In her new book, Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World, information sciences professor Christine Borgman argues how the future of effective scholarship hinges upon massive investments in the knowledge infrastructures—which includes people, technologies, and relationships—that make big data valuable. Borgman describes how data, in a vacuum, is worthless, and that many areas of scholarship lack the necessary knowledge infrastructures to use data effectively. Bergman includes case studies about how data impacts the sciences and humanities, and discusses how practices such as reusing data and attribution could be reformed to make data more valuable for academia.
Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
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