Episode 103 – Big Data to Big Business

7 March, 20143 comments

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In this episode the usual suspects, Mills, Stephen, Amanda, Dan and Tom gathered for yet another lively discussion. The episode began with a discussion on the trend toward opening data as several big players, the Getty, Twitter, Microsoft and the Public Library of Science took steps toward greater accessibility of their resources. The hosts also highlighted the subject of virtual conference attendance, looking at the “dopplebot” conference attendance model. From big changes to a historical look back, the group switched gears to discuss a Pew Report that looks back at 25 years of internet use, broad discussion of changes and how the internet has become an indispensable facet of our lives. Nothing demonstrates that more than the next topic of discussion, the $19 billion dollar purchase of WhatsApp.

They were joined by Sharon Leon, director of Public Projects at CHNM for an announcement about two upcoming summer institutes at CHNM for Art Historians and American Historians.

Related Links:

Opening access to data

Virtual Conference attendance:

PewReport – http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/02/27/summary-of-findings-3

WhatsApp acquisition for $19 billion

Sharon updates on Art Historians & American Historians institutes

Running time: 41:08
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Categorized under conferences, data, Facebook, Library of Congress, museums, open access, Twitter

3 comments to “Episode 103 – Big Data to Big Business”

  1. Raymond Yee : 8th March, 2014

    Wonderful episode as usual. I’m going to recommend it to my students in my open data course.

    There’s a glitch in your post. What appears to be a link to http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/2/5371232/microsoft-research-open-science-announcement is incorrectly pointing to http://blogs.plos.org/everyone/2014/02/24/plos-new-data-policy-public-access-data/.

  2. Amanda French : 10th March, 2014

    Thanks for the correction, and the compliment, Raymond!

  3. Bryan Alexander : 22nd May, 2014

    Another great ep!

    Thank you for catching my doppelbot adventure. I’m not sure where doppelbotting will go, if anywhere, but do think we need to keep an eye (and maybe roving tablet) on telepresence. Videoconferencing and mobile phones haven’t satisfied our need to interact with non-colocated people.

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