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Marcie Granahan,
NFAIS Executive Director
Big data. It’s more than just a catch-phrase for the information services community. Eefke Smit of the International Association of STM Publishers predicted during a recent NFAIS Webinar that research data discovery will be one of the biggest issues of the coming decade. Still in its infancy, I tend to agree, as the reuse, sharing and publication of research data cuts across government, commercial, nonprofit, and academic research sectors.

If you missed Research Data Publication, Part I: The Current Landscape , you can still order the archived recording of the event. NFAIS members receive one free archived recording annually as part of their membership.

My top three picks from the past year include Research Data Publication, Part I: The Current Landscape; EBSCO’s Kate Lawrence’s excellent presentation on How Content Providers and Libraries Can Fuel Customer Satisfaction; and John Regazzi on Infonomics and the Business of Free: Modern Value Creation for Information Services. If you missed any of these events, I encourage you to take advantage of the learning materials in our educational archives.

Big data, open data and research data are increasingly in the news, and this week’s issue of NFAIS Advances includes an article on "Feds look to developers to improve big data, open source projects."  Don’t forget to join the discussion in the NFAIS Advances Community Forum. We hope you enjoy this week’s issue of NFAIS Advances! As always, we welcome your feedback.


Marcie Granahan
Executive Director
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