SCUP 2016 Mid-Atlantic Symposium:
Big Data: Academy Research, Facilities, and Infrastructure Implications and Opportunities
May 13, 2016 | Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
This is the age of big data. How do we plan for it? Where will it take us?
Since their inception, colleges and universities have been collectors of knowledge content. Initially, that content was stored within the minds of faculty, then in books and scholarly publications. We built campuses in no small part to house those faculty and to catalogue those books. Today, the content that colleges and universities collect is increasingly finer, and in evermore dizzying volumes. We have built vast infrastructures to support our collections.
Join your colleagues to understand how to plan for this age of big data and where it will take us.
Develop a working definition of "big data" as it relates to academics, research, and institutional mission.
Identify the critical concerns and opportunities for colleges and universities and the data they collect.
Outline a plan for collecting, managing, and analyzing an institution's data.
Evaluate infrastructure options, building systems, design strategies, and operational concerns that support an institution's goals for data collection and access.
Continuing Education Credits (for the day):
AIA LU 5.5 units (SCUPM16M101)
First Associate Director for Data Science
National Institutes of Health
Associate Dean, Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
Todd J. Fehd
Holder Construction Group LLC
Danuta A. Nitecki
Dean of Libraries and Professor, College of Computing and Informatics
T. Scott Plutchak
Director, Digital Data Curation Strategies
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Paul A. Pusecker
Chief Administrative Officer
University of Delaware
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg