the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Dr. Marc Kosciejew
Library, School, or Organization Name: University of Malta
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: North America (Ontario, Canada)
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Scholars, Students, Information Professionals, Librarians
Short Session Description (one line): An exploration of some of Big Data’s implications on information.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
The era of Big Data has arrived, marking the moment when the so-called Information Society realizes, and matures into, the implied promise of its name: that is, information, or data, becomes a defining feature of the world around us. It represents a new development in the history of information, ushering in a kind of Information 2.0 reality. This era emerged from the convergence of new and advanced technological devices and systems, their widespread adoption and use, the proliferation of ever-expanding amounts and kinds of data in almost every imaginable sphere of life, and the analysis and management of this information for diverse and novel purposes. This presentation explores some of Big Data’s implications on information – or Information 2.0 – including the concept and practices of datafication, the distinction between datafication and digitization, and the role of so-called Long Data. It also discusses some of Big Data’s limitations, specifically on how information is generated, gathered, stored, managed, used, and analyzed.