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To boldly go… the librarian’s role in text and data mining

Jane Secker et al examine the ways in which librarians can facilitate the work of researchers who want to use text and data mining. The authors also argue that librarians need to encourage researchers to exploit the new copyright exceptions

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Chapel Hill, San Diego Launch Open Data Efforts

Chapel Hill, North Carolina and San Diego, California have launched new open data projects. For the Chapel Hill portal, the city partnered with the local public library system to provide datasets about library use. In addition, the city has included

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Idle Thoughts on “Data Literacy” in the Library…

In part for a possible OU Library workshop, in part trying to mull over possible ideas for an upcoming ILI2015 workshop with Brian Kelly, I’ve been pondering what sorts of “data literacy” skills are in-scope for a typical academic library.

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Open Data Surgeries – Like ‘Embarrassing Bodies’, but with data

This post was originally published on the Trafford Innovation and Intelligence Lab blog. In July 2015 we held our first open data surgery. We met a lot of groups and were able to talk to them about the sorts of

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Data Reinvents Libraries for the 21st Century

Libraries can evoke tired assumptions. It could be a stack of battered books and yesteryear movies; that odd odor of wilted pages and circa-1970s decor; or it could be a bout of stereotypes, like obsolete encyclopedias and ruler-snapping librarians. Whatever

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