Archive: October 2014

Brown Bag: New Models of Scholarly Communication for Digital Scholarship, by Stephen Griffin, University of Pittsburgh

My colleague,  Stephen Griffin,  who is Visiting Professor and Mellon Cyberscholar at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences, presented this talk  as part of the Program on Information Science Brown Bag Series.  Steve is an expert in Digital Libraries and has a broad perspective on the evolution of library and information science — having had  a 32-year career at the National Science Foundation (NSF), as a Program Director in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems.

Examples of Big Data and Privacy Problems

Personal information continues to become more available, increasingly easy to link to individuals, and increasingly important for research. New laws, regulations and policies governing information privacy continue to emerge, increasing the complexity of management. Trends in information collection and management — cloud storage, “big” data, and debates about the right to limit access to published but personal information complicate data management, and make traditional approaches to managing confidential data decreasingly effective.