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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. more...

IASSIST letter to Canadian Government on loss of 2011 Census long form

Industry Canada
Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
Minister of Industry
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5                                25 July 2010



Dear Minister Clement more...

World Statistics Day

"On 20 October, 2010 [20.10.2010] the World will celebrate the first World Statistics Day, to raise awareness of the many achievements of official statistics premised on the core values of service, professionalism, and integrity."  For more information and resources, see:

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/wsd/

CAPDU - Canadian Census

More info on what the response has been in Canada is available here: http://capdu.wordpress.com/   Very interesting to watch this unfold if you are interested in data or interested in how these community responses  develop. 

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    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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