Text and data mining of large datasets is often described as the new frontier for science and research. By enabling links to be made between otherwise unconnected documents, it is already generating new knowledge and discoveries in areas as diverse as biological science, particle physics, and media and communications. It also creates opportunities for innovation that have huge potential economic and social value.
What will the webinar cover?
Benjamin White (Head of Intellectual Property at the British Library) will provide a clear introduction to what text and data mining is, and how it differs from other methods of information retrieval - for example online search engines and resource discovery tools.
He will discuss the copyright framework, and the changes needed so that libraries can help researchers to advance knowledge, as well as how requirements for text and data mining impact on licence agreements with publishers.
After the presentation, there will be a question and answer session with Benjamin and Ben O’Steen, a researcher in the area of digital scholarship at the British Library, who can talk from personal experience about how text and data mining is transforming research.
The webinar is hosted by the EIFL-Licensing Programme and the EIFL-IP (Copyright and Libraries) Programme.
- Value and benefits of text mining, JISC (2012)
- A new clause on text and data mining has recently been added to the EIFL Model Licence, and this important amendment was covered in an EIFL-Licensing webinar in October 2013.
Date: Thursday 6 February 2014
Time: 10.00 GMT, 11.00 CET for one hour. Check the time in your country by going here and comparing GMT or CET with your city/country time.
Who can participate: Numbers are limited so priority will be given to librarians from EIFL-partner countries. Others who wish to attend will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified a few days before the webinar if there is space.
How to register: Please email rebecca.neilson [at] eifl.net with the following details:
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