AUG 8

Works in Progress Webinar: Democratizing Access to Large Datasets through Shared Infrastructure

Join this webinar to hear about Indiana University's efforts to provide a cloud-based, platform at scale, addressing the strengths, opportunities, and challenges of pursuing a network solution to a shared problem.

Presenters

Jamie Wittenberg, Head, Scholarly Communication, Indiana University 
Valentin Pentchev, Director of Information Technology, Indiana University 


Description

Academic librarians are challenged to provide sustainable, affordable, and standardized data and texts mining cyberinfrastructure for large datasets. The Shared Big Data Gateway for Research Libraries is a two-year IMLS-funded project to develop, seed, and maintain cloud-based, extendable cyberinfrastructure for sharing large academic library data resources with a growing community of scholars.

Through collaboration with several Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions, Clarivate Analytics, and Microsoft, this project aims to offer a cloud-based platform solution for making licensed, big data sets available with appropriate security, storage, and stewardship--including Web of Science and Microsoft Academic Graph. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services LG-70-18-0202.

In this webinar presentation, members of the project team at Indiana University will describe their efforts to provide a cloud-based, platform solution available at scale, addressing the strengths, opportunities, and challenges of pursuing a network solution to a shared problem. They will also describe some of the use cases for these large datasets, including uses for researchers, administrators, and librarians.  

Given the enterprise nature of research data, this webinar will be of interest to research data management librarians, scholarly communications librarians as well as other institutional stakeholders including researchers, deans, research administrators, institutional researchers, eResources librarians, and IT professionals.

  Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series

These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!

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Date

08 August 2019

Time

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]