Big Data: The Benefits of Freeing Data Tools and Sources

Sponsored by SAGE Publishing

Recorded on 06/19/2018
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 49

In this final episode about big data research, we focus on the utility of pulling data sets out of the desk drawer and making them available for wider examination and manipulation. Ian also dives into the problems that can arise when research funders don’t take into account the specialized tools researchers sometimes develop to dig into their data and how the loss of those tools can result in heterogeneous methodologies that complicate interpreting huge data sets.


About the guests:

Caroline Muglia

Caroline Muglia is Head, Resource Sharing, Co-Associate Dean, Collections at University of Southern California Libraries.

Ian Mulvaney

Ian Mulvaney is Head of Product Innovation at SAGE Publishing.

Andy Rutkowski

Andy Rutkowski is Visualization Specialist at USC’s Von Kleinsmid Center Library.

Eimmy Solis

Eimmy Solis is Social Sciences Data Librarian at USC’s Von Kleinsmid Center Library.


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About the Music:
The intro and outro music in The Authority File is “Grapes,” mixed by I dunno. The transition music is “Peace ( There’s A better Way ),” mixed by Loveshadow. The music is available on ccMixter, and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (cc-by 4.0).