Big Data + Libraries
4.0K views | +3 today
Follow
Big Data + Libraries
Big data and its collation and use in the library and information world and education.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

How to Automatically Clean Up Spreadsheet Data with OpenRefine

How to Automatically Clean Up Spreadsheet Data with OpenRefine | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
Ever had to manually edit dusty, messy, years-old information from some obsolete software?

I once worked for a company that stored paperwork offsite for 60 years. Materials were indexed in a document table. Most records had a box number, storage date, storage vendor receipt number, and a rough idea of the contents. Most, mind you.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elizabeth E Charles from Keeping up with Ed Tech
Scoop.it!

Easier Data Interpretation and Visualization in Google Sheets

Easier Data Interpretation and Visualization in Google Sheets | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
Interpreting data from a spreadsheet can feel a bit overwhelming to a lot of students. That's why I'm excited about Google's lates

Via WebTeachers
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

Why the promise of big data hasn’t delivered yet

Why the promise of big data hasn’t delivered yet | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
The ubiquity of big data is such that Gartner dropped it from their Hype Cycle of Emergent Technologies back in 2015. Across sectors, businesses are scrambling to make every function “data driven,” and there’s no shortage of firms lining up to help them. The big data analytics industry, dedicated to helping big businesses leverage the petabytes of information they now generate and store, is worth $122 billion — and growing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

8 Data Science Skills That Every Employee Needs

8 Data Science Skills That Every Employee Needs | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
Analytics is about getting your team the data insights it needs to build better products and make the right decisions for your company.

But if your team can’t understand that data, then this is all for naught. Software like Amplitude can make your data easy to understand, but each member of your team still needs basic data skills to get the most value out of what they’re looking at.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

10 predictions for the Internet of Things and big data in 2017

10 predictions for the Internet of Things and big data in 2017 | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things and big data technologies have progressed enormously in 2016 – and 2017 is set to be a year when more enterprise use case
more...
Neolusis's curator insight, December 20, 2016 6:04 AM
10 predictions for the Internet of Things and big data in 2017 
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

Transforming Big Data into Quantitative Insights

Transforming Big Data into Quantitative Insights | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
Literature Review: Transforming Big Data into Quantitative Insights Chapter One provides an overall overview of the research stud
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

Datafloq - A Beginner's Guide to Embedded Data Analytics

This abridged guide will cover the essential things to look out for in selecting and purchasing embedded analytics software. The full guide is available here.

Whether you’re producing automation software, SaaS products or cloud applications, it’s likely to assume you’re collecting a lot of data in the process.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

British Library Labs - British Library Labs Competition

British Library Labs Competition (2016)
The annual Competition looks for transformative project ideas which use the British Library’s digital collections and data in new and exciting ways.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

Data as Art: 10 Striking Science Maps

Data as Art: 10 Striking Science Maps | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
The computer age triggered a seemingly endless stream of high-quality scientific data, but such incoming mountains of information come with a cost. The more data you amass, the tougher it is to comprehend what you’re dealing with.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

Data Literacy: Who are Haves and Have-nots?

Data Literacy: Who are Haves and Have-nots? | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
In the beginning of the 20th century, as agrarian society pivoted to more manufacturing and service orientation, literacy rapidly shifted from being an advantage to being a necessity. I think most would agree that without literacy, it’s virtually impossible to get by today.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

10 Web Scraping Tools to Extract Online Data

10 Web Scraping Tools to Extract Online Data | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
Web Scraping tools are specifically developed for extracting information from websites. They are also known as web harvesting tools or web data extraction tools. These tools are useful for anyone trying to collect some form of data from the Internet. Web Scraping is the new data entry technique that don’t require repetitive typing or copy-pasting.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

17 places to find datasets for data science projects

17 places to find datasets for data science projects | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever worked on a personal data science project, you’ve probably spent a lot of time browsing the internet looking for interesting datasets to analyze. It can be fun to sift through dozens of datasets to find the perfect one, but it can also be frustrating to download and import several csv files, only to realize that the data isn’t that interesting after all. Luckily, there are online repositories that curate datasets and (mostly) remove the uninteresting ones.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

7 Key Skills of Effective Data Scientists

7 Key Skills of Effective Data Scientists | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
Data scientists are someone who is inquisitive and who can stare at data and spot trends. Individuals in this particular role don’t just sift through and organize piles of information for companies; they are part of a cross-functional team within an organization who provide various departments with pertinent information to facilitate growth and innovation. Now that you know what a data scientist is, let’s discuss how you can be on your way to be an effective Data Scientist. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

18 Big Data tools you need to know!!

18 Big Data tools you need to know!! | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
In today’s digital digital transformation, big data has given organization an edge to analyze the customer behavior & hyper-personalize every interact…
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elizabeth E Charles from Information and digital literacy in education via the digital path
Scoop.it!

