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Text and Data Mining Symposium

The nature of research is changing. What is the potential of text & data mining (TDM)to impact on this? How are researchers today using TDM to cope with the ever-increasing amount of information available? Are funder and publisher policies adapting to reflect both the legal right UK researcher have to mine published literature and the new possibilities TDM now present? These are some of the questions we will be asking in this day of talks, workshops and discussions.

 

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The reliability of Wikipedia... and what you can do to help

An event by the Betty & Gordon Moore Library
Is Wikipedia a reliable source of information? What can you do to help make it better?
In this session we will have a talk and Q&A session to discuss these questions and more. We will explore the history of Wikipedia, what happens behind the scenes to make it all work, how information is fact-checked and kept trustworthy, as well as the role of the extensive Wikipedia editorial community. There will also be a free sandwich lunch.

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Introduction to Wikidata

An event by the Betty & Gordon Moore Library

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The many faces of the Wikimedia Universe

An event by the Betty & Gordon Moore Library
This session will open with a talk and Q&A session exploring Wikidata, ContentMine, and WikiCite. The talk will cover how Wikidata relates to the systematic text mining of the scientific literature, as well as the creation on Wikidata of an open collection of bibliographical and citation data. There will also be a free sandwich lunch.

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Crossing Borders: an introduction to public debate on social media

Academic research can play a vital role in shaping public debates, from correcting misinformation to uncovering alternative perspectives and challenging bias. But how can researchers make their voices heard on controversial topics when debate is sharply polarised? Sharing research on social media my reach new audiences, but how far should academics go in tailoring content to fit social media users’ expectations and attention spans?

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Crossing Borders: an introduction to public debate on social media

Academic research can play a vital role in shaping public debates, from correcting misinformation to uncovering alternative perspectives and challenging bias. But how can researchers make their voices heard on controversial topics when debate is sharply polarised? Sharing research on social media my reach new audiences, but how far should academics go in tailoring content to fit social media users’ expectations and attention spans?

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Reflective Practice Workshop (For Librarians)

Being a reflective practitioner is something that doesn’t come naturally for many of us but it can be a surprisingly easy skill to develop. As well as helping you to think critically about yourself and your service, being able to reflect can help you to deal with feedback, prepare you for job interviews and become more confident.

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Emerging from the Chrysalis - Transforming Libraries for the Future

Join the OSC for an exciting opportunity to hear a preview of Dr Danny Kingsley's keynote for the upcoming CONUL2017 conference. Feedback on both the talk and the topic are encouraged!

Emerging from the Chrysalis - Transforming Libraries for the Future

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