Tag Archive for 'Big Data'

The Year Of The MOOCs

You may find interesting that this topic, a key part of IFLA’s Trend report, is picked as THE topic of the year: read this NYT article here.

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The Value of Research Data: Metrics for datasets from a cultural and technical point of view

Knowledge Exchange – April 11 This report presents a first landscape study of creating and promoting data metrics and the assessment of the use of datasets in scientific work as a tool to stimulate data sharing. Read more

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About “distant reading”…

  You’ve likely come across both Moretti and Jockers the two stars of “distant reading” but this is an intelligent summary from the popular press. You could bypass it and go directly to the very amusing video of Kurt Vonnegut diagramming the shapes of stories to be fed into a […]

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Big Data Meets the Bard

Literary license. As humanities departments turn to data-crunching in their quest for academic validation, literature is no exception. Recent studies include insights gleaned through computer analysis of phrases, titles and word usage—so-called “distant reading.” Some critics note that the trend simply reflects a paucity of imagination and new material. After […]

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