Event Calendar

Jun
2
Tue
2015
IASSIST 2015
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day
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Bridging The Data Divide: Data In The International Context
The theme of our 2015 conference is Bridging the Data Divide: Data in the International Context. Going hand in hand with the well-known digital divide is a growing inequity in access to data. Increasing budget concerns have placed strains on governments, universities, and other institutions in the provision of data services. From the cancellation of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, to the controversy over the Canadian Census long form, to political barriers in the data collection process in some countries, access to data and the data divide presents organizational, economic and educational challenges to the community of data professionals worldwide.
 

Apr
29
Fri
2016
Vilhuber gives Presentation at Annual Workshop of the Canadian Data Liberation Initiative @ McLennan Library, McGill University
Apr 29 @ 11:00 – 12:00
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Lars Vilhuber will present on “Crowdsourcing et métadonnées : défis et perspectives” (in French). Presentation is available at http://hdl.handle.net/1813/43875

May
10
Tue
2016
Vilhuber presents on Crowdsourcing Codebook Development and Enhancements in CED²AR @ U.S. Census Bureau
May 10 @ 11:30 – 12:00
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Benjamin Perry, Venkata Kambhampaty, Kyle Brumsted, Lars Vilhuber, & William C. Block: “Crowdsourcing Codebook Development and Enhancements in CED²AR”
Abstract: Recent years have shown the power of user­sourced information evidenced by the success of Wikipedia and its many emulators. This sort of unstructured discussion is currently not feasible as a part of the otherwise successful metadata repositories. Creating and augmenting metadata is a labor­intensive endeavor. Harnessing collective knowledge from actual data users can supplement officially generated metadata. As part of our Comprehensive Extensible Data Documentation and Access Repository (CED²AR) infrastructure, we demonstrate a prototype of crowdsourced DDI on actual codebooks. While the system itself is more general, the demonstrated implementation relies on a set of linked deployments of the basic software on web servers. The backend transparently handles changes, and frontend has the ability to separate official edits (by designated curators of the data and the metadata) from crowd­sourced content. The implementation allows a data curator, such as a statistical agency, to collect and incorporate improvements suggested by knowledgeable users in a structured way.
Available: https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/43887
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ncrn-meeting-spring-2016-public-events-tickets-22247855936?ref=ecount.

Feb
24
Fri
2017
Vilhuber provides Testimony to the Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking @ The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Building, Lecture Room
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
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Testimony to the U.S. Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking (including video)

Apr
6
Thu
2017
Presentation at NADDI 2017 @ ILR Conference Center
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
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The Cornell NCRN node presents results from the past 5 years on CED²AR, their metadata editor and presentation tool.
 
Conference website: http://naddiconf.org/2017/