GSIS/GSA 2015 Call for Abstracts: “Evolution of the Data Life Cycle”

Please consider submitting an abstract for the Geoscience Information Society’s (GSIS) session at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting, which will be held this November 1-4, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. 

This year GSIS is planning to have an oral technical session around the theme of geoscience data: “Evolution of the Data Life Cycle” 
What: GSIS/GSA Annual Meeting 
When: November 1-4, 2015 
Where: Baltimore, Maryland. 
Deadline: Abstracts are due Tuesday, August 11, 2015 and can be uploaded online: 
GSIS 2015 Abstract: “Evolution of the Data Life Cycle” 
Geoscience Information Society 
Hannah Winkler, Technical Convener 
Call for Abstracts:
With increased expectations in the sharing of geoscience research data and complexities in the evolution of the data life cycle, geoscientists are evaluating best practices in scientific data collection, preservation, recovery and subsequent reuse. In some cases geoscientists have started turning to their libraries or institutional repositories as a place to store and preserve that data. In other cases geoscientists have found creative solutions to promote and enable data access and discoverability of their materials. This session will look at the challenges and strategies scientists, researchers, information professionals and librarians have in managing the data life cycle including: examples of repurposed and discovered data, how to manage and store data, data publishing and citation, and data curation and metadata management. Topics may include data ontologies, geoscience information, data discovery, archiving, depositories and best practices for using geoscience data in its many formats. 
We welcome oral papers about programs, projects, 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

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