The Research Division hosts a free biennial conference to address the challenges of economic information. The event brings together experts to share their experiences at the frontier of economic data and information, discuss problems and potential solutions, and identify ways to improve access to and understanding of economic information.
The aim of this event is to provide librarians and other information professionals with the knowledge, competence, and enthusiasm to disseminate economic information expertise to their respective audiences.
For 2022, we are planning a return to an in-person conference. Visit the event webpage for more details.
Beyond the Numbers is coordinated by our Research Information Services staff. Contact the organizing committee at: Research.Event.Services@stls.frb.org
Call for Papers
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks submissions for its biennial conference on economic information. This conference will bring together librarians, information professionals, data researchers, and data managers to improve understanding of economic resources and how to find, use, and share them.
We encourage users, educators, creators, curators, and managers of economic, business, and financial information to share their expertise and provide insights into the challenges they face. If you have attended before, consider presenting and sharing your expertise!
Possible topics include:
- New, misunderstood, or underused economic information tools and sources
- Managing data for access, preservation, sharing, and re-use
- Library instruction using economic data: case studies, best practices
- Alternative and digital data: trends and developments in the use of non-traditional sources of data for economics research
- Sources for economic data related to the pandemic
- Accessing data via APIs and data clean up
- Economic data visualization: best practices, tools, what to avoid
- Open information for economics: sources, issues, trends, and developments
- Finding hidden economic information (papers and data stored in institutional repositories)
- Best practices for promoting the FAIR principles (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reuse)
- Data ethics as part of data literacy: key concepts and principles, integration into data reference and instruction
Presentation types include:
- Lightning talks: 5-7 minutes
- Short sessions: 20 minutes
- Sessions, Panels, Workshops: 45-minute full sessions (will consider up to 90 min max)
Abstracts for each proposal should be no more than 250 words. For presentations and panel discussions, clearly state the aim of the presentation, the topic, and the specific knowledge attendees will gain.
All proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee
Please submit your proposals by Thursday, June 30, 2022, via email to BTN2022@fedshare.frb.org
Please include the following information in your submission:
- Presenter affiliation:
- Presenter email(s):
- Presentation type:
- Abstract (250 words):
BTN 2022 Organizing Committee Member
Business, Economics, & Entrepreneurship Librarian
University of Missouri Libraries
Columbia, Missouri 65201