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'Bibliomining Across America' Tour Comes to SU on March 24th

"Bibliomining Across America" Tour to Include the School of Information Studies

Dr. Scott Nicholson, an assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University will include a stop at Syracuse University as part of his travels across the country to library schools giving a half-day workshop on bibliomining, or data mining for libraries.  The workshop will be open, free of charge, to library students, faculty, and local librarians.  The Syracuse session will be held on Thursday, March 24th, 1:00- 4:00 p.m. in room 1-218 in the Center for Science and Technology.
Scott coined the term bibliomining in 2002, and is the creator of the Bibliomining Information Center and works with Syracuse students to maintain AskScott, a guide to Web search tools. He was selected as the Professor of the Year by the students of the School of Information Studies in 2004. He has worked as a reference librarian and as a statistician for Citigroup, and combines both in his bibliomining work. His research areas are library measurement and evaluation, digital reference, Web search tools, and distance education.
The non-technical workshop is ideal for those familiar with libraries who would like to learn more about the data in library systems, data warehousing, data mining, and library evaluation. The objective of the three-hour workshop is for attendees to gain an appreciation of the bibliomining process and learn about resources that will provide the next steps in the learning process.
Scott's 2005 tour includes stops at:
  • Syracuse University (Thursday, March 24, IST 1-218) +
  • Rutgers in New Jersey (Thursday, March 30, 2005)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Case Western University (Friday, April 8th, 2005, RSVP to
  • OCLC, Columbus (April 14, 9:30-11am, Kilgour Auditorium, RSVP to
  • University of Pittsburgh (April 18, 2005)
  • University of Texas at Austin (April 26th, 2005)
  • University of Puerto Rico (September 2005)
  • University of Washington at Seattle (October 2005 - tentative)
  • University of British Columbia (October 2005 - tentative)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (October 2005)
To RSVP for the free workship send an email to:  
To learn more about the workshop, visit You can learn more about Scott and follow his travels at and read many of his works at

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