Message From the Chair

Erin DavisHello CINF! I've always enjoyed the location-relevant and thematic programming that CINF embraces for national meetings. This past meeting in Washington, DC was no exception, with heavy focus around government funded data sources and feverish discussion around Open Data. As someone who has always been a consumer of data, I’m fascinated to hear about the philosophical issues behind the curation of said data. I’m glad that there are such passionate people in CINF looking to ensure that data remain both high-quality and accessible, on both sides of the debate.

We look forward to the spring national meeting in New Orleans. I hope that more members will be able to join us, as this is usually a more affordable location. We also have a diverse array of symposia lined up, so please have a look and see if there are any for you to present in!

As always, I would love to continue hearing from CINF members about what they’d like to get from the division, especially those who cannot attend national meetings. Please reach out to me if you have any thoughts on the subject.

Thanks for being a member!

Erin Davis
CINF Chair