These visualizations show drug overdose deaths over time by West Virginia county, with particular consideration for areas that have implemented community programs to fight the problem and areas with high numbers of public service providers that might be able to develop these programs further.
This project for Professor Monica Maceli’s LIS-638 Web Development course employed methods of web form handling, user authentication, the forms of normalization for relational databases, data security basics,…
“‘Data-Drive Transparency’: Creation and Consequence of the Data-Public” analyzes the impact open government data programs have on society. The paper discusses how open government data, despite being marketed as democratic transparency initiative, results in the formation of a ‘data-public’ and the ascendance of neoliberal politics.
This mapping project examines stop and frisk data and public housing data.
As Big Data has emerged as the basis of modern research, fittingly it has also become apparent in research libraries. Data centers equipped with data librarians are becoming more prevalent. Information professionals serve as stewards of access and instruction to information resources, the tidal wave of datasets is no exception. Data librarians have emerged as specialists on data resources, tools and also data management plans that are required for research grant proposals. With more publically accessible datasets from government funded research, privacy ethics can fall on scientists and funding agencies. Librarians are poised, and in some cases required, to be part of the data revolution. Despite the specialty area of data librarianship, the information profession field should be aware of growing data-based research and the issues involved