Tuesday, May 19, 2015

IASSIST2015 Research Data Management Sessions

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The International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST2015) upcoming conference (Bridging the Data Divide: Data in the International Context) is highly focused on data, with tracks on research data management, data services professional development, and data infrastructure and applications. It draws an international crowd that skews social science, but other types of data librarians/curators/managers are also in attendance in large numbers. There are typically multiple sessions in each block that a data librarian might want to attend, and trying to pick through based simply on track might have you missing some excellent offerings in another area.



That said, my job is "data curriculum and communications librarian," so my interests lie primarily in data services, policy, marketing and communications, and teaching and education. I've picked through the schedule and am sharing here the sessions I plan on attending. And though there's a large number of posters and pecha kucha talks I'm interested in, I highlighted the ones that best matched my primary interests.

Check out the list here goo.gl/BQ5Zvw, and feel free to share your own list in the comments below.

Monday, May 18, 2015

ALA 2015 Research Data Management/Curation Programming

ALA hasn't historically been known for a heavy dose of data librarian-related sessions or presentations, but it's worth taking a look at this year's annual conference (#alaac15). There's a small but topical group of sessions that will be of interest to data librarians/curators, including a data management plan preconference, a two-part session on data visualization in the library, and a panel presentation from DCIG titled "Conversations with Digital Curation Practitioners," with talks from three speakers and a chance for Q&A.

If you're heading to San Francisco, check out the list of data-related sessions here https://goo.gl/PStgkZ. If I've left anything off, please let me know in the comments. And make sure to tweet as you conference! We'll be watching the hashtag for data-related comments.