Data, Open Science and libraries – The Data Deluge Column

Donna Ellen Frederick (University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Publication date: 3 October 2016

Abstract

Purpose

For 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/approach

Some libraries even have data librarians and data services departments.

Findings

The 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/value

The author suspects that the chances are more than good that “data” would come out on top.

Keywords

Citation

Donna Ellen Frederick (2016) "Data, Open Science and libraries – The Data Deluge Column", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 33 No. 8, pp. 11-16

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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-09-2016-0040

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2016, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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