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RDA Fifth Plenary Meeting

Paradise Point Hotel, San Diego, California USA

“Adopt-A-Deliverable” Date: 9–11 March 2015 (with an additional special event on March 8) Location: Paradise Point Hotel, San Diego, California USA RDA is pleased to announce that the United States will be hosting its Fifth Plenary Meeting. For those unfamiliar with RDA, the Plenaries are multi-day meetings held twice a year in various locations worldwide to provide the RDA community an ...

ICSTI 2014 Annual Conference

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Tokyo, Japan

Taking place in Japan for the first time, the ICSTI 2014 Annual Conference will be held on 20–21 October at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo. Hosted by ICSTI’s Japanese member, the Japan Science and Technology Agency – JST, the conference will be titled 'Information and Infrastructure for Innovation - New Approaches for Knowledge Platforms'. It will ...

DataCite 5th Annual Conference

Inist-CNRS, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France

The conference title—Giving value to data: advocacy, guidance, services—is taken from DataCite’s current Strategic Plan and expresses its general mission and domains of action. The 2014 conference takes place in a particular context : This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the first DOI minted for research data and also the 5 year anniversary for DataCite.

Providing Social Science Data Services: Strategies for Design and Operation

ICPSR - Ann Arbor, MI

This workshop, taught by Bobray Bordelon (Princeton University), Jane Fry (Carleton University), and Ron Nakao (Stanford University), is aimed at individuals who manage or support local services for ICPSR and other research data for quantitative analysis. It is organized around four data service areas—collections, users, access, and preservation—and will touch on the complete research lifecycle. ...

Curating and Managing Research Data for Reuse

ICPSR - Ann Arbor, MI

This workshop, taught by Louise Corti (UK Data Archive), Jared Lyle (ICPSR), and Veerle Van den Eynden (UK Data Archive), will explore and apply the concepts and benefits of lifecycle principles for data curation; from selecting and preparing data for archiving to optimizing and promoting data for reuse. ICPSR social science quantitative datasets and UK Data Archive qualitative and ...

Opening of ISRIC World Soil Museum

ISRIC-World Soil Information, GAIA (Building 101), Droevendaalsesteeg 3, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands

Provisional Programme 13:30 Arrival of participants, registration 14:00 Welcome by Peter de Ruiter, Chairman ISRIC Board and Kees Slingerland, Director Environmental Sciences Group A short history of the World Soil Museum by Stephan Mantel  14:20 Keynote speech by John D. Liu 15:00 Thematic speeches focusing on personal ‘soil stories’ from ...