Data, Open Science and libraries – The Data Deluge Column: Library Hi Tech News: Vol 33, No 8
lterrat's bookmarks 2016-11-25
"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."