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Big data, little data, no data : scholarship in the networked world

Author: Christine L Borgman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First MIT Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"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 [the author] points out in this examination of data and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine L Borgman
ISBN: 9780262529914 0262529912
OCLC Number: 957240765
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2015 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Computing & Information Sciences, presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers 2015
Description: xxv, 383 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Provocations --
What are data? --
Data scholarship --
Data diversity --
Data scholarship in the sciences --
Data scholarship in the social sciences --
Data scholarship in the humanities --
Releasing, sharing, and reusing data --
Credit, attribution, and discovery --
What to keep and why.
Responsibility: Christine L. Borgman.

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An examination of the uses of data within a changing knowledge infrastructure, offering analysis and case studies from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.  Read more...

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