Big Data Special Interest Group

Sponsored by: Information Technology Section

Big Data is one of the key trends identified in the 2013 IFLA Trend Report.

The Information Technology Section believes that there are diverse aspects of Big Data that need focused attention by IFLA over the next five years at least, including:

  • uses and benefits of Big Data from a library management context
  • the application  of Big Data from a library service and support perspective
  • the value-add role of libraries in Big Data
  • promote open source standards and frameworks for big data
  • public access to Big Data and e-Government
  • privacy and governance
  • technology related issues including:
    • rights to correct/update information
    • retention periods of information
    • infrastructure,  framework, and applications
    • organizing and accessing data
    • data mining, visualization, and analysis
    • data analytics (discovery and communication of meaningful patterns)

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Big Data, Special Interest Groups, Information technology

Last update: 2 February 2018