Register today for this Virtual Seminar on Text and Data Mining!

One-Day Virtual Workshop


Monday, March 21, 2015

11:00 AM-4:30 PM (EDT)


Featured Experts:

J. Stephen Downie, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, New Ventures, Copyright Clearance Center

Rachel Lammey
Product Manager, CrossRef

Darby Orcutt
Assistant Head, Collection Management, North Carolina State University

More speakers to be announced!


Got a conflict with the date or time? Don't worry! NFAIS One-Day Virtual Workshops are recorded and archived, so you can view a session later at a more convenient time.

Text and Data Mining Developing Policies and Practices in a Changing Discovery Landscape

At a recent Association of Research Libraries event, Professor Geoffrey Boulton of the University of Edinburgh indicated the most critical areas of scientific practice - that is, text and data-mining (TDM) practices - were in danger of being curtailed by content providers' licensing agreements.

From the perspective of scientists, TDM is known as non-consumptive research, a phrase coined originally by Google in the context of its Google Books project. This means the electronic information resources licensed by institutions are being used as a foundational test bed for seeking patterns in data through the use of algorithms and similar computational tools. Individual works, whether articles or books, are neither examined (as in read) nor displayed.

While some content providers have developed policies and practices for enabling this form of research, TDM represents an area of increasing uncertainty for others, operating across a spectrum of scholarly and research environments.

In this NFAIS Virtual Workshop, our distinguished set of presenters will explore the nature - and offer their sense of the future - around this fast-changing and increasingly important discovery methodology. 

Who should attend this NFAIS Workshop: scholarly researchers, publishers, librarians, government officials, scholarly society and foundation staff, information services consultants

Attendees of this Workshop will gain practical knowledge and understanding of:

  • Where we are today with TDM
  • Common TDM practices researchers are using in their research efforts
  • What university libraries would like to see in their licensing agreements in support of research efforts
  • What services are emerging in support of TDM and whether third-party services are helping make TDM easier and more efficient

Please note: you can register to attend onsite or virtual! The costs to attend this Virtual Workshop are: $395 for NFAIS members, $415 for Allied Societies* and $445 for non-members. Group rates for three or more attendees are available plus special rates for virtual attendance.  

*Allied Societies: LYRASIS, CENDI, ICSTI, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of AAP, the Association of American University Presses, NISO and ASIS&T.

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