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Lightning Talk

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At one institution, Ph.D. candidates are increasingly seeking highly specific and expensive datasets. This lightning talk will highlight solving a data access problem for news and public records data. In 2020, a Ph.D. candidate reached out to the business and business librarian when they were hitting licensing issues with huge data downloads from Factiva and ProQuest. This talk will explore different solutions and potential pitfalls surrounding the problem. These data requests are occurring more frequently. The talk will also touch upon how they could be approached differently in the future.

Available for download on Monday, October 11, 2021

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Oct 11th, 1:00 PM

Phd Candidates and Solving Data Conundrums

At one institution, Ph.D. candidates are increasingly seeking highly specific and expensive datasets. This lightning talk will highlight solving a data access problem for news and public records data. In 2020, a Ph.D. candidate reached out to the business and business librarian when they were hitting licensing issues with huge data downloads from Factiva and ProQuest. This talk will explore different solutions and potential pitfalls surrounding the problem. These data requests are occurring more frequently. The talk will also touch upon how they could be approached differently in the future.