This is a call for participants to register and attend the Big Data SIG satellite meeting on "Data Intelligence in Libraries: the Actual and Artificial perspectives", on 22 & 23 August 2019 at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt, Germany.

IFLA WLIC 2019 pre-conference satellite meeting

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt

22 – 23 August 2019

See: satellite meeting website

Registration fee: €60

The ability to derive insight and intelligence from data is an important requirement for all organisations operating in a data-intensive environment, none more so than in libraries.

The IFLA WLIC 2019 Big Data SIG preconference satellite meeting investigates the underlying considerations for administering scholarly, scientific and operations data in libraries.  It does so from the perspective of the human agent – the library professional and library user – and from that what the artificial agent needs to infer and learn from data:

  • the requirement for timely and insightful management information derived from library data generated by the use of online resources and library services;
  • the skills required by the information professional to derive insight from data, as well as the skills and techniques needed to use, wrangle and visualize data;
  • the infrastructures, frameworks and applications on which data gathering, cleaning, analysis and visualization is done;
  • the dependency of machine agents on reputable and curated scholarly data to derive intelligence from it through a process of knowledge engineering, and the role of libraries in making such data findable and available (open, linked and liberated);
  • the professional issues of data librarianship in transforming library collections into rich sources of scientific data.

Please join us in discussing these topics on 22 & 23 August 2019 at the German National Library in Frankfurt. For more information, and to register, please visit the satellite meeting website.