Big Data Research Support at the Penn State University
Adoption of “big data” techniques and data science methods has increased rapidly in institutions of higher education as the scientific potential of these approaches is recognized. However, big data approaches also pose significant challenges, particularly in areas of research ethics, scholarly infrastructure, and research support services. This report identifies ways the University Libraries can best support big data researchers at Penn State through interviews and its qualitative analysis. The study grounding our recommendations was conducted in the fall and spring of 2020/2021, and was part of a larger, collective effort by 20 institutions of higher education in the United States. The study was led by ITHAKA S+R, a not-for-profit research and consulting organization that provides research and strategic guidance to help the academic and cultural communities serve the public good and navigate economic, technological, and demographic change. Each local study group recruited researchers, conducted interviews, identified issues and needs, compiled results, and recommended services and support for big data researchers. This report presents recommendations specific to Penn State University Libraries that aim to support the big data research community at Penn State.
|Big Data Research Support at the Penn State University
|An ITHAKA S + R Local Report
|CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
|October 1, 2021
|October 01, 2021
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