|The Data Cookbook User Group Meeting is held semi-annually in the Fall and Spring. It is scheduled for 90-minutes and provided via a web conference. Join the meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Coursera is offering an 8-week session on metadata beginning July 14 called Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information. Increasingly I see formal coursework and degrees offered in data management. I’m taking this course in part to see how the instructor presents information, as I routinely need to present metadata concepts to the uninitiated. I already see gaps in what the course offers – nothing in the syllabus about governance or visualizing metadata. Some questions I want to answer in the course: Does the size of the data set influence the kind of metadata collected or published – are there different best practices for Big Data vs our student financial aid data? Are there any cost metrics – if you spend X providing actual data, should you be spending Y on metadata for that data?
Data Cookbook users group meetings are held online twice a year. The spring meeting is April 17, 1:30-3:00 p.m. EST. Sign up and learn how other schools use Data Cookbook to improve their reporting environment and make it easier to understand their data.