The 45th annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) will be held in Sydney, Australia from May 27 to 31, 2019.
Submitting Proposals - DEADLINE: November 1, 2018
SUPPORT FOR ATTENDING CONFERENCE
IASSIST Fellows Program supports data professionals from underrepresented regions and countries with emerging economies. IASSIST Early Professional Fellows Program helps early career data professionals recognizing the value of innovative ideas. Applications can be made at https://goo.gl/forms/yttyvLUetnheZH5Z2 and will close December 23, 2018.
This IASSIST conference is about a lot of “firsts.” This is the first time the IASSIST conference has been hosted in the Southern Hemisphere, and it’s the first to be held in Winter since the very first one in February 1977.
Why not share with your “firsts”? What new and novel projects are you working on? What worked or didn’t work on your first attempt, and what have you learned from that experience? However,
There are a lot of ways to explore “DATA FIRSTS”…
As data professionals, we also put data first; however, in today’s climate, where increasing amounts of misinformation are being widely spread via the internet and social media without facts and data to back it up, not everyone shares our values. So how can we educate and advocate to bring “data first” back into the minds of our students, researchers, funders, etc.? How do we share our love of data and its importance as a valuable asset to a library collection or archive?
The IASSIST conference committee welcomes submissions that share ways in which your community is putting “data first” and experiencing “firsts”.
Some examples could be your experiences in:
Addressing issues around DATA POLICIES, PRIVACY, and ETHICS
Advocating the importance of ARCHIVING and PRESERVING DATA in a climate of misinformation
Analysing and visualizing DATA in new and novel ways to gain ORIGINAL INSIGHTS into data
DATA as numbers, pictures, words, and sounds
Exploring DATA across subject areas and geographic regions
Partnering with researchers and DATA producers to enhance SHARING, REPRODUCIBILITY and LONG TERM ACCESS
Promoting DATA as VALUABLE ASSETS to a library or archive collection
Strategic collaborations to put DATA FIRST
Teaching DATA LITERACY SKILLS, emphasizing the value of a solid foundation, where facts and data support an argument
Please share how you are putting “data first” from all perspectives, from theory to application and what tools you used to get there. Suggestions on how attendees can take these ideas back and integrate them into their own practice are encouraged. So please send your “data firsts”!
Submitting Proposals - DEADLINE: November 1, 2018
Submissions for papers, presentations, panels, posters, and lightning talks are welcome.
The Call for Presentations, along with the link to the submission form, is on the conference website: https://www.iassist2019.org/2018/09/19/call-for-proposals-presentations/
Questions about presentation submissions may be sent to the Program Co-Chairs (Bobray Bordelon, Ashley Jester, and Kelly Schultz) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions for Pre-conference Workshops are also welcome.
The Call for Workshops, along with the link to the submission form, is at:
Questions about workshop submissions may be sent to the Workshop Coordinators, Eimmy Solis and Stephanie Labou, at email@example.com.
Deadline for ALL submissions: November 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance: Mid-December 2018
DATA ... : Dive deeper :
- IGAD Pre-Meeting: Data collection in Africa: State of the art, challenges and solutions (5-6 November 2018, Gaborone, Botswana)
- From 5-8 November 2018, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event is ‘Digital Frontiers of Global Science’
- GODAN e-learning course on Open Data & Research Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition
- AGROVOC recommended as a Common Agricultural Data Standard for Data Sharing Context to accelerate Data-Driven Agriculture Development in Cambodia and Nepal
- FARMER RIGHTS on DATA and OWNERSHIP issues (recorded GODAN's webinar)
- DATA-DRIVEN AGRICULTURE (Recorded Webinars; GFAR / CTA / GODAN)
- GODAN Donor Open Data Policy and Practice : comparing Open Data Policies and putting Common Policy into practice
- Implement effective Open Data & Keep it alive with Open Data TOOLKIT
- Deposit your research data as FAIR Data with help of REPOSITORY FINDER
- FAIR data: What and Why? Easier said than implemented?
- FAIRsharing : Find, Register, Claim your Standard, Database, and Policy
- Find the DATA You need ... more easily with Google Dataset Search
- Explore the DATA with Apertio Open Data Unfolds
- Explore the DATA with FAOSTAT
- Data Interoperability: The Land Portal experience of Open Data management (recorded GODAN Webinar)
- DATA PUBLICATION ONLINE HELPDESK is ready to provide information support to DATA PUBLISHERS & CONSUMERS (questions that are posted to the Q&A service will be linked with a data standard and the list values of the data standards that could be linked with each question is connected with the online map of standards. For more information on the map of agri-food data standards, the full accompanying report is available on F1000)
And, thanks again for your interest !