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Author Borgman, Christine L., 1951- author.

Title Big data, little data, no data : scholarship in the networked world / Christine L. Borgman.

Publication Info. 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 383 pages)
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Summary An examination of the uses of data within a changing knowledge infrastructure, offering analysis and case studies from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
"'Big Data' is on the covers of Science, Nature, the Economist, and Wired magazines, on the front pages of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. But despite the media hyperbole, as Christine Borgman points out in this examination of data and scholarly research, having the right data is usually better than having more data; little data can be just as valuable as big data. In many cases, there are no data -- because relevant data don't exist, cannot be found, or are not available. Moreover, data sharing is difficult, incentives to do so are minimal, and data practices vary widely across disciplines. Borgman, an often-cited authority on scholarly communication, argues that data have no value or meaning in isolation; they exist within a knowledge infrastructure -- an ecology of people, practices, technologies, institutions, material objects, and relationships. After laying out the premises of her investigation -- six "provocations" meant to inspire discussion about the uses of data in scholarship -- Borgman offers case studies of data practices in the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities, and then considers the implications of her findings for scholarly practice and research policy. To manage and exploit data over the long term, Borgman argues, requires massive investment in knowledge infrastructures; at stake is the future of scholarship."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-360) and index.
Contents Provocations -- What are data? -- Data scholarship -- Data diversity -- Data scholarship in the sciences -- Data scholarship in the social sciences -- Data scholarship in the humanities -- Sharing, releasing, and reusing data -- Credit, attribution, and discovery of data -- What to keep and why to keep them.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Communication in learning and scholarship -- Technological innovations.
Research -- Methodology.
Research -- Data processing.
Information technology.
Information storage and retrieval systems.
COMPUTERS -- Computer Literacy.
COMPUTERS -- Computer Science.
COMPUTERS -- Data Processing.
COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- General.
COMPUTERS -- Information Technology.
COMPUTERS -- Machine Theory.
COMPUTERS -- Reference.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General.
Communication in learning and scholarship -- Technological innovations. (OCoLC)fst01982416
Cyberinfrastructure. (OCoLC)fst01746452
Information storage and retrieval systems. (OCoLC)fst00972781
Information technology. (OCoLC)fst00973089
Research -- Data processing. (OCoLC)fst01095179
Research -- Methodology. (OCoLC)fst01095216
Vetenskaplig elektronisk publicering.
Research Design.
Information Dissemination.
Information Management.
Indexed Term Store datamengder Informasjonsteknologi Datautvinning Forskningsmetoder Cyberspace
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Borgman, Christine L., 1951- Big data, little data, no data. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2015] 9780262028561 (DLC) 2014017233 (OCoLC)894491357
ISBN 9780262327862 (electronic bk.)
0262327864 (electronic bk.)
9780262028561 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0262028565 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000055335463
DEBBG BV044055995
DEBSZ 484737406
NZ1 16037337
ZWZ 191303143

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