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Andrew Grave Overcoming common data analytics risks
23rd November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A recent Jinfo Webinar addressed how to "Identify - and overcome - the most common data analytics risks". Andrew Grave reports - and highlights which areas the risks impact on and how to address risks and how to identify which you can address... and which you should prioritise.

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Andrew Lucas Factiva - unleashing the power of data
18th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Andrew Lucas talks to William Ashworth, general manager, and Matthew Donahue, market specialist director, of Dow Jones's Knowledge and Insight division, about how Factiva is embracing data analytics as part of its initiative to "unlock the power of Factiva".

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Chris Porter Natural Language Generation tools - focus on Automated Insights
18th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As part of the Jinfo Research Focus on data analytics, Chris Porter looks at tools for generating textual narratives automatically out of structured data. He also asks what role information professionals can play in implementing these tools and gets insights from NLG specialist Automated Insights.

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Shimrit Janes Buyers and sellers collaborate on the data analytics challenge
17th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Shimrit Janes reports on how Jinfo Community sessions brought together data suppliers and data purchasers to share their concerns, their lessons learned, and to start to forge a way forward in areas such as data analytics, data resources and licensing terms.

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Amy Affelt Librarians and data scientists - rivals, replacements, or reciprocal relationship?
15th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The skills required to work in data science are not dissimilar to those required of information professionals. Are librarians being replaced by data scientists? Or, are librarians actually working as data scientists?  Is it possible for the two to work side-by-side in complementary and mutually beneficial roles? Amy Affelt investigates.

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Sue Jenkins Data analytics - challenges of combining internal data with open data
7th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The advent of "big data" blurs the distinction between internal and external information. Sensitive and confidential issues notwithstanding, the knowledge that can be obtained from breadth, depth and sheer volume of data, can be immeasurably more powerful than traditional, more linear methods. Sue Jenkins explains why information professionals continue to offer unmatched skills in this new era.

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Andrew Grave How to get involved in data analytics
28th October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's recent webinar was titled "Create your plan to prepare for data analytics" and focused on the practical steps enabling an information team to prepare a plan for data analytics and contribute their expertise. Andrew Grave reports.

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Andrew Lucas Key concepts in data analytics
27th October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As part of the Jinfo Research Focus "Data analytics - ready your information service", Andrew Lucas tries to take some the mystery out of data analytics by providing a guide to a number of the key concepts that are used, from data lakes to NoSQL, and looks at why information professionals should be at the heart of the new world.

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Sophie Alexander Exploring citizen-derived geographic data
26th October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Crowdsourced geographic information can be of immense help in areas such as disaster management and environmental monitoring. Sophie Alexander reports on how citizen-generated, crowdsourced data has played an important part in events such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and how best practices are being developed in this area of big data.

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Sophie Alexander Analysing Springshare LibInsight - a mini review
21st October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Springshare's LibInsight is a big data tool for libraries that allows them to record, track, and analyse library data. Competitors include SirsiDynix BLUEcloud Library Services Platform and Counting Opinions LibPAS.

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