Trust, Privacy, Big Data, and e-Book Readers

The Scholarly Kitchen

fear-441402_640At the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair this year, a pre-meeting session was held called CONTEC. This follow-up to the much beloved, but now defunct, O’Reilly Tools of Change conference brought together an interesting mix of leadership from traditional publishers, new start-ups, more traditional supply chain management, and a mix of speakers from outside the conventional publishing realm. One of those speakers was Viktor Mayer-Schönberger of the Oxford Internet Institute who discussed trends in big data. His talk was based on some of the topics discussed in his best-selling book, Big Data, co-authored with Kenneth Neil Cukier.

Data has been the topic of many a conversation in the past several years, particularly in the scientific community, which is awash in it and has undertaken many efforts to better manage it and better incorporate it into the scientific publication workflow. Data analysis and process management in business…

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