Professors, students, librarians, researchers, along with friends and family, gathered to celebrate Dr. Christine Borgman’s new book on February 25, 2015. The event was titled “Little Data. No Data. Big Celebration”, a wordplay on the title of the book “Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World.” Besides Professor Borgman who presented her book, speakers at the event included Professor Jonathan Furner, IS Department Chair, who lead the discussion, Kent Wada, Strategic IT Policy and Chief Privacy Officer, Virginia Steel, University Librarian, and Janice Reiff, Professor of History and Chair of Academic Senate. Dr. Borgman talked about issues such as variety of data, reuse across place and time, open access policies, attribution of data and responsibilities, and shed light over complexities of data issues. Kent Wada, who co-chairs together with Dr. Borgman the Data Governance Task Force, highlighted privacy and security issues around data in universities and the importance of outlining principles and policies to protect privacy. Virginia Steel discussed the shifting role of the librarians and the challenges they face when helping researchers in dealing with research data and preparing data management plans. Janice Reiff talked about issues of ownership, responsibilities and policies around data in the context of privacy and long-term curation. The panel discussion was followed by a questions and answers session and book signing.


CB new book presentation-2015