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America’s Trip to the Office

With the coming of spring, the US Census Bureau has released a report containing estimates of the alternative methods that people utilize to get to work. The report – “Modes Less Traveled – Bicycling and Walking to Work in the … Continue reading

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US Census Bureau Working Paper Examines Race Report Among Hispanic

In March, the Census Bureau Population Division released a working paper that examines the accuracy of race/ethnicity reporting during the 2010 Census. The working paper – Race Reporting Among Hispanics: 2010 – examines race reporting trends by Hispance respondents during the … Continue reading

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ICPSR Summer Program Data Curation Courses

The ICPSR Summer Program will include two week-long courses on data curation and data services. The courses are: – Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-use (July 28-August 1, 2014). – Providing Social Science Data Services: Strategies for Design and Operation (August 4-8, 2014). … Continue reading

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US Bureau of Labor Statistics Announces Reductions to Two Data Programs

From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics: “On Friday, January 17, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. The Act provides $592.2 million in funding to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the fiscal year … Continue reading

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ICPSR Data Curation Student Paper Competition:

ICPSR Student Paper Competition: The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) recently announced a competition for student papers on the topic of data curation. “This competition has the purpose of encouraging and highlighting exemplary student research on data … Continue reading

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BLS to Discontinue Anonymous FTP Service 2/28/14

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Bureau of Labor Statistics will be ending its support of Anonymous FTP Service effective March 2014. The BLS FTP site ftp://ftp.bls.gov/ will be replaced by a HTTP site called http://download.bls.gov/. The new HTTP site will host … Continue reading

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Updates from IPUMS

From the IPUMS Project Team at the Minnesota Population Center: IPUMS Research Award This is the sixth annual award competition for research using the IPUMS microdata collection. Papers or publications submitted should utilize IPUMS-USA, IPUMS-CPS, IPUMS-International or IHIS data to … Continue reading

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You’re Doing It Wrong! Data Retention and the Cloud – Tue. 11/12

From Research Data Services at UW-Madison via the 2013-2014 Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management: You’re Doing It Wrong! Data Retention and the Cloud November 12, 2013, 12-1pm 1325 Health Sciences Learning Center 750 Highland Ave. You have … Continue reading

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Sources for Federal Data During the Shutdown

For multiple U.S. Bureaus and Agencies: ProQuest Statistical Datasets (UW-Madison subscription) Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Information available in tabular and graphical form; tables and graphs can be reformatted … Continue reading

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New in the DISC Archive: Research on Early Life and Aging Trends and Effects (RELATE)

The DISC Online Archive is now distributing the Research on Early Life and Aging Trends and Effects (RELATE) study, under the direction of principal investigator Mary McEniry.  The RELATE study compiles cross-national data containing information that can be used to … Continue reading

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