This edition looks at trending snippets mainly from library conferences around the world in the past few months.
The conferences and the themes reflect the thoughts and focus of library and information professionals worldwide as seen in internet reports from wikis and blogs.
Thus far, data and data management is the most focused topic of 2017.
Daniel Shapiro in his report on the LITA blog described his experience at the two-day workshop organized by the Library of Congress, George Washington University and George Mason University.
The workshop titled “Collections as data: hack-to-learn” had four datasets and five tools to work with. Over the two-day period, participants worked with data tools such as OpenRefine, Voyant, MALLET, Gephi and Carto. Working with the data and data analysis tools for Shapiro yielded results, but the usual process in research of formulating hypothesis is still crucial even with all the deluge of data.
Oyelude, A.A. (2017), "What’s trending in the library cybersphere – Recent conferences and posts focus on data and information literacy", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 34 No. 6, pp. 21-22. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-06-2017-0040
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