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Tuesday, 20th November 2012 Please login top-right to be able to star items

By Amy Affelt

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Industry focus on Big Data represents a huge opportunity for information professionals. In many senses, we have worked with Big Data for our entire careers. We can leverage that experience, along with our expert ability to locate, evaluate and transform data and information into knowledge products, in order to advance our organisations’ bottom lines.

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Amy Affelt is Director, Database Research, at Compass Lexecon, a global economic consultancy, where she finds, analyses and transforms information and data into knowledge deliverables for PhD economists who testify as experts in litigation. She is also an author and conference speaker on topics such as adding value to information, evaluating information integrity and quality and marketing information services. She has a BA in history, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master's degree in library and information science from Dominican University.

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