Coming Soon: The ICPSR Social Sciences Data Fair
You are cordially invited to attend ICPSR‘s Social Sciences Data Fair scheduled for November 8-11, 2010. The meeting Web site is scheduled to launch next Tuesday (October 12). The site will feature full abstracts of the sessions, registration links for each session, and information on our webcast technology.
What is a “Social Sciences Data Fair?”
ICPSR has invited representatives, practitioners, and users of several intriguing social sciences data organizations to provide in-depth orientations to the data and teaching resources developed by those organizations. Presenters have been asked to answer two primary questions: “What data/teaching resources are available from the organization(s)?” and “How does the data user/instructor access those resources?”
You are encouraged to stroll through the social sciences data fair and sample what each organization has to offer by attending the webcast associated with that organization. The fair will feature data plan and confidential data management, data in North America, international data, and data for use in instruction.
Who should attend the ICPSR Social Sciences Data Fair?
This data fair has been organized for the social sciences data community at large including researchers, librarians, teaching faculty, students, and policymakers from around the world who are interested in the use of social sciences data.
Who is eligible to attend the data fair?
This free fair is open to everyone, including members and non-members of ICPSR.
How do I participate in the fair?
You participate in the data fair directly from your desktop computer during the week of November 8, 2010! Live sessions will be broadcast using GoToWebinar technology. This webinar technology requires no downloads to your computer. All sessions will be recorded and the recordings and presentation slides posted should you desire to view the presentations at a later date.
Interested in a sneak peek?
For a preview of the event, follow this link to our At-a-Glance program: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/datafair/DataFairAt-a-Glance.xls The program contains the abridged abstracts, presenters, and times of the webinar broadcast. You also have the opportunity to be the first to register since the registration links for all sessions are live.
We look forward to seeing you virtually in November!
Marketing & Membership Director
2010 Data Fair Chair