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You're invited! Speaker on sharing, curating and preserving data from the ICPSR perspective (Oct. 21st)

Published by Mark Bodnar

In celebration of Open Access week, the SFU Library is very pleased to host Jared Lyle from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) who will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of sharing, curating and preserving data from the ICPSR perspective.

Jared Lyle - Data: Share, Curate, Preserve
Date: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 10:30am to 11:50am
Location: Halpern Centre, Rm 114
Register: http://workshops.lib.sfu.ca/node/329

About Mr. Lyle and the ICPSR:

ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. In addition, ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

Jared Lyle directs the Curation Services Unit, which is responsible for Metadata, Bibliography of Data-Related Literature, and Digital Preservation. His work includes developing and maintaining a comprehensive approach to data management and digital preservation policy at ICPSR.

Lyle has been with ICPSR since 2004, and has worked in the General Archive processing and archiving data, managed Acquisitions, and coordinated research projects on digital preservation and data sharing, including the Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS), a partnership of social science repositories that archives, catalogues and preserves at-risk data collections. Lyle also helps lead a workshop in the ICPSR Summer Program titled "Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use".

If you've never explored it, here are a few examples of the sorts of studies ICPSR covers, complete with raw data and code books:

Simon Fraser University is a member of ICPSR and researchers can access these resources through http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB/BVAS/resource/5794

(Click here for a poster on the Lyle talk.)