Collective Insight: Driven by Shared Data
Eric Forte, OCLC
Meryl Cinnamon, OCLC
Heather Lea Moulaison, SISLT, University of Missouri
In recent years organizations have begun using data in new and exciting ways. Phrases like “linked data,” “big data,” and “data visualization” have permeated these discussions, signaling a broader trend toward data-driven insight and integration of libraries into the wider Web. Data is an essential driver of success. What do we know about our collections and resources, who uses them, and how? How do we share and use data within the library community and the information industry to gain greater insight? How do we utilize this data to reach out our users on the web?