Josefina J. Card
Our first speaker on Wednesday is Josefina J. Card, the founder and President of Sociometrics Corporation and an APLIC member herself.
will discuss three areas of major concern for data librarians and users: data quality, format, and dissemination.
will review and contrast the issues and concerns of librarians and users, outlining areas of similarity and difference.
will explore how one large data collection, the Social Science Electronic Data Library
(SSEDL), compiled over the last 17 years by Sociometrics Corporation
, has addressed each of these issues and the conflicts and problems that arose during that process.
will peer into the future, assessing how data providers can bridge knowledge gaps via recent technological advances.
Dr. Card, Founder and President of Sociometrics Corporation, is a nationally recognized social scientist and an expert in the establishment and operation of research-based social science resources, products and services.
She has served as Principal Investigator of the Data Archive on Adolescent Pregnancy and Pregnancy Prevention, the American Family Data Archive, the Data Archive of Social Research on Aging, the AIDS/STD Data Archive, the Maternal Drug Abuse Data Archive, the Behavioral Science Research Instruments Archive, the Program Archive on Sexuality, Health, & Adolescence, the HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Archive, and the Institute for Program Development and Evaluation.
track record as a project leader, Dr. Card
has established a solid track record as a health and population scientist.
has authored over 50 books, monographs, and journal articles.
work is noted for its integration of behavioral and demographic perspectives.
career Dr. Card
has recognized the importance of communicating scientific findings both to scientists as well as to other professionals (data librarians, service providers, policymakers, practitioners) and lay citizens who could benefit from the body of knowledge.