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Reading Room Back Wall - O'Neill Library Exhibits

Data Is the New Oil

Sponsored by The Boston College Libraries

October 2015

Data, data, data -- it's truly everywhere, and it’s growing.  We collect more and more of it (think "Big Data"), and we're storing almost all of it digitally -- and all of it is at risk without good care and management.  Boston College's research data is one of its "primary assets".  Like other academic research institutions, Boston College is responding to the proliferation of federal and publisher mandates for better data management practice and growing recognition of the enormous risk data loss poses.

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Data is the New Oil exhibit poster

About the Gallery

The Reading Room Back Wall is an exhibition area in the O'Neill Library.  Faculty members and alumni are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals.

View an archive listing of Reading Room Back Wall exhibits.

Have an idea for an exhibit? Contact Kevin Tringale (