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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released its first ever Strategic Plan for Data Science (PDF). The plan describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for promoting the modernization of the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. Wondering how libraries fit into the plan? NIH will partner with institutions to engage librarians and… Read More »
The Mountain West Data Librarian Symposium is a low-cost professional development opportunity for librarians and research data specialists. August 13-14 at the University of Colorado Boulder for the inaugural Mountain West Data Librarian Symposium! Registration will be under $30 and open in June. The symposium will consist of morning workshops and afternoon unconference sessions. They… Read More »
Written by: Caroline Marshall, MLS, AHIP, Senior Medical Librarian, Public Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Library, Los Angeles, CA There is a great deal of discussion about Big Data. We all think other people are doing it, we think we should be doing it, but we are not sure how to get involved (Tattersall & Grant, 2016)…. Read More »
Written by: Niala Dwarika-Bhagat, The Medical Sciences Library, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Introduction: What is Big Data? Technopedia defines Big Data as a process “that is used when traditional data mining and handling techniques cannot uncover the insights and meaning of the underlying data. Data that is unstructured or time sensitive… Read More »
The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) invites you to participate in Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles. This course will be primarily held via the Moodle platform with optional WebEx discussions. This course is designed to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health… Read More »