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Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Program PDF is also available.
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Monday, December 9 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
3.6.2 Encouraging the Ecosystem: Growing Unique Partnerships Through Data Science

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The evolving national data science ecosystem is encouraging libraries across the country to support the development of data-focused analytic and problem-solving skills. By reaching out to K-12 schools, participating in professional development programs, supporting students, instructors and researchers, university libraries are uniquely positioned to answer the growing demand for data experts and a data-savvy workforce. Building on libraries' success as hosts of makerspaces, artificial intelligence labs, and design thinking spaces, we will examine the benefits of centralized spaces where scholars can partner in data-driven consultations and collaborations. With federal support for the development of new theories and tools, and a focus on a modern, data educated workforce, almost every institution of higher education in Rhode Island is participating in this exciting new multidimensional and interdisciplinary movement. Connecting these efforts to reports from the National Academies and other scholarly and data science educational groups, this briefing will explore the unprecedented partnerships forming nationally, in Rhode Island and at the University of Rhode Island (URI), to meet data-focused challenges in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data. We will examine the role of university libraries as data providers and share the joys and challenges of developing educational and research-focused data science programs.


Joan Peckham

Professor, Computer Science/Big Data Collaborative Coordinator, University of Rhode Island
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Karim Boughida

Dean, Universities Libraries, URI

Monday December 9, 2019 5:15pm - 6:15pm EST
Congressional A (West Wing)