Getting connected

A significant part of  data analytics is building your knowledge base, including human expertise. A good website for both practices is

There are lots of blogs and articles in this searchable website, as well as news about trainings and jobs.

Predictive analytics webinar

June 2, 2015 at 9am PDT is scheduled for the  Data Science Central Webinar Event: From Insight to Action: Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics sponsored by IBM.

Predictive analytics has become an imperative for organizations as they strive to incorporate data-driven decision making into their processes by understanding potential future outcomes. Prescriptive analytics can then build on this foundation by answering the eternal question “What should we do about this?”

Learn how IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics can help uncover patterns and trends in  data and how IBM Decision Optimization can be leveraged to incorporate those insights into optimal decisions.
Mikhail Lakirovich, Product Marketing Manager, IBM
Hosted by: Tim Matteson, Co-Founder, Data Science Central

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ACRL Metrics book

ACRL has released Meaningful Metrics: A 21st Century Librarian’s Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Research Impact by Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt. This activity-filled book serves to introduce readers to the fast-paced world of research metrics from the perspective of academic librarians and LIS practitioners. It begins with the essential histories of bibliometrics and altmetrics, and continues with in-depth descriptions of the core tools and emerging issues at stake in the future of both fields