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Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents... Industry Research Using the Economic Census

  • September 19, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

Are you ready? Starting in September 2019, the most current Economic Census will start being released. With this Census, there are regular changes in geographic definitions and industry classifications, but the big news is the introduction of the North American Product Classification Systems (NAPCS) and new distribution method. The 2017 Economic Census will be one of the first Census titles released only on the new data.census.gov website, since no new programs have been added to American FactFinder since July 1, 2019. Our time together will be spent going over the basics of what the Economic Census has to offer as well these upcoming changes.

We will meet together online on Thursday, September 19th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link: https://tinyurl.com/grssession89

Presenter: Jennifer Boettcher is the Business Reference Librarian at Georgetown University. She was formerly Business Librarian at Texas A&M University and Head of Reference at the National Small Business Development Center Research Network. Her research focuses on open data from government sources and industry research. She co-authored, with Leonard Gaines, Industry Research Using the Economic Census: How to Find It, How to Use It (Greenwood Press, 2004) and has written widely on the NAICS classification system and OpenData.

We will use WebEx for the live session. Information on testing and accessing the session will be made available when you register.

The session will be recorded and available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (http://www.nclaonline.org/government-resources).



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