iASSIST Annual Conference 2015

This past week, I attended the 2015 annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST), hosted by the Minnesota Population Center, the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Minnesota Libraries. Data producers, analysts, curators, librarians, and instructional technologists were in attendance, and there were a wide variety of sessions related many aspects of social science data.

During the sessions I attended, I learned of several interesting projects I’d like to share.

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What we’re reading: Finals week edition

Mid-May in Portland – skies are grey and tempermental, and all of campus is feeling the effects of nine months of academic rigor. Take a break from your usual with these links and questions: Continue reading

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What we’re reading: week of April 27th

I see more and more laurels around campus (a sign that a senior has handed in their approved thesis draft), as well as small smiles on the face of non-seniors as classes wrap up. You’re almost there, folks! Here are some data-reads for you: Continue reading

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What we’re reading: week of April 13th

The end of the term is nigh – hang in there! Here are a few data-relevant headlines that caught my eye this week. Continue reading

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What we’re reading: week of April 6th

We’re in the middle of Spring weather, thesis and term project deadlines loom large, and it’s Friday — but there’s still some time to read about data! Here are some links to look over this weekend as you (hopefully) take a break and drink your morning coffee.

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What we’re reading: week of March 30th

Welcome back from spring break, all — hope that the thesis drafts and term projects are sailing along well. Here’s some data news to give you a break from your discipline-focused reading:

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What we’re reading: Week of March 2nd

As the term continues onward (spring break approaches, hang in there!), some recent data-related links for your moments-away-from work:

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What we’re reading: Week of February 2nd

Some favorites from recent data happenings, mostly a mix of visualization and spatial matters: Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: Week of January 26th

Classes have started for the spring semester, and things are humming again across the campus. Here’s a look at some things that we’ve been reading in our (now suddenly less abundant) free time:

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Research Skills Workshops, spring 2015

Join the Data@Reed team this spring for seven weeks of workshops and build your research skills. All workshops are Wednesday afternoons, from 4:30-5:30pm, in the ETC — see the schedule below for details. Continue reading

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