Big Data

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is nearing the end of its 90-day review of big data and privacy....But one topic has received comparatively little attention: the role of federal policies to support data literacy.

Read full article here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/02/white_house_big_data_...

 

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Big Data and Information Professionals

Big Data is a big deal, and it is a big opportunity for librarians and information professionals to play a role in the Big Data universe. Why? Librarians have the skills, the knowledge, and the service mentality to help our businesses, governments, universities, and nonprofits capitalize on all that Big Data has to offer. This article presents several strategies for librarians to become part of the solutions.
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New Report Provides First Public Appraisal of Digging into Data Challenge

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today issued the report, One Culture. Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries JCDL 2012 conference in Washington, DC.
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Big data..big trend

A Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC, blog entry describing the problems associated with cataloguing and managing big data. It also includes definition and issues facing researchers and institutions. There is even reference to transportation-related big data examples.  http://orweblog.oclc.org/archives/002196.html

Why Big Data Won’t Make You Smart, Rich, Or Pretty

Following up on our conversation at the LIST meeting earlier this week, I ran into this interesting and broad article from FastCompany.com about big data. It may be good as a background piece for our future conversations. <http://www.fastcompany.com/1811441/why-big-data-won-t-make-you-smart-rich-or-pretty>  
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