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Thursday, 16th August 2012 Please login top-right to be able to star items

By Sarah Hinton

Abstract:

"Big data" is the buzzword of 2012, but what does it really mean for most of us? Sarah Hinton provides a practical guide to thinking about the role of big data, where it may come into play in research or corporate information practice, and how to stay informed on this topic as it continues to evolve.

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Sarah Hinton is information manager at Sagentia Ltd. She began her career in government libraries and moved into the corporate sector 16 years ago working as a solo information specialist. She has represented the business sector on CILIP's Information Literacy committee and contributed a chapter for The Information Literacy Cookbook (Chandos, 2007). She blogs at The Disruptive Searcher.

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