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Data, data everywhere -- but how to manage and govern?

Christine Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Universities are drowning in data, not only data produced by their researchers and students, but also data they collect about their communities. Research data are subject to sharing and retention requirements by funding agencies and journals. Data from course management systems, faculty personnel records, security cameras, and social media are being used as indicators for decision making. This talk will identify some of the challenges faced by universities in managing and governing these complex categories of data. Material is drawn from Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World (Borgman, 2015, MIT Press) and the UCLA Data Governance Task Force (work in progress).

About Christine

Christine L. Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, is the author of more than 200 publications in information studies, computer science, and communication.

Her new book, Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World, was published by MIT Press in early 2015. Prior books, Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (MIT Press, 2007) and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World (MIT Press, 2000), each won the Best Information Science Book of the Year award from the Association for Information Science and Technology.Professor Borgman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Co-chair of the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation and Attribution, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Past Event
Jun 9, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM