Tag Archives: Big Data

2017 APLAP Conference papers published online

(16 May 2017) The 11th Conference of the Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific was held at the National Assembly Library in Seoul, South Korea, from 26-28 April 2017. Its theme was Moving towards a big data era: The roles of parliamentary libraries and research services. Presentations have been published online. They […]


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Outlook report highlights data monetization as the number-one growth opportunity in 2017

(6 October 2016, Burlingame, CA and London, UK)  From individualized medical treatment to targeted mobile ad buys, the burgeoning number of applications for machine driven data analytics solutions offer a revenue goldmine for the $1.5 trillion information industry, according to Outsell, Inc. Today, the research and advisory firm released its Information Industry Outlook 2017 report, […]


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How does national scientific funding support emerging interdisciplinary research: a comparison study of big data research in the US and China

(7 June 2016) Authors : Ying Huang, Yi Zhang, Jan Youtie, Alan L. Porter, Xuefeng Wang How do funding agencies ramp-up their capabilities to support research in a rapidly emerging area? This paper addresses this question through a comparison of research proposals awarded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Natural Science […]


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NUS launches new Institute of Data Science

(27 May 2016) The National University of Singapore (NUS) today launched the Institute of Data Science (IDS), a new research institute that will be the focal point for all data science research and translation, education and related activities at NUS. This new research institute is a key pillar of the NUS’ Smart Nation Cluster, which […]


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ICDL 2016 announced

(10 January 2016) The International Conference on Digital Libraries takes place 14-16 December 2016 in New Delhi, India at the India Habitat Centre. Organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) the theme of the conference is Smart Future: Knowledge Trends that will change the World. Besides discussing digital library perspectives, ICDL 2016 will also […]


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Data Curation Training Program at HKUST

(28 January 2015) In order to manage, preserve and archive research data, the Library of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, will host a 3-day Data Curation Training Program 25-27 February 2015. It is co-organized by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the Division […]


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The British Library Big Data Experiment

(6 June 2014)  This week The British Library Big Data Experiment began, a collaboration between the British Library Digital Research team, UCL Computer Science, and UCL Centre for Digital Humanities that will experiment with approaches to opening up the digital collections at the British Library, particularly to benefit those undertaking research in the arts and […]


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NTU symposium explores Big Data trends to foster smarter communities of the future

(21 March 2014)  From civic engagement to public health and traffic planning, Big Data – also known as the massive quantities of information about people and their daily interactions arising from multimedia, social media and the internet – can produce a paradigm shift in how cities better organise themselves and improve the quality of life […]


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Fudan University (复旦大学) partners with Coursera

‎(14 January 2014)  Fudan University, Coursera’s 108th partnern located in Shanghai has some 2,600 full-time professors and researchers and 35,000 on-campus students. Fudan will offer a range of courses beginning with “Big Data and Information Dissemination” taught by Professor Cheng Shian in Fudan’s School of Journalism. This course will explore the science of communication using […]


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Libraries in the “Big Data” era: strategies and challenges in archiving and sharing research data

The National Diet Library (NDL) Japan, has invited Dr. Peter Loewe, Head of Development, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), to an international symposium on 5 February at the NDL, Tokyo. Dr. Loewe will give a lecture on the current status of research data management in the TIB and Germany. The NDL has […]


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