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IASSIST sponsors IFLA 2016 Knowledge Management conference

By SAcadia

October 21, 2016

IASSIST proudly sponsored a full-day conference about knowledge management (KM) on August 12, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA at the University of Cincinnati. The theme of the conference was Sharing Practices and Actions for Making Best Use of Organizational Knowledge in Libraries.The conference took place as part of the International Federation of Library Associations’ (IFLA) annual conference held this year in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The KM conference featured two keynote speakers: Valerie Forrestal, author of the 2015 book Knowledge Management in Libraries, and Jay Liebowitz, whose most recent book Successes and Failures of Knowledge Management was published just this year.

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IASSIST will be at RDAP!

By h.mooney

April 27, 2016

For those of you attending the RDAP Summit next week in Atlanta, GA, USA, be sure to keep an eye out for IASSIST. We are a sponsoring organization—check out the advance thank you blog post from RDAP. Our VP, Jen Green, will be on the scene with promoting IASSIST at the poster session. Be sure to stop by to say “hi” and pick up your very own IASSIST logo button. Looking forward to hearing the report back from RDAP!

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“You can’t have a democratic society, without having a good data base.”

By plackie@carleton.edu

April 9, 2015

Janet L. Norwood, former US Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, dies On the passing of this iconic defender of the neutrality of public data, I am struck how important Janet Norwood was to establishing a sound path for data advocacy as well as reminded of how necessary it is to have continuous education about this topic. In fact, swimming in ready-access to data as we are today, it’s especially important that we, as data professionals, remain alert to and defend a couple of aphorisms:

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Chronology of data library and data centres

By l.martinez-uribe

November 20, 2014

A few days ago I asked on the IASSIST mailing list for some help in order to find out dates of creation of data libraries, data centres and such services. It was overwhelming to receive answers from colleagues from everywhere with dates and some other useful information about the establishment of local data support and national services. Newton, author of Chronology of Kingdoms There is a wealth of information in this community around these issues and with the increasing importance of data services we need to make sure we collect and make this information accessible.

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Scientific Data Repositories Issue Call for Change on Funding Models for Data Archives

For Immediate Release September 16, 2013 Contact: Mark Thompson-Kolar, 734-615-7904 mdmtk@umich.edu (Ann Arbor, MI) — Representatives of 25 organizations that archive scientific data today released a Call for Action urging the creation of sustainable funding streams for domain repositories — data archives with close ties to scientific communities. The document was developed after a meeting of data repositories across the social and natural sciences June 24-25, 2013, in Ann Arbor. The meeting was organized by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan and supported by the Alfred P.

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Congratulations to Dan Tsang and Wendy Watkins!

By CSevert

August 16, 2013

As some of you may know, Dan Tsang and Wendy Watkins have been named the 2013 ICSPR Flanagan Award winners for distinguished service as an ICPSR OR, http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/support/announcements/2013/07/icpsr-announces-2013-warren-e-miller UC-Irvine recognizes Dan here, http://www.lib.uci.edu//features/spotlights/dt-award.html Perhaps a Canadian colleague has a similar link for Wendy. Congratulations to both Dan and Wendy!

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IASSIST Fellows 2013

By l.martinez-uribe

May 6, 2013

The IASSIST Fellows Committee is glad to announce through this post the six recipients of the 2013 IASSIST Fellowship award. We are extremely excited to have such a diverse and interesting group with different backgrounds and experience and encourage IASSISTers to welcome them at our conference in Cologne, Germany. Please find below their names, countries and brief bios: **Chifundo Kanjala (Tanzania) ** Chifundo currently works as a Data Manager and data documentalist for an HIV research group called ALPHA network based at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s department of Population Health, Chifundo spends most of his time in Mwanza, Tanzania but do travel from time around Southern and Eastern Africa to work with colleagues in the ALPHA network.

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Update from COSSA: Changes to the Common Rule: The Implications for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

By e.stephenson

March 25, 2013

This is from the COSSA Newsletter ([Consortium of Social Science Associations).]{.st} March 25, 2013 Volume 32, Issue 6 Regarding a workshop on proposed changes to the Common Rule. Readers of these blog entries will recall that these proposed changes would require that data identitified in social science research would be required to meet HIPPA standards; potentially rendering many public datasets unuseful for research purposes. A link to the webcast is here: http://sites.

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North American DDI Conference April 2013

By l.hoyle

January 23, 2013

Registration is now open for NADDI 2013 (http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/naddi/). The North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI) is an opportunity for those using DDI and those interested in learning more about it to come together and learn from each other. Patterned after the successful European DDI conference (EDDI), NADDI 2013 will be a two day conference with invited and contributed presentations. This conference should be of interest to both researchers and data professionals in the social sciences and other disciplines.

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Social Sciences Librarian

By mhayslett

September 25, 2012

Position: Social Sciences Librarian Available: January 1, 2013 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and collaborative Social Sciences Librarian to join the Davis Library Research and Instructional Services Department as the Subject Librarian for the departments of Sociology and Political Science. The Social Sciences Librarian will apply state of the art technology to reference and research work, innovative outreach, evolving collection development, and dynamic data services.

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