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Open Access Week speaker will talk about scholarly communication in an era of big data

Researchers face many obstacles when utilizing large data sets and computational research in their findings, including how to provide access to data and software used to create published results, and what metadata and tools should accompany digital published research.

Victoria Stodden, associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will tackle some of these challenges when she speaks at Virginia Tech this week as part of the University Libraries’ Open Access Week.

Stodden’s keynote address is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in Davidson Hall, room 281, at 1040 Drillfield Drive in Blacksburg. The event is free and open to the public.

Stodden’s talk, “Scholarly Communication in the Era of Big Data and Big Computation” will also outline how researchers can use reproducibility to frame a scholarly record that incorporates computational research.

Read more about Victoria Stodden and Open Access Week at VT News.