Are Librarians becoming Data Analysts? | Linex Systems #Librarians #data #analysis #analytics #dataanalysts #analysts


Right now, one of the most discussed trends is that of data – big data, small data, data analytics, predictive data. It’s all relevant, it’s all important and it should be on all our radars. Data is constantly growing and, as it does, we are finding new ways to harness it and fulfill our potential. Within this, two significant themes emerge which we shall explore here:

  1. Using data to improve your current awareness service
  2. Your current awareness service including more data, and different types of data

Read More: Are Librarians becoming Data Analysts? | Linex Systems

 

My Comment: An excellent article providing an overview of some services data analysts may provide. My role as a Research Analyst includes the following data related activities: analyzing data sets to provide insights to the public and fulfill client requests; using data to tell stories; analyzing click rates to determine content relevancy; peer comparison; crafting factual statements for business development and marketing collateral and presentations; sourcing, organizing and managing data sets; and the list goes on!

18 Resources to Learn Data Science Online | Simplilearn #courses #datascience #careers #resources


It’s been called the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’, the ‘hottest job of the decade’, and is the fastest-growing field in tech at the moment – the impact of Data Science in today’s world cannot be overstated.

A recent study by McKinsey indicates that the demand for Data Scientists is on the rise, with an estimated 50% demand-supply gap by 2018.

With this in mind, we have put together a comprehensive list of Data Science courses, online tutorials, and resources to help you become a certified data scientist and build a career in the field.  READ MORE: 18 Resources to Learn Data Science Online | Simplilearn

You People Wouldn’t Believe the Type Design in Blade Runner | WIRED #typefaces #fonts #typedesign #typography #film #OCD #subjectmatterexpert


DAVE ADDEY DOESN’T just watch movies. He dissects them.

Addey is the creator of Typeset In The Future, a website devoted entirely to fonts in science fiction. Why yes, it is a bastion of gloriously esoteric nerdery. It all began when Addey, a lifelong science fiction fan, started noticing the same font in every movie he watched: Eurostile Bold Extended… READ MORE: You People Wouldn’t Believe the Type Design in Blade Runner | WIRED

Top 10 #Emerging #Tech of 2016 | KurzweilAI #trends #nano #solar #blockchain #OpenAI #syntheticbio #optogenetics #organs #selfdriving #graphene #energystorage


The World Economic Forum’s annual list of this year’s breakthrough technologies, published today, includes “socially aware” openAI, grid-scale energy storage, perovskite solar cells, and other technologies with the potential to “transform industries, improve lives, and safeguard the planet.” READ MORE: The top 10 emerging technologies of 2016 | KurzweilAI

Prisma uses #AI to turn your photos into graphic novel fodder | TechCrunch #art #artwork #images #deeplearning #socialmedia


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Artists beware! AI is coming for your paintbrush too… A new iOS app, called Prisma, is using deep learning algorithms to turn smartphone photos into stylized artworks based on different artwork/graphical styles.

Snap or choose your photo, select an ‘art filter’ to be applied and then wait as the app works its algorithmic magic — returning your stylized image in a matter of seconds, along with options to share it to your social networks. READ MORE: Prisma uses AI to turn your photos into graphic novel fodder double quick | TechCrunch

Researching LIS Job Opportunities and Career Paths | Infonista #LIS #librarianship #employment #jobs #careers #research #resources


Whether you’re a student soon to graduate and getting ready to hit the job market, an employed professional seeking to make a job change, or a now-unemployed practitioner trying to identify or create new opportunities, LIS job hunting can be an adventure (feel free to substitute your preferred adjective here). READ: Infonista | Researching LIS Job Opportunities and Career Paths

Related: Librarianship Job Postings and Resources | infophile.ca

What #indigenous communities are teaching scientists about nature | Vox #science #nature #knowledge #research #oralhistory


Although biologists and indigenous people have worked together for centuries, the relationship has tended toward friction. Scientists often looked askance at traditional knowledge, sometimes with harmful consequences for both science and indigenous livelihoods…

…”The hardest thing is to sit in a room with scientists who think they’ve discovered something, but their scientific discovery just confirms what our oral histories have talked about forever,” says William Housty, a member of British Columbia’s Heiltsuk First Nation and director of Coastwatch, a science and conservation program. “That’s been the biggest hump for us to overcome, to get people to think about our culture on the same level as Western science. “Rocky though the transition has been, wildlife biologists like Polfus are today pursuing more respectful and participatory relationships with indigenous people.

READ MORE: What indigenous communities are teaching scientists about nature | Vox

Singapore now has vending machines that sell books | Mashable #books #booksellers #vending


SINGAPORE — Bookworms rejoice! BooksActually, a local independent bookstore known for its fiction and literature curations, has unveiled book vending machines at high traffic spots in Singapore. READ: Singapore now has vending machines that sell books | Mashable

Mary Meeker’s essential 2016 Internet Trends Report | TechCrunch #trends #Internet


The fastest way to learn everything going on in tech is to read this report. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker has become a legend for publishing these compilations of the most critical stats and… READ: Mary Meeker’s essential 2016 Internet Trends Report | TechCrunch

100,000 Free Art History Texts Now Available Online Thanks to the Getty Research Portal | Open Culture #art #history


100,000 Free Art History Texts Now Available Online Thanks to the Getty Research Portal | Open Culture