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ERIC Number: ED564458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-17
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Big Data: Laying the Groundwork. ECAR Working Group Paper
Almes, Guy T.; Hillegas, Curtis W.; Lance, Timothy; Lynch, Clifford A.; Monaco, Gregory E.; Mundrane, Michael R.; Zottola, Ralph J.
This paper is part of series of the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) Working Group. The topic of big data continues to receive a great deal of publicity because of its promise for opening new avenues of scholarly discovery and commercial opportunity. The ability to sift rapidly through massive amounts of data, for example, is resulting in new kinds of scientific discoveries and is making information about Internet-browsing habits more accessible and usable to the commercial sector. Understanding the issues associated with this topic is particularly important on our campuses, where the Internet plays a vital role in managing and providing access to big data sets for research and in helping generate big enterprise data sets from the day-to-day business of the university. This paper, the first in the series, introduces and sets the groundwork for a series of briefs that establish the role that big data plays in campus cyberinfrastructure (CI); point out issues of concern around big data and campus CI, support, and development; and present findings and recommendations. [For the second paper in the series, "Big Data in the Campus Landscape: Basic Infrastructure Support. ECAR Working Group Paper," see ED564457; for the third paper in the series, "Big Data in the Campus Landscape: Security and Privacy. ECAR Working Group Paper," see ED564587; and for the fourth paper in the series, "Big Data in the Campus Landscape: Curation. ECAR Working Group Paper," see ED564588.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR)