Daily Archives: October 6, 2015

Algorithms aren’t enough: why the Human Perspective is essential to Big Data

What if the scientific method were no longer necessary? A bold statement, but one that Wired’s Chris Anderson posits in his 2008 article, extolling the virtues of “Big Data.” Looping back to Anderson’s original premise on the ascendency of Big … Continue reading

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The many paths to Content Discovery: a Librarian’s perspective

The role of the librarian is to connect users to information. We do so by organizing and managing content and its connection points, but our role goes further by making content “social” so that it’s findable. According to Ulrich’s, a … Continue reading

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What is an Academic Journal?

We spend much time these days wondering when the academic journal as we know it will cease to exist. Opinions on the future of journals vary widely. There are those who say it will live forever and others who see … Continue reading

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Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. As researchers who have, for years, studied how employees thrive, we were surprised to discover that people who belong to them report levels of thriving that approach an average of 6 … Continue reading

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