The International Association for Social Science Information Services
and Technology (IASSIST) invites submissions for paper presentations,
panel discussions, poster/demonstration sessions, and workshops for its
26th annual conference to be held in the Chicago metropolitan area at
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois on June 7-10, 2000.
IASSIST conferences bring together data professionals, data producers,
and data analysts from around the world who are engaged in the
creation, acquisition, processing, maintenance, distribution,
preservation, and use of numeric social science data for research and
Over the last four decades, data archives and data libraries have
managed, preserved, and provided access to "digital collections"
of numeric data. We are at a historic crossroad in the development
of standards, technological capability, and innovation in data
delivery. This year's theme emphasizes this rich past and looks at
innovation in data services operations and current digital library
and archive initiatives that will shape access and services in the
21st century. The conference is an opportunity to explore service
models for data, government information, and mapping.
Invited plenary speakers include Kenneth Prewitt, director, U.S. Bureau
of the Census; William Kruskal, emeritus professor of statistics,
University of Chicago; and a plenary panel organized by Diane Garner,
Librarian for the Social Sciences, Harvard University.
Proposals for papers and poster/demonstration sessions in the following
areas are particularly welcome:
Innovative Services and the Effective Use of Technology
Administering and providing data services in an academic library
Innovations in data delivery and access methods
Implications of Web-based data distribution and access models
Integrating GIS and spatial data in the digital library
Bringing numeric and spatial data into the classroom
Expanding and preserving multi-media resources
Developing support services for qualitative analysis
Promoting statistical literacy
Promoting Preservation and Standards
Preserving our (numeric) digital heritage
Archival challenges of the digital government
Promoting metadata and documentation standards for data
Exploring XML, RDF, GILS, FGDC, and Dublin Core applications for data
Data quality and authentication
Proposals due by December 24, 1999
The deadline for paper and poster/demonstration proposals is December
24, 1999. The Conference Program Committee will send notifications of
the acceptance of proposals by February 1, 2000. Please send
submissions, including proposed title and abstract, to email below.
The IASSIST International Outreach Action Group provides support for
data professionals from developing economies to attend the annual
IASSIST conference. Full application information is available from the
conference web site.
Three days of plenaries, concurrent sessions, poster/demonstration
sessions, and social events on June 7-9, 2000 will be followed by a full
day of workshops on Saturday, June 10, 2000. The conference will be
held at Northwestern University in Evanston. Located north of Chicago
along the shores of Lake Michigan, Northwestern is one of the Midwest's
most beautiful campuses.
Visit the IASSIST website below.
For the most current information check the IASSIST 2000 conference
website at: http://www.src.uchicago.edu/DATALIB/ia2000 or contact one of the members below.
December 24, 1999 Deadline for conference proposals
February 1, 2000 Notification of proposal acceptance
May 8, 2000 Registration deadline
June 7-10, 2000 IASSIST 2000
Fay Booker, Data Librarian
Social Science Research Computing, University of Chicago
(773) 834-0150/FAX (773) 702-2101
Diane Geraci, Data Services Librarian
University Libraries, Binghamton University
(607) 777-2181/FAX (607) 777-4848
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