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

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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!

Age of the Data Scientist: Revolutionizing data analysis with cloud computing | Ciprian Jichici | Vimeo #datascience

Data is the new oil…money generated from data will exceed money that is generated from oil… – James Whittaker, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer

How #BigData Might Change The Way You Find A #Job | FastCompany #employment #careers #search #workplaces #resources

CareerLabs uses big data to explore all aspects of a company, from maternity leave to morale, growth, and financial health…

…The way CareerLabs works is simple: You sign up for free (you can use a Facebook or a LinkedIn profile) and start browsing job listings aggregated from other online job boards. CareerLabs layers in data on companies’ financial health and growth prospects, compensation, health care, career progression, culture, and management, among other criteria, to show candidates as full a picture of the business and its staff as possible…

…CareerLabs currently tracks and monitors 70% of all U.S. companies, which amounts to over 22 million organizations, and gathered some 10 million data points. He says that though basic service is free, subscription packages offer more filtering tools… READ MORE: How Big Data Might Change The Way You Find A Job | FastCompany

[Top 100] Books that have stayed with us | Facebook

Favorite books are something friends like to share and discuss. A Facebook meme facilitates this very interaction. You may have seen one of your friends post something like “List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes, and don’t think too hard. They do not have to be the ‘right’ books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way.” If not great works of literature, what are the books that have stayed with us?

List of the Top 100: Books that have stayed with us | Facebook

Data Science: More Than Mining [Infographic] |


Data Science: More Than Mining

50 Powerful Statistics About Tech Mega Trends Affecting Every Business | Vala Afshar

There are five mega trends impacting the IT departments of every company: Mobile, Social, Cloud, Apps and Big Data. In this presentation, Vala Afshar reveals ten startling stats for each mega trend.

Jaron Lanier Discusses Big Data, Privacy at NYPL LIVE Event | The Digital Shift

The original developers of network technology wanted to democratize access to information, but while networks have succeeded in improving access, the ways in which governments and corporations are now gathering and using personal data has been an unfortunate consequence, argued author and computer science pioneer Jaron Lanier during a LIVE from the New York Public Library (NYPL) event on October 10. In a wide-ranging interview with NYPL’s Director of Public Programs Paul Holdengräber, Lanier also discussed the role that libraries play as people find it increasingly difficult to keep information about themselves private.

Read the full story: Jaron Lanier Discusses Big Data, Privacy at NYPL LIVE Event | The Digital Shift.

What is Text Mining? | Information Space

Text-mining programs go further, categorizing information, making links between otherwise unconnected documents and providing visual maps via What is Text Mining? | Information Space.

Text mining, or the indexing of content, is important because it allows us to make sense and extract meaning out of large amounts of data. Text-mining is an activity also related to data curation, the semantic web, big data and bioinformatics. Its becoming more popular as a way to conduct research and information retrieval within databases.

Here is an informative presentation called The Library as Dataset: Text Mining at Million-Book Scale from Yale University, which discusses a text mining method, digital humanities and libraries.

Here is an article with an information science perspective called Text Mining and Information Retrieval, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 2011, 35(3), pp. 223-227, if you have access to scholarly databases.

The Promise And Peril Of Big Data | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

“From health care to city management, we hold out a lot of hope for data–and even more, “Big Data”–to fix our problems. And, in many cases, it surely will. But the perils of personal information being freely available to all–from fraud, to identity theft, to authoritarian intrusion–are also clear. Data is a double-edged sword that’s just as likely to deprive us of our individualism, as serve up the perfect, and personalized, 21st-century solution.”

via The Promise And Peril Of Big Data | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation.

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