May be of interest to you or a colleague; abstracts are due tomorrow, July
29 at 11:59 Pacific Time.

I am organizing the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) meeting
activities this year at the Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting in
October. Please feel free to contact me or my colleagues, Amanda and(or)
Hannah, directly if you have any questions.

Enjoy the day,

Emily Wild
Librarian (Physical Scientist)
U.S. Geological Survey
Denver Library
Box 25046, MS 914
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225-0046
ph: (303) 236-1003
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From: Amanda S Bielskas <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 9:39 AM
Subject: [GEONET] Last Days to submit abstracts for GSIS/GSA technical
To: [log in to unmask]

Please consider submitting an abstract for one of the Geoscience
Information Society’s (GSIS) sessions at the Geological Society of
America’s annual meeting, which will be held October 19 – October 22, 2014
in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

This year GSIS is planning to have an oral technical session and a poster
session around the theme of *geoscience data.* This year’s session titles
•GSIS Oral Technical Session: “Where in the World? Access and Availability
to Geoscience Data”
•GSIS Poster Session: “Where's the Data? Finding and Using Geoscience Data”

*What:* GSIS/GSA Annual Meeting
*When: *Oct. 19-22, 2014
*Where:* Beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada.
*Deadline:* Abstracts are due *July 29, 2014 *and can be uploaded online:


Call for abstracts and posters:
Despite technological advances in data management and preservation
standards, identifying and accessing geoscience data sets can be a daunting
task.  One of our greatest challenges is how to respond to this new era of
data‐intensive science discovery in the geosciences. This session will
examine how researchers, information professionals and librarians are
supporting ways to easily find and rapidly visualize and analyze and use
geoscience data. Some thoughts we consider: How many people are looking for
the old data; who needs data preserved? What happens with rediscovered and
reused data? What impact is data management having on the geosciences? In
what ways are the geosciences being transformed through new technologies
and data services?  How will geoscience preservation policies transform the
field? What are some of the challenges of and solutions to sharing and
managing data within the geosciences? How can we better promote
data-intensive scientific discovery in the geosciences.

We welcome oral papers about programs, projects, crowdsourcing initiatives,
examples of interdisciplinary research, and unusual findings related to the
long-term sustainability of geoscience data and information. We are
particularly keen to solicit abstracts from students, researchers and
librarians in order to see a diverse range of topics and data sets.

If you have any questions, please contact Earth Sciences Librarian Hannah
Winkler at [log in to unmask]

Please post and forward as appropriate.

Amanda Bielskas
Head of Collection Development for Science & Engineering Libraries
Columbia University