Big Data Forum 2013

Big Data

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Pat Burns, Vice President for IT and Dean of Libraries, CSU


The workshop includes lunch, keynote address, brief presentations by individuals from CSU and CU; registration is free, and required if you wish to eat lunch.

How do scientists, scholars, technologists, librarians, and others in academia collaborate to effectively manage large volumes of structured and unstructured data? What is the social and technical infrastructure needed to effectively support research data management at the campus level? How do we collaborate to provide new services? Join us for a discussion of key issues and challenges presented in managing and preserving scholarly and scientific data in the academic environment.


11:00 a.m. Welcome - Dawn Paschal, Assistant Dean, University Libraries, CSU
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Buffet lunch (pre-registration required)
Keynote speaker: Pat Burns, Dean of Libraries/VP for Information Technology, CSU
"Musings and Reflections on the Big Data Ecosystem"
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Thomas Hauser, Director of Research Computing, University of Colorado
"Creating Cyberinfrastructure for Managing Research Data at the University of Colorado Boulder"
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Scott Baily, Academic Computing and Network Services, CSU
"NSF Funded Campus Cyberinfrastructure Project and Implications for Data Transfers"
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Nancy Hunter and Beth Oehlerts, University Libraries, CSU
"Data Management at CSU: Starting a Campus Conversation"
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Ed Peyronnin, College of Agricultural Sciences, CSU
"Positive Digital Data Archiving Behavior"
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Coffee break
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Presentations and Discussion:
"Data Management and Preservation Issues"
Moderator: H.J. Siegel, ISTeC Director, CSU
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Presentations and Discussion:
"Big Data Support Issues from College, Research, and Central IT Perspectives"
Moderator: Pat Burns, Dean of Libraries/VP for Information Technology, CSU
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wrap-up - Dawn Paschal, University Libraries, CSU
Can we get a committee together? What do we do separately? What should we do together?

ISTeC (Information Science and Technology Center) is a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating, and enhancing CSU's research, education, and outreach activities pertaining to the design and innovative application of computer, communication, and information systems. For more information please see