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Saturday, November 7 • 10:45am - 11:15am
Data Mining at Scale(s): Collaborating to Build Sharable Skill Sets and Data Sets

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Data mining methods enable researchers to recognize patterns within a mass of texts, but the same methods can also offer a more targeted glimpse on a smaller scale. As text and data mining become further embedded in contemporary research practices, navigating and mapping out the process will become increasingly vital. This session will offer an overview of the licensing, commercial, and research-oriented lessons learned during a collaborative data mining pilot conducted between Syracuse University Libraries and ProQuest.

The pilot project at Syracuse University mobilized a range of teams at both organizations to facilitate data mining research centered on a question best answered though keen attention to one historical periodical’s presentation of a single specific type of information over time. During the course of this partnership, both Syracuse University Libraries and ProQuest encountered a range of questions surrounding content rights, internal workflow processes, data distribution models, and data mining skill sets.

The panel of presenters will share their first-hand experience and discuss how they worked together to address each road-block in order to help others learn to navigate some of the challenges and opportunities raised by the proliferation of data-driven research within the academy.


Doug Duhaime

Text and Data Mining Product Manager, ProQuest
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Scott Warren

Associate Dean for Research Excellence, Syracuse University
Scott Warren is the Associate Dean for Research Excellence at Syracuse University Libraries. His portfolio includes the departments of Research & Scholarship, Acquisitions & Cataloging, and Digital Stewardship, as well as the University Press.
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Patrick Williams

Humanities Librarian, Lead for Digital & Open Scho, Syracuse University

Saturday November 7, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am EST
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites