Data 101- Big Data: What is it and Why Do We Care?

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Published on March 10, 2014

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Webinar presentation for the Special Libraries Association on the basics of big data and what it means for information professionals and librarians

BIG DATA What is it and Why Do We Care? Elaine M. Lasda Bergman University at Albany March 6, 2014 elasdabergman@albany.edu Webinar Presentation for the Special Libraries Association

What we’re going to cover today • What is Big Data • What is great about Big Data • What is not so great • The role of Librarians and Info Pros in the Big Data landscape • Tools and Resources

How Big is Big? http://breadboxes.info/files/2012/01/bread-box.jpg

The Three Vs •Variety •Velocity •Volume

Big Data Vs Open Data Based on http://www.opendatanow.com/2013/11/new-big-data-vs-open-data-mapping-it-out/ BIG DATA OPEN GOV’T OPEN DATA

Is Big Data a Game Changer? http://bellwethergames.com/images/stories/blog/salvaged%20bits.jpg

Types of Data Scientists • Statistics • Mathematics • Data Engineering • Machine Learning • Business • Software engineering • Visualization • GIS http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/six-categories-of-data-scientists

Big Data is FANTASTIC! http://4206e9.medialib.glogster.com/media/6bde80470b0f0ffe3b59b390fcb54a117c65f2406a167bd2589cabc3e9601461/excited-smiley-face.jpg

Applications of Big Data (in general) ttp://analytics-arena.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-famous-beer-diaper-planogram.html

BIG Data is TERRIBLE! http://startupmixology.tech.co/2010-chicago/staff/harper-reed

Caveats and limitations http://www.guy-sports.com/fun_pictures/no_brain.jpg

False Correlations http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/images/height.jpg http://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/cms/lib02/CA01001886/Centricity/Domain/569/kids_reading.jpg

Competencies for Info Pros/Librarians

Add Data Literacy! http://remc12.wikispaces.com/file/view/InformationLit.jpg/32256581/InformationLit.jpg

What We Just Talked About • The Three V’s • Amazing Capabilities • The Human Element • Our Roles as Information Professionals

Now the Fun Stuff! http://www.whee.com.sg/images/common/logo-whee.png

Read! • Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger http://www.amazon.com/Big-Data-Revolution- Transform-Think/dp/0544002695 • “For Dummies” Books

Read! • An Introduction to Data Science, by Jeffrey Stanton http://jsresearch.net/ • Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18374

General Resource Lists/Training • Syracuse University Library Guide on Data Science http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/datascience • ALA ACRL “Keeping Up With Big Data” page http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/keeping_up_with/big_data • Data Information Literacy at Purdue wiki http://wiki.lib.purdue.edu/display/ste/Home • MOOCs

Policy/Best Practices • Council For Big Data, Ethics and Society http://www.datasociety.net/initiatives/council-for-big-data-ethics-and-society/ • Research Data Management Principles, Practices, and Prospects – CLIR http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub160

Policy/Best Practices • Rebuilding the Mosaic http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11086/nsf11086.pdf • GovLab http://thegovlab.org/ • Terminology issues

Keep Current Newsletters • Data Science Weekly http://www.datascienceweekly.org/ • Data Science Central http://www.datasciencecentral.com/ • R-Bloggers http://www.r-bloggers.com/

Keep Current Blogs • Hilary Mason http://www.hilarymason.com/ • Mathbabe http://mathbabe.org/ • Bits Blog in NY Times http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/ • No Free Hunch http://blog.kaggle.com/ • What’s the Big Data http://whatsthebigdata.com/

PLAY! http://brainysmurf1234.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/sand-castle.png

Big, Open Data Sources http://lightworkersalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Open-Door1.jpg

Google Data Explorer https://www.google.com/publicdata/directory

Amazon Web Services http://aws.amazon.com/

Scale Unlimited http://www.scaleunlimited.com/datasets/public-datasets/

Database Structure/Data Analysis • R http://cran.us.r-project.org/ • Hive/Hadoop http://hive.apache.org/ • PostgreSQL http://www.postgresql.org/ • Project Bamboo Dirt http://dirt.projectbamboo.org/ • Mlcomp http://mlcomp.org/

Visualization tools http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/lucadp/lucadp1204/lucadp120400012/13060060-one-crystal-ball-with-a-bar-chart-inside-it-a-concept-of-financial-and-business-forecasts-3d-render.jpg

Piktochart http://piktochart.com/

Esri http://www.esri.com/

Big ML https://bigml.com/

ManyEyes http://www-958.ibm.com/software/analytics/manyeyes/

Google Fusion Tables https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/2571232?hl=en

Chartsbin http://chartsbin.com/

iCharts http://www.icharts.net/

Just Plain Cool! http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30600000/The-Fonz-arthur-fonzarelli-30631370-621-362.jpg

CSSeer http://csseer.ist.psu.edu/

StreetBump http://streetbump.org/

My Magic Plus https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plan/my-disney-experience/my-magic-plus/

Information is Beautiful http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/

Facebook’s Data Science Page https://www.facebook.com/data

Google Trends http://www.google.com/trends/

Flowing Data http://flowingdata.com/

GapMinder http://www.gapminder.org/

One Final Note: Professional Development SLA Data Caucus initiative! IASSIST http://www.iassistdata.org/ ASIS&T http://www.asis.org/ LinkedIN Groups see: http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/content.php?pid=484454&sid=4078160

Contact Me Elaine Lasda Bergman elasdabergman@albany.edu http://www.slideshare.net/librarian68/ @ElaineLibrarian on Twitter

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