Big data: Opportunities and barriers across the cultural heritage sectors.

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Abstract

This paper considers the explosion of data occurring across all sectors of society; from that generated by individual and government activities, by scientists and other researchers, and through major digitisation projects being undertaken by cultural institutions world-wide. Given the overarching term of 'big data', these large datasets require a high level of expertise and knowledge in their management to ensure accessibility and preservation over the long term. This raises the issue of education in managing 'big data' and how this can be undertaken given limited resources but a growing need. Cooperation across sectors is considered and formal education programs reviewed in order to better understand the current situation and how it may evolve in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory and research on the convergence of professional identity in cultural heritage institutions (Libraries, Museums, and Archives) beyond technology.
Place of PublicationTurin
PublisherInternational Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Federation of Library Association World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly - Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France
Duration: 16 Aug 201422 Aug 2014
https://www.ifla.org/past-wlic/2014/ifla80.html

Conference

ConferenceInternational Federation of Library Association World Library and Information Congress
Abbreviated titleLibraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period16/08/1422/08/14
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