When: Friday, May 8, 2015, Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Access Innovations, Inc., 4725 Indian School Road NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (Call 998-0800 if you need directions)
Speaker: Kevin Boyack, President, SciTech Strategies, Inc.
Data Visualization is a hot topic, but where did this whole idea come from? Why does it matter to you? What can you do with data visualization tools and techniques? What do you need to know to get started on a data visualization project? What kinds of data can be used?
Registration includes lunch.
$20 for SLA RGC and ASIS&T members
$25 for non-members
Elected slate of officers 2014-2015:
Chair: Kevin Comerford
Treasurer/Secretary: Lizzy Rolando
Membership Officer: Lyne Da Sylva
Communications Officer: Virginia (Ginnie) Dressler
**SIG DL is looking to fill two vacancies: Chair-Elect and Webmaster.
If you are interested in either of these positions, please email me or attend the SIG DL business meeting with a brief bio on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 9:05 am in “Room 2” of the conference hotel at the Annual Meeting in Seattle.**
Kevin J. Comerford
Assistant Professor / Digital Initiatives Librarian
University of New Mexico Libraries
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Check your email account for the official SIG DL ballot. Please vote for next year’s SIG DL officers by October 26th.
Candidate bios can be found here: http://www.asis.org/SIG/sigdl/candidates-for-2014-elections/
Thank you for participating.
The Digital Libraries Special Interest Group (SIG-DL) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to honor Ngozi Okoro as the 2014 recipient of the Dr. Deborah Barreau Memorial Award.
As coordinator of the SIG-DL Webinar program for 2014, Ngozi produced an outstanding series of professional development webinars that were attended by SIG-DL and ASIS&T members, as well as Digital Libraries practitioners and students from all over the world. Webinar subjects included web archiving using the Internet Archive’s Archive it application, Digital Asset Management best practices, and data archiving and management using DataVerse.
“This year Ngozi scheduled a variety of timely and topical webinar presentations that were well attended and well regarded by the ASIS&T membership. She worked very independently in this venture, making contacts with speakers, scheduling the webinars and managing the webinar events with little or no outside assistance. The SIG-DL webinar program was very successful this year due to Ngozi’s efforts,” remarked Kevin Comerford, 2014 Chair of SIG-DL.
The Dr. Deborah Barreau Memorial Award honors ASIS&T SIG-DL members who have made significant contributions to the Digital Libraries Special Interest Group through service, projects, research or professional development initiatives that enrich the SIG-DL community. The award is intended to encourage active engagement of SIG-DL members, recognizing outstanding service to the SIG. The Dr. Deborah Barreau Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to SIG-DL was established in memory of Dr. Deborah Barreau, a leader in ASIS&T for many years and served as an advocate for SIG-DL and emerging leaders within the ASIS&T Community.
Ngozi Okoro will be honored during a ceremony that will be held during the SIG-DL business meeting at the ASIS&T Annual Conference on November 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.
Dear SIG DL Community,
We are pleased to announce that our group was chosen as the 2014 SIG of the Year.
We would like to thank you all for contributing to this achievement by volunteering your time toward a variety of projects including: coordinating and attending our webinars; submitting, presenting, or working for SIG DL at various ASIS&T conference sessions; judging several SIG DL awards and general ASIS&T conference paper and poster submissions; and contributing to the SIG DL newsletter as well as the ASIS&T Bulletin.
We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting in Seattle (asis.org/asist2014/) for the SIG DL business meeting, the SIG DL dutch-treat dinner, the Digital Liaisons session, and the Awards Luncheon where SIG DL’s efforts will be formally acknowledged.
More details about these events to be posted here soon.
Since 2010, ASIS&T has hosted the Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAP) Summit, an annual event bringing together researchers, librarians, managers, scientists, policy makers, and teachers who are passionate about preserving and ensuring access to research data. The 2014 RDAP Summit was held March 26-28 in San Diego, California, and the August/September Issue of the ASIS&T Bulletin includes a Special Section dedicated to continuing the conversation started at RDAP14. This Special Section was edited by me (Lizzy Rolando, your faithful SIG-DL Treasurer/Secretary) and Jennifer Doty, Research Data Librarian at Emory Library.
In this special Issue of the Bulletin you’ll find the following:
Want even more RDAP!? Slides from the 2014 Summit are available on SlideShare. Also, every Issue of the Bulletin includes a “RDAP Review,” a column dedicated to discussing research data access and preservation. The Issue before the RDAP Summit special edition included a column describing OpenICPSR and how this community repository is working to support researchers who need to comply with funding agency requirements for data preservation and sharing, and the current issue of the Bulletin includes a piece all about promoting University Research Data Management Services from Sara Mannheimer. Be sure to check it out!
See http://www.asis.org/asist2014/ for full information and to register
October 31-November 5, 2014, Seattle, WA
Come to Seattle for the 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting. The theme for this year’s conference is Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities – we chose this theme to celebrate the breadth of information science, its historical roots, its user-centeredness, and its unique aim of bringing people together around ideas, thoughts, and the exchange of information and knowledge.
The program includes 42 papers, 26 panels, 102 posters, 12 workshops, and many opportunities for socializing at receptions. All in all this conference is packed with intellectually stimulating sessions, lots of opportunities to network and meet new people, and engage in the health and well-being of this wonderful association.
We are delighted to present two excellent and accomplished keynote speakers:
- Kris M. Kutchera is Vice President, Information Technology for the Alaska Air Group
- Alessandro Acquisti is Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University