"The Internet of Things: Impacting Scientific Data and Information Flows"
Friday, December 9, 2016 | 9:00 am - 4:45 pm EST
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine
Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., NW, Room 100
Co-sponsored by CENDI, National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US), and the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information
The Internet of Things (IoT) has become more than just a buzzword in technology circles. It’s even fair to say the IoT has evolved into a mature concept impacting a broad range of business sectors, especially including government data collection, information services, and scholarly research.
Dubbed the "the infrastructure of the information society” by the Global Standards Initiative on Internet of Things, the IoT essentially is the practice of connecting any device or physical structure – including vehicles or buildings – to the Internet wherein data can be collected and exchanged. The IoT represents significant potential to advance scholarly research and communication, yet what are the implications for government agencies and information services when it comes to the IoT? How will researchers leverage the IoT to enable groundbreaking advances in their fields of study? What role are federal agency libraries playing, in concert with their private sector partners, to take advantage of the IoT in fulfilling their missions?
To explore this topic in-depth, join CENDI, NFAIS, Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US) and the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information for a one-day workshop, Friday, December 9, 2016, for data professionals on the evolving concept of the “Internet of Things” and its impact on scientific data and information management.