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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012

 
Library and Information Science in the Big Data Era: Funding, Projects, and Future
Vincent Lariviere, Richard Marciano, Michael Koo and Stephen Downie

Tuesday, 1:30pm


Summary

This panel will provide insights into current funding initiatives that support Big Data projects, in the wake of the White House commitment to devote $200 million to Big Data research. Participants in Digging into Data, an international Big Data initiative, will describe their research. The panel will then trigger an audience-discussion on the tools, techniques, and theories that LIS can bring to Big Data research and the role that the LIS discipline should play in this new era.