Big Data: Public Policy and the Exploding Digital Corpus
This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and affiliation. Attendees registered by Friday, November 19, 2010 will receive lunch and a name tag.
The body of digital information held by various entities is both staggering and constantly expanding. Each day we hear new reports of newly digitized "dark" archives, enhanced digital tracing techniques, data privacy breaches, and aggregated data sets. At the same time, much historically important information goes unrecorded - at least in any usable or enduring digital form. How do we reconcile the many different constituencies, technologies, uses, and norms into sensible policy? This conference will gather leading experts from a variety of domains to discuss the challenges of "big data" and the attendant policy considerations.
Keynote Speaker: David Weinberger, Author of Everything is Miscellaneous and the forthcoming Too Big to Know