Data, Open Science and libraries – The Data Deluge Column

Data, Open Science and libraries – The Data Deluge Column PurposeFor those immersed in the environment of academic and research libraries, the word “data” seems to be everywhere. One hears about linked data, big data, open data, proprietary data, research data, metadata, geospatial data, data repositories, etc.Design/methodology/approachSome libraries even have data librarians and data services departments.FindingsThe author of this column wonders if she were to collect all of the library and information science literature published in the past three years and plug it into a word cloud app, which of the two, i.e. “data” or “books”, would be displayed in a larger font.Originality/valueThe author suspects that the chances are more than good that “data” would come out on top. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech News Emerald Publishing

Data, Open Science and libraries – The Data Deluge Column

Library Hi Tech News, Volume 33 (8): 6 – Oct 3, 2016

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0741-9058
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10.1108/LHTN-09-2016-0040
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PurposeFor those immersed in the environment of academic and research libraries, the word “data” seems to be everywhere. One hears about linked data, big data, open data, proprietary data, research data, metadata, geospatial data, data repositories, etc.Design/methodology/approachSome libraries even have data librarians and data services departments.FindingsThe author of this column wonders if she were to collect all of the library and information science literature published in the past three years and plug it into a word cloud app, which of the two, i.e. “data” or “books”, would be displayed in a larger font.Originality/valueThe author suspects that the chances are more than good that “data” would come out on top.

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Library Hi Tech NewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 3, 2016

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