Location: Ithaca, NY, USA
Pre-Conference Workshops: April 5, 2017
Conference: April 6 & 7, 2017
The North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI) is an opportunity for those using metadata standards and those interested in learning more to come together and learn from each other. Modeled on the successful European DDI User Conference, NADDI 2017 will be a two day conference (April 6-7) with invited and contributed presentations, and should be of interest to both researchers and data professionals in the social sciences and other disciplines. A full day of training sessions will precede the conference (April 5th).
Conference Theme: Metadata Across the Research Data Lifecycle.
Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an open metadata standard for describing data and data collection activities. DDI's principal goal is making research metadata machine-actionable. The specification can document and manage different stages of data lifecycles, such as conceptualization, collection, processing, analysis, distribution, discovery, repurposing, and archiving.
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Call for Papers
The theme for NADDI2017, Metadata Across the Research Data Lifecycle, emphasizes the benefits of metadata creation early in the research data lifecycle, as well as its subsequent re-use throughout. Aimed at individuals working in and around data and metadata, NADDI 2017 seeks submissions of presentations and posters that highlight the use of DDI and other metadata standards within research projects, survey operations, academic libraries, and data archives.
We also invite proposals that address the increasing need for interoperability of standards in research data management and the leveraging of DDI to facilitate data discovery and data integration. Presentations of an applied nature are encouraged: how are you working with DDI and metadata generally within the larger framework of research data management and the research data lifecycle? Submissions of a more technical nature are also encouraged, as well as presentations on the DDI standard itself and its continued development.
Presentation, Paper, and Poster Submissions: Please submit an abstract of approximately 250 words using this application form.
Workshop Proposals: We anticipate holding one or more NADDI workshops on 5th April. Please contact NADDI2017@gmail.com with workshop proposals.
The hosts of this year's conference are the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) and the The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
The Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research was founded in 1981. Our mission is to anticipate and support the evolving computational and data needs of Cornell social scientists and economists throughout the entire research process and data life cycle.
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, located at Cornell University, is one of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from public opinion surveys. The Center's mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate public opinion data; to serve as a resource to help improve the practice of survey research; and to broaden the understanding of public opinion through the use of survey data in the United States and abroad.
Conference VenueThe conference will be held at the ILR Conference Center in King-Shaw Hall, on the Cornell campus.
Surround yourself with upscale comfort in elegantly appointed suite rooms on Cornell's campus, a two minute walk from the conference center, at a cost of $250/night
Rooms are reserved 4/4, 4/5, 4/6, and 4/7. You can call 607-254-2500, Group code: CISER040517
Rooms at the Best Western at a rate of $129/night and are pet-friendly.
Rooms are reserved 4/4, 4/5, 4/6, and 4/7*. *The price for 4/7 is $159. You can call 607-272-6100
Contact the conference chair to become an official sponsor. Bill Block
Download the NADDI 2017 Sponsorship/Partner Package
When you register for the conference, you will have the option to contribute $50 to ensure the viability of this and future NADDI conferences. Community Sponsors are acknowledged in the program, and can optionally have their names and a web link displayed on the conference website.
Dr. Peter K. Enns
Executive Director, Roper Center
Peter K. Enns is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Executive Director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University. He is also team leader of the Institute for Social Science theme project on the Causes, Consequences, and Future of Mass Incarceration in the United States and former Faculty Director of Cornell's Prison Education Program.
His research focuses on public opinion, representation, mass incarceration, and inequality. Peter also teaches courses on quantitative research methods. His recent book, Incarceration Nation, (Cambridge University Press) explains why the public became more punitive in the 1960s, 70s, 80, and 90s, and how this increasing punitiveness led to the rise of mass incarceration in the United States.
Peter received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007) and his undergraduate degree from Colorado College (1998). Prior to graduate school, he taught high school in Baltimore, MD, through Teach For America. He grew up in Canton, NY and Kingsburg, CA.
Training workshops will be held on Wednesday, April 5th and participants can attend one morning session and one afternoon session. Click here to see the topics, instructors and abstracts.
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