Big Data is here. More than just the latest tech buzzword, the term refers to sets of data so large and complex that they cannot be managed by traditional data-processing methods. It is already impacting the business world, and librarians need to know how it will affect research, curation and emerging technology.
We will begin on Thursday, April 10th with dinner and our keynote speaker discussing Big Data in the library and research environment. Friday the 11th will be a full day with speakers on topics such as institutional repositories, data visualization, curation and “small data.” Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how big data will affect your role as a librarian.
Terence K. Huwe, University of California, Berkeley - How Does Big Data Impact Research?
Scott Warren & TC Carrier, Syracuse University - Institutional Repositories
Alison Langmead, University of Pittsburgh School of Information Science - Data Visualization
Katherine Akers, University of Michigan - Small Data
Eric Forte, OCLC - The Big Picture of Big Data
Pecha Kucha Presentations
Kathleen Fear, University of Rochester - Curation
We are currently seeking presenters for the Pecha Kucha session. This is a fast-paced presentation format, using 20 slides at 20 seconds each, making a 6 minute, 40 second talk. We would like to know what your library (academic, public, special) is doing with Big Data, and hear about your successes as well as lessons learned. Send your proposal (title and brief presentation description) to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, February 28th.