management, and support of users.
IASSIST 2016 Program At-A-Glance, Part 2: Data infrastructure, data processing and research data management
Here’s another list of highlights from IASSIST2016 which is focusing on the data revolution. For previous highlights, see here. Infrastructure For those of you with an interest in technical infrastructure, the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur will showcase an early protype MMRepo (1 June, 3F), whose function is to store qualitative and quantitative data into one big data repository. The UK Data Service will present the following panel “The CESSDA Technical Framework - what is it and why is it needed?
Interested in the “data revolution” and what it means for research? Here’s why you should attend IASSIST2016
Part 1: Data sharing, new data sources and data protection IASSIST is an international organisation of information technology and data services professionals which aims to provide support to research and teaching in the social sciences. It has over 300 members ranging from data archive staff and librarians to statistical agencies, government departments and non-profit organisations. The theme of this year’s conference is “Embracing the ‘data revolution’: opportunities and challenges for research” and it is the 42nd of its kind, taking place every year.
By popular request (and due to the tight holiday schedule this year), the IASSIST 2014 Conference Programme Committee has extended the conference submission deadline! Submissions for all formats are now due December 20, 2013. Thank you for all of your submissions to date, we look forward to the review. Please let us know if you have any questions - email. Best, Program Chairs Jen Green Johan Fihn Chuck Humphrey
ALIGNING DATA AND RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE IASSIST 2014 Annual Conference Call for Paper and Session Proposals This year’s conference theme touches upon the international and interdisciplinary requirements of aligning data and research infrastructure. The 2013 OECD Global Science Forum report on New Data for Understanding the Human Condition identifies key challenges for international data collaboration that beg for new solutions. Among these challenges is the mounting pressure for new forms of social science data.
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences is proud to host the IASSIST 2013 Conference at Maternushaus in Cologne, Germany from May 28-31. The IASSIST 2013 theme is Data Innovation: Increasing Accessibility, Visibility and Sustainability. In line with the theme, the IASSIST Program is streamed into three tracks this year: Research Data Management, Data Developers and Tools and Data Public Services. Presentations cover topics such as standards and processes in data management, metadata extensions and tools, data citation practices, sensitive data and much more!