Please join the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship’s Scholarly Communication Program for “Research Without Borders: Big Open Data”, our second event of the academic year in our Research Without Borders panel discussion series. This event will take place from 2-4pm on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 in Presidential Rooms 2 & 3 on the 3rd Floor of Columbia’s Faculty House. It is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How are large amounts of data managed, made sense of, and made accessible? What are the challenges of working with large open datasets, and how are different academic disciplines making use of them? In this panel discussion, researchers will explore “big open data” from three perspectives: the humanities, journalism, and the social web.
David Wrisley, Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Civilization Sequence Program at the American University of Beirut; Medieval Fellow at Fordham University’s Center for Medieval Studies.
Jonathan Stray, Fellow at Columbia University’s Tow School for Digital Journalism; lead on the development of the Associated Press and the Knight Foundation Overview Project, an open-source document archive analysis system for investigative journalists.
Alice Marwick, Assistant Professor at Fordham University’s Communications and Media Studies Department; academic affiliate at the Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) at Fordham Law School.
David Park, Dean of Strategic Initiatives at Columbia University; senior advisor to the Executive Vice President and Dean of Faculty of the Arts and Sciences; member of Columbia University’s Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering New Media Center; Director of Special Projects at the Applied Statistics Center; founding member of Columbia University’s Digital Storytelling Lab.
Join the discussion on Twitter at #rwob. For more information about Research Without Borders, visit the Scholarly Communication Program website at scholcomm.columbia.edu.