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Session description: In order to properly advocate for your library, you need to understand the impact of your services. As you assess the impact of your services, you have the opportunity to collect large amounts of complex data. This raises questions about what data is collected, how it is stored, and how it is used for advocacy.
This session will go over the basics of ”Big Data” and “Data Science” in order to discuss how those concepts can be used in libraries of all types.
Learning outcomes: Session participants can expect to learn the following:
General understanding of Big Data and Data Science
Relationship between these concepts and the work/skills of library staff
Application of these concepts to your organizations, including analyzing large amounts of complex data for advocacy
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