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Introductions!
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Hi,
I'm Digital Resources Manager at Boulder PL, part of the Flatirons Library Consortium [with Sarah J. at Louisville].  Most of my job is collection development, databases, eCollections, etc., but I also submit a quarterly report to the director that summarizes lots of disparate data from other sources. Also, I am recently the "data steward" for City of Boulder's Open Data project. 
My main interests/concerns with data collection have to do with the methodology of data collection, standardization of data terms (are we all talking about the same thing?), reliability and accuracy of the data we collect.  I am in the 'trenches', in that I  supply the 'numbers', but not the evaluative, strategic action on those numbers. I hope to refine/learn techniques that will insure my data collection is accurate from the source. It seems imperative to me that we compare methods, language, and definitions, prior to any analysis we undertake. 

My data heroes:


Stephen Few: Perceptual Edge: We are overwhelmed by information, not because there is too much, but because we don't know how to tame it. Information lies stagnant in rapidly expanding pools as our ability to collect and warehouse it increases, but our ability to make sense of and communicate it remains inert, largely without notice.
Edward Tufte: Da Vinci of data. 
John Wilbanks: Libraries are "uniquely poised" to deliver the information commons. Founder of Science Commons. [/url]
[url=http://orweblog.oclc.org/]Lorcan Dempsey
: He first identified the attention deficit for libraries: "Information is abundant, attention is scarce."
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