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Why Data is the New Oil

Oil has traditionally been considered one of the most valuable physical assets for the last few centuries. But this important commodity may have a new replacement: Data. The arrival of the computer and subsequent evolution of internet has created a human reliance on technology. It has given birth to the importance of data. The top… Read the full article…


MSLIS Internship Close-Up: Data Librarianship

Of all the iSchool’s focus areas for MSLIS students, I knew the least about our focus on data librarianship. I came to Syracuse with the goal of becoming a public librarian. I didn’t think that courses like IST 659- Data Administration Concepts and Database Management, IST 676- Foundations of Digital Data, IST- 681 Metadata, or… Read the full article…


IM Student Brings Data Science to City Hall

In 2011, former three-term mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, launched a $20+M initiative through Bloomberg Philanthropies whose goal was to give cities the financial capability to spark, attract, and cultivate innovation. Syracuse, NY became one of those cities in the fall of 2014. The awarding of this Bloomberg Grant to Syracuse entailed the use… Read the full article…


7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Barbara Stripling

(Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of posts profiling the iSchool’s Library and Information Science faculty. Check out previous 7 Question posts with R. David Lankes, Renee F. Hill, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Jian Qin, and Marilyn Arnone) Barbara Stripling, or Barb, emanates both kindness and innate leadership. Her care for each student is reflected in her… Read the full article…



7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Jian Qin

(Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts profiling the iSchool’s Library and Information Science faculty.Check out previous 7 Question posts with R. David Lankes, Renee F. Hill and Jill Hurst-Wahl) Jian Qin is a great champion for the intermingling of librarianship and data science. Her excitement about the interesting ways it can be used… Read the full article…





3 Data Visualization Tools for Students

Starting off my last semester of college I was ready for a low-stress class load full of Beer and Wine appreciation and Zumba Step. However, one of my friends shared how excited she was to be taking a Data Visualization class, so I decided to tag along. I registered for NEW300 as part of the Digital Media 3… Read the full article…