2011-08-29

New Releases through 2011-08-28

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

New Additions

Updates

2011-08-25

IFSS announces fourth harmonized data release

The Integrated Fertility Survey Series (IFSS) project at ICPSR is pleased to announce the release of its fourth harmonized dataset, adding fertility intention, infertility diagnosis and treatment, HIV, and other medical diagnosis variables to previously harmonized pregnancy summary, sociodemographic and union history variables. The dataset combines information from 10 surveys and over 71,000 respondents spanning 1955 to 2002 into harmonized variables for easy analysis.

The fourth release data are available for download on the Data and Documentation page, can be explored and extracted from the Harmonized Data Extracts page, and can be analyzed online using SDA.

Please note that all IFSS data releases are beta versions provided for users to begin using the data before the final version is released in late 2012. As such, they are subject to change and may contain small inconsistencies. If you notice any problems with the data, please contact the IFSS team at IFSSGroup@umich.edu so that we may fix them.

2011-08-24

ICPSR kicks off 50th anniversary celebration with reception, Web site

ICPSR is proud to kick off the celebration of our 50th anniversary with a reception at the American Sociological Association in Las Vegas on Sunday, and the launch of a Web site recounting the history of the Consortium.

The Web site features a personal history written by former interim Director Erik Austin, who retired in 2006 after 41 years at ICPSR; video interviews with several current and former Consortium leaders; and profiles of current staff members and researchers.

The site also lists upcoming celebratory events, including receptions at various professional meetings, the Official Representatives meeting in October, and a symposium in June 2012 featuring Nobel laureate and former ICPSR Council member Elinor Ostrom.

We hope you enjoy the Web site, and can join us at some of our 50th anniversary celebrations!

2011-08-22

New Releases through 2011-08-21

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

New Additions

Updates

2011-08-19

ICPSR launches 50th anniversary celebration with reception at ASA in Las Vegas, new Web site

ICPSR is proud to kick off the celebration of our 50th anniversary with a reception at the American Sociological Association in Las Vegas on Sunday, and the launch of a *Web site* recounting the history of the Consortium.

The Web site features a personal history written by former interim Director Erik Austin, who retired in 2006 after 41 years at ICPSR; video interviews with several current and former Consortium leaders; and profiles of current staff members and researchers.

The site also lists upcoming celebratory events, including receptions at various professional meetings, the Official Representatives meeting in October, and a symposium in June 2012 featuring Nobel laureate and former ICPSR Council member Elinor Ostrom.

We hope you enjoy the Web site, and can join us at some of our 50th anniversary celebrations!

2011-08-15

New Releases through 2011-08-14

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

New Additions

Updates

2011-08-08

New Releases through 2011-08-07

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

New Additions

Updates

2011-08-02

ICPSR announces Miller, Flanigan award winners

ICPSR is pleased to announce the 2011 recipients of the *Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service to the Social Sciences* and the *William H. Flanigan Award for Distinguished Service as an ICPSR Official Representative*.

Tom Smith, senior fellow and director at the National Opinion Research Center, and Kevin Schürer, professor at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, have won the Miller award.

Paula Lackie, academic computing coordinator for the social sciences at Carleton College, and Laine Ruus, retired head of library services at the University of Toronto, have won the Flanigan Award.

The awards will be presented at the biennial meeting of ICPSR Official Representatives in October in Ann Arbor.

*Smith* is an internationally recognized expert in survey research and has been director of the General Social Survey (GSS), the largest and longest project supported by the National Science Foundation’s Sociology program, since 1980. He is also co-founder and past Secretary General of the International Social Survey Program, the largest cross-national collaboration in the social sciences.

*Schürer* served as director of the UK Data Archive from 2000-2010 and is pro-vice chancellor at the University of Leicester. His research interests include historical demography and household structure; internal migration in Victorian and Edwardian England; historical methodology; data enhancement databases; and data archiving. Schürer is an Academician of the Academy for the Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and Royal Geographical Society.

*Lackie* has been the ICPSR OR for Carleton College for more than 20 years, and served on the ICPSR Council from 2004-2008. On the council she chaired the Preservation and Access Committee. Her research interests include the pedagogical and technical contexts for the use of data in teaching and learning, and exploring the service-learning opportunities for students interested in the open data movement.

*Ruus*, who calls herself the “oldest living data librarian in North America,” was a data librarian for more than 35 years before her retirement. She was an ICPSR OR from 1988 to 2010, and was instrumental in forming the ICPSR Canadian federation serving eastern Canada.

2011-08-01

New Releases through 2011-07-31

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

New Additions

Updates