Home > DocuBase > Article

« All DocuBase Articles

 

Follow DocuTicker on Twitter   Feed

Thursday, 13th March 2014

Big and Open Data Position Paper

Source: Networked and Electronic Media Initiative

From Executive Summary:

From the NEM community perspective, Big and Open data is becoming a hot topic as far as most of the content will be stored in the future in data centers and there is a need to optimize the usage of such infrastructure. This huge amount of data provided by the content sector (business content but also user generated content) will have to be stored, manipulated and retrieved from any one in the easiest way and on any type of devices. In addition, content will become more and more heterogeneous due to the multiplication of formats used by the end user devices. This increasing complexity needs further research activities that are highlighted in this position paper.

This document addresses several aspects (but not all) of the Big and Open data domains and tries to provide a research agenda for the next years.

The NEM sector is vast and covers the entire data value chain, from creation, manipulation, distribution, search, and privacy; and these techniques are all very relevant for Big and Open Data. Big data technologies are nowadays mandatory to provide new forms of content in an ATAWAD (anytime, anyway, anydevices) seamless way, it enables providers to reach more and more people while optimizing the content storage in a sustainable and scalable way. Open data technologies are complementary as far as they allow organizations to offer to end users or to third parties the possibility to use and repurpose content for new usages and applications. It is very relevant for administrative content but also for any companies which could develop new business through data opening.

In addition to technical aspects, this paper also provides some useful input on societal impact mainly linked to privacy as far as content becomes more accessible to anyone when it is stored in the cloud. These data will be available to anyone unless we are able to provide mechanisms which offer to users the possibility to withdraw exhaustively their content and to provide secure data-tight clusters.

+ Direct link to document (PDF; 1.5 MB)


Category:

Source:

Views: 1990


Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

More articles by Adrian Janes »



Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.

« All DocuBase Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article A FreePint Year in Review
    Wednesday, 28th January 2015

    FreePint reflects on content published in 2014 and how the business has made a difference to readers and customers over the last year.

  • Click to view the article A Deep Dive into Information Discovery
    Tuesday, 27th January 2015

    Series co-producer James Mullan reflects on the content published to date in the FreePint Topic Series "Making Information Visible" and highlights upcoming articles around information discovery as well as Webinars and Community of Practice events on the horizon.

  • Click to view the article Introducing the Series Producers - FreePint Topic Series "Making Information Visible"
    Tuesday, 27th January 2015

    Robin Neidorf interviews the co-producers of the new FreePint Topic Series "Making Information Visible", Martin White and James Mullan, to find out about their experiences and expertise across the field of information discovery, and asks them what they think the series will bring to the FreePint audience.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"Thanks for an interesting hour - felt like I was able to step back and think about my profession, vs. only the next task/project. I needed ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »







 

 
 
 

Subscribe

Receive the DocuTicker Newsletter each week.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Sources

All DocuBase Sources »

Source Categories

All Source Categories »

Archive

All Archives »