Thanks, Dr. Karen Plaut for the most memorable line from Day 1 of the Data Information Literacy Symposium. Her quote (see title!) is in reply to the question “Why do I care about data information literacy?” Dr. Plaut also mentioned that the vast majority of data – from sensors, from satellites, from bioinformatics – is going unused. And, how many data files are lost on hard drives from mis-naming and file iterations? Dr. Plaut wondered if this data will become the record of the human race in the future? We can’t even imagine the uses and re-uses that future historians and researchers may investigate using the data generated today.
I’m reading this tonight: New Roles for New Times: Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries
I will spend time with this web site: Planning a Data Management Curriculum and Requirements for a Collaborative Repository
OK – I will need lots of time…see all DIL Links
And I’ll sleep on the bigger questions in hopes that – collectively – we will find answers tomorrow at Day 2!