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NCompass Live: Learning to Live Without a Statistical Abstract - Online 


In March 2011, the division of the U.S. Census Bureau responsible for data compilations such as the Statistical Abstract of the United States revealed that it would discontinue several popular publications. The decision was largely driven by budgetary concerns, but it also reflected further evolution toward new vectors for distributing data electronically. James Shaw, Director of Collections, Criss Library - UNO, will provide an update of the situation and offer practical advice concerning alternative resources. He will also explore the policy implications of trading away convenience and ease-of-use for enhanced data tools more suitable for advanced researchers than the general public.

NCompass Live is broadcast live on Wednesdays, from 10am - 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website or use the World Clock Time Zone Converter. In the Time Zone Converter, NCompass Live is broadcast from U.S.A - Nebraska - Lincoln.

Sessions are recorded for anyone who may want to see them again or who cannot attend them at the scheduled time. Registration is not required to view the archived recordings.

NCompass Live is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. GoToWebinar login instructions are sent to registered attendees after registration for a session has closed. The Registration End date is listed on each session page, but usually closes on the Monday night before the date of the session. Please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones. 

Class Format
Date Time
2/22/2012 10am - 11am  (Central Time)
No Charge
James Shaw
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
1000 974
Registration Starts Registration Ends
1/17/2012 2/20/2012
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission
Registration Closed