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TILT 2023 Newsletter reminder and information

The IFLA IT Communications Team recently published the January 2023 issue of Trends and Issues in Library Technology (TILT) with a focus on Data, AI, Cultural Heritage and Agile Project management.  Read More

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  • 29 January 2023

Get Involved

Would you like to get involved with the Big Data SIG (BIGDATA SIG)? Here’s how: 1. Learn more about our projects and initiatives – contact our Convenor 2. Provide a translation for one of our resources 3.  Learn how to become a SIG Committee Member – follow our… Read More

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  • 21 December 2022

Why Big Data Matters: Perspectives from the Libraries

World Statistics Day is celebrated around the globe on 20 October quinquennially, first celebrated in 2010. The theme of the third World Statistics Day was “Connecting the world with data we can trust”, reflecting the importance of trust, authoritative data, innovation and public good in national statistical systems. The celebration of World Statistics Day is a global collaborative endeavour, organised under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission. See what Patrick Cher, Convenor of IFLA’s Big Data Special Interest Group has to say about why Big Data matters to libraries. Read More

  • News
  • 20 October 2022

Big Data Special Interest Group WLIC2021 sessions

Two events will be hosted by Big Data SIG during WLIC2021: - Better together: Creating solutions to the challenges of data use, reuse, and sharing - Library Carpentries: A 360 Degree Review of Supporting Data Science Skills Read More

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  • 23 July 2021
  • By: anonymous

Webinar – Where do we fit in 4IR ?

IFLA Information Technology Section - Open webinar series: quarterly online coffee talks with librarians and academics on emerging technologies Webinar #2: "Where do we fit into the 4IR: librarians' perceptions" - Follow-up Read More

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  • 30 October 2020
  • By: user

IFLA Statement on Libraries and Artificial Intelligence

The adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems in private and public spheres is rapidly growing. How can these developments impact both everyday practices and the broader social mission of libraries? IFLA’s new statement sets out some key principles. The rapid pace of AI development and… Read More

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  • 21 October 2020