5.0634 IASSIST 92 (1/109)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Sun, 2 Feb 1992 20:42:37 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0634. Sunday, 2 Feb 1992.

Date: 31 Jan 92 18:25:10 gmt(2) (109 lines)
From: P.Burnhill@edinburgh.ac.uk
Subject: IASSIST in Madison, May 26 - 29 **PLAN TO COME**

[From Peter Burnhill, Edinburgh University Data Library]

The 18th annual conference of the International Association for Social Science
Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) will be held at the Concourse
Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. from

TUESDAY, MAY 26 through FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1992.

The conference theme expresses IASSIST members' concern for managing and
sharing computer-readable data during a time of increasing demand coupled with
decreasing fiscal resources. The conference program features workshops,
contributed papers, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions reflecting
international viewpoints on these concerns.

IASSIST brings together individuals engaged in the acquisition, processing,
maintenance, and distribution of computer-readable text and numeric social
science data. Founded in 1974, the membership includes data archivists,
librarians, information specialists, social scientists, researchers, and
government agency administrators from around the world.

Conference Workshops, Tuesday, May 26, 1992
9:00 Introduction to Unix
Coordinator: Jim Jacobs, UC - San Diego
Introduction to Data Archives and DataLibraries
Coordinator: Jean Stratford, UC - Davis

2-5:00 Navigating Unix: Resources and Applications
Coordinator: Juri Stratford, UC - Davis
Software Access to 1990 Census CD-ROMS,
Coordinator: Jack Beresford, Bureau of the Census

Preliminary Summary of Conference Sessions
Wednesday, May 27, 1992
a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Text and Tools: Resources for the Humanities
Chair: John Price-Wilkins, University of Michigan

Vietnam Data in the National Archives
Chair: Peggy Adams, National Archives & Records Administration

p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Archiving Electronic Records
Chair: Karsten Rasmussen, Danish Data Archives

Quantitative Analysis & Stylistics: When the Letters Meet the Numbers
Chair: Laura Bartolo, Kent State University

Thursday, May 28, 1992
a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Chair: TBA

Migrating Between Systems
Chair: Pat Hildebrand, University of Pennsylvania

p.m. Poster Sessions

Friday, May 29, 1992
a.m. Plenary Session

a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Integrating the Use of Numeric Data in the Academic Environment
Chair: Wendy Treadwell, University of Minnesota

Principal Investigators
Speakers: Jim Sweet, Larry Bumpass, Robert M. Hauser,Erik Wright,
University of Wisconsin

Chair: Laine Ruus, University of Toronto

p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Panel of Professional Associations
Chairs: Tom Brown, National Archives & Records Administration
Diane Geraci, SUNY Binghamton

Issues in Health Data Research and Management
Chair: TBA

Entertaining activities have been planned for the evenings.
Registration fees received by April 20, 1992 are as follows:
$175 Conference and Workshop
$125 Conference only
$ 75 Workshop only or One-Day Conferance Attendance

Program Committee Chair:
Ilona Einowski, Data Archivist, UC Data, University of California - Berkeley
2538 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 U.S.A., phone: 510-642-6571

To receive final program and registration materials, please contact the local
arrangements coordinator:
CINDY LEW, Associate Data Librarian, Center for Demography and Ecology,
University of Wisconsin, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706 U.S.A.
phone: 608-262-9827 fax: 608-262-8400

By air, Madison is served by Northwest, United, Trans World Express, US Air,
Midwest Express, and 3-hour $12.00 shuttle bus from O'Hare to Madison. Rooms
have been reserved at the Concourse Hotel May 25 - May 30, 1992 at the special
conference rate of $65 per room (single or double). Reservations must be made
by April 25, 1992 to ensure this rate. Please contact the hotel directly using
the following toll free numbers: 1-800- 356-8293 (in Wisconsin, 1-800-362-
8270). Be sure to identify yourself as an IASSIST '92 attendee. Information on
alternative accommodations may be obtained from the local Arrangements