Learning Analytics Adoption and Implementation Trends | Effective Learning Analytics

Learning Analytics Adoption and Implementation Trends | Effective Learning Analytics | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it

Key Takeaways

What are the top learning analytics challenges among institutions in the UK?


What organizational and technical considerations need to be addressed to pave the way for a successful learning analytics initiative?


When it comes to learning analytics, are institutions ready?

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elizabeth E Charles from Personalized Professional Development
Scoop.it!

Sizzle Analytics :: Sizzle Analytics

Sizzle Analytics :: Sizzle Analytics | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it

via The Scout Report

 

"Anyone looking to create appealing visualizations as a way to share data will want to check out Sizzle Analytics. This free tool is designed for creating data visualizations. To create one, users simply upload data as a CSV (Comma Separated Variable) file. Next, users select what variables to measure and what kind of graph to use. Notably, Sizzle Analytics allows users to create graphs that allows others to select variables themselves - allowing for sleek, versatile visualizations. By creating a free account, users can save their work. Those looking for inspiration can check out Featured Boards, which include visualizations of the top Spotify tracks for 2015-2016."


Via Jim Lerman, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elizabeth E Charles from Information and digital literacy in education via the digital path
Scoop.it!

From Bricks to Clicks – Learning Analytics recommendations

From Bricks to Clicks – Learning Analytics recommendations | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
At the start of this year the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) released its report ‘from bricks to clicks‘ which included (on p.7, copied below) a set of recommendations. Some of these are pretty UK specific (there may be Australian comparisons), but others are more general.

When it was released I thought it might be interesting for us to consider how UTS was addressing the recommendations (particularly as, per recommendation 8 and 9, my department falls within a strategic investment into university data adoption).  Actually looking through, the bullets, I did have immediate responses to each, but there are key recommendations I think are more interesting, and that I think would need implementing as pre-requisites to other recommendations (e.g., data literacy should be built before any use of data in accountability structures).  I might come back to this.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

Big data is useless without visual analytics

Big data is useless without visual analytics | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it

Big Data, with its vast data volumes, is largely useless without the data analytic and presentation functionality found in visual analytic tools. Think about how difficult it is to spot anomalies or trends in endless rows and columns of spreadsheet data. Visual analytic tools solve that data overload problem.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

How to Make Technical Data Simple and Beautiful

How to Make Technical Data Simple and Beautiful | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
Data is the supportive brick for any presentation or report out there. It offers bits of reality that together form an accurate image. 

Without data, marketers would create their campaigns on assumptions and suppositions, instead of knowing exactly what their clients want. Not to mention engineers would construct only hazardous buildings from the beginning. Even consumers need data to know how to use their new products accordingly.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

Big data can’t bring objectivity to a subjective world

Big data can’t bring objectivity to a subjective world | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
It seems everyone is interested in big data these days. From social scientists to advertisers, professionals from all walks of life are singing the praises of 21st-century data science.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

10 Megatrends in Analytics  - Smarter With Gartner

10 Megatrends in Analytics  - Smarter With Gartner | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
As the digital world becomes more complex, leadership teams are becoming increasingly dependent on analytics to help guide actions and decisions.

“Realistically, if we want to improve, we have to look to our analytics team,” said Gareth Hershel, research director, at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Barcelona, Spain. “Analytics is the glue to help achieve objectives given the culture and the strategy that a business has.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

10 Places to Study Big Data Analytics Online | TechBullion

10 Places to Study Big Data Analytics Online | TechBullion | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
Big Data analytics is among the fastest developing fields in enterprise technology. There’s no doubt that the technology fields around data analytics are hot. Analytics has become an important competitive for businesses, regardless of their scale or industry. Given the high demand, Big Data analytics has become a profitable area to upskill yourself. Here are 10 places to study big data analytics online.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

How to create a good data management plan

How to create a good data management plan | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
During a recent webinar on the topic, questions raised ranged from requests for practical tips to confidentiality and copyright - presenter Dr. Rob Hooft answers them in this article
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

7 Challenges that People Analytics Must Overcome

Challenges that People Analytics Must Overcome

I am excited about the role People Analytics will play in transforming organisations.  I have seen some real success stories where organisations have incorporated more data-driven decisions about people and work. 

David Green highlights some great case-studies in his article, 20 People Analytics case-studies, which includes, Virgin Media, who reduced sickness absence rates from 9% to 4% saving the business £750,000.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elizabeth E Charles
Scoop.it!

Higher ed consortium reveals big data best practices

Higher ed consortium reveals big data best practices | Big Data + Libraries | Scoop.it
A group of higher ed professors, educational technical vendors and consultants has released findings on how to more carefully manage and utilize data mined by common systems and predictive analytics.
more...
No comment yet.