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DIG Coffee Gathering @ ALA Midwinter 2014

Dear Data Interest Group Colleagues,

For those of you are going to ALA MidWinter Meeting, let’s have our traditional coffee gathering, on our usual time and day at Midwinter, Saturday, 1/25 at 4:30 pm.

I have identified the Ray’s Café & Tea House as a closer place for 8-10 people to get together, please see the address below. Please also let me know if you have other suggestions or preferences, and we still have time to make the arrangement.

Ray's Cafe & Tea House (rayscafe.com‎)

141 North 9th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 922-5122


Here are some topics we could discuss and let me know if you have additional items to add:


1. Review of our interest group’s first webinar: “Social Science Data Management and Curation” and discuss future webinar topics and speakers

2. Discuss time and agenda for our virtual meeting

4. Discuss thoughts about two new publications: CLIR Report on “Research Data Management Principles, Practices, and Prospects” & ARL SPEC Kit on “Research Data Management Services”

5. Other?

Following is a list of data related meetings at the Midwinter. Let us know if you hear about any other sessions.

Enjoy the Holiday Season and see you in Philly.


GIS Discussion Group

Time: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Location: Marriott Franklin 04

Description: The GIS Discussion Group hosted jointly with MAGIRT and GODORT. Topics of discussion will include geospatial data from both federal agencies and private sources.


Map Collection Management Discussion Group

Time: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Marriott Franklin 04

Description: We look forward to a good discussion of the issues, new developments, and problems in the selection, acquisition and management of map collections.


Program Planning 2014 and 2015 Committee Meeting and other Committee Workgroups

Time: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Marriott Room 407

Description: All are welcome to participate in planning upcoming MAGIRT sponsored programs. Other MAGIRT Committees are welcome to share the space for other meetings.


Digital Curation Interest Group

Time: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center 104 B

Speaker: Norm Medeiros, Associate Librarian, Haverford College.
Speaker: Richard Ball, Associate Professor of Economics, Haverford College.

Description: Join the Digital Curation Interest Group for "Teaching Students to Document Empirical Research: A Protocol for Documenting Data Management and Analysis", a presentation by Richard Ball, Associate Professor of Economics and Norm Medeiros, Associate Librarian, Haverford College.
Abstract: "This presentation will describe a protocol we have developed for teaching students conducting empirical research to document their work in such a way that their results are completely reproducible and verifiable. The protocol prescribes the creation and organization of a set of data, command, and metadata files, and is guided by the principle that an independent researcher, using only the data and information contained in these files, should be able to replicate every step of the data management and analysis. We will demonstrate how these files are described, preserved, and made accessible for replication by third-parties."
This 60 minute presentation will be followed by a 30 minute business meeting.