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An Opening for Open Data

The conference theme for IASSIST 2007, Building Global Knowledge Communities with Open Data, is very timely given new interest in defining and describing the open data concept.

Can we build a data finder with google?

Google has announced a new service, that might make it possible for the data community to collaborate to build a customized data-finder.

Academic libraries and data

Shawn Nicholson pointed out on the IASSIST list:

 

"As a follow on to the talk we heard in Ann Arbor, this set of PowerPoint presentations might be of interest: http://www.arl.org/info/events/ncr "

 

NSF Workshop on New Collaborative Relationships: The Role of Academic Libraries in the Digital Data Universe

Wikipedia entry for Data Library - please help!

Luis Martinez, IASSIST member and Data Librarian at the London School of Economics, has begun an entry on Wikipedia on the topic "Data Library". Luis welcomes this community's help in fleshing it out and providing more context. For those who have never been involved with Wikipedia, the editors come round and add comments, and often seem to judge the importance of an entry based on the number of people involved with 'curating' it. more...

New Database for Business Questions

The MIT Dewey Research Advisor is a database of business and economic FAQs and answers. The focus is definitely business and economics, but for those areas it is a useful and easy to use resource for finding quick answers to common data (particularly aggregate data and time series data) and statistical reference questions.

- jajacobs

New Search Engine

GovMine is a new search engine that might become useful in searches for data and statistics. Features that look particularly promising:
  • categorized grouping of search results, including a category "Statistical Data" (try this sample search).

Intute: the Best of the Web

Intute was launched on 13 July 2006 at an event held at the Wellcome Trust, London. Intute is the new face of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN), and is a free national service enabling lecturers, researchers and students to discover and access quality Internet resources. Intute exists to advance education and research by promoting the most intelligent use of the Internet.

Caroline Williams, Executive Director of Intute said, "the environment in which we operate is rapidly changing.

Call for discussion: what do data librarians read?

Joe Doll would like to start a discussion: "I am in receipt of the IASSIST Quarterly journal but am wondering what other means/media data librarians read on a regular basis, be it a journal, newsgroup, magazine, blog."

Any and all suggestions are welcome!

- Contributed by Joe Doll via Bill Block

Q and A on data-librarianship

During the colloquy hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education today, there were a number of questions about the role of libraries and librarians in preservation of and access to data. Although the focus was on e-science more than social science, the questions and answers might be of interest. All the questions and answers are available here. D. Scott Brandt, associate dean of libraries at Purdue University, is helping to build a repository of scientific data.

 

-- jim jacobs

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The Chronicle: Colloquy: Data Deluge

Topic:

The Chronicle of Higher Education is sponsoring an online discussion on Thursday, June 22 on the topic of preserving data.

 

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  • IASSIST Quarterly

    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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  • Resources

    Resources

    A space for IASSIST members to share professional resources useful to them in their daily work. Also the IASSIST Jobs Repository for an archive of data-related position descriptions. more...

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