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Data Discussion Group at ALA Annual

A number of U.S. IASSISTers were at the recent American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, California.  This years program (finally!) featured a number of data related topics, including the third meeting of the Association of College & Research Libraries Numeric and Geospatial Data Interest Group (DIG).  Our discussion covered topics such as content management systems, data hosting, collection development for small data, and changing professional roles.  A full report of the meeting is available at http://connect.ala.org/node/182442.  This group provides a great opportunity for IASSIST members working in U.S. libraries to meet up for open discussion while at ALA.  ACRL members can learn more about DIG here.

Workshop on Persistent Identifiers for Social Science Data

The IDSC of IZA in Bonn, Germany, along with GESIS and the RatSWD, sponsored a workshop on Persistent Identifiers in the Social Sciences held February 1-2 in Bonn. The presentations are now online at:

http://www.iza.org/conference_files/PeIdSS2011/viewProgram?conf_id=2013

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 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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    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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