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Few institutional governance topics have garnered more attention and verbiage in the past two years as that of data (or information) governance. Thanks partly to the promotion of terms such as big data and eScience, more organizations — including academic institutions — are embracing the mantra that data are their second-most valuable asset (after people, of course). This suggests that beyond protection and security, data should be managed not as mere commodity but as a strategic asset. Data governance, then, is really about managing the behaviors of people, not bits. How can you derive an ROI — a Return On Information — that provides true strategic value to your institution? This presentation will stake out the broad landscape of considerations that encompass data governance, then focus on its key elements. Participants will take away a basic framework and approach for defining their own data governance initiatives.
Data Governance, Data, Best Practices
Stockdale, Steve. "Deconstructing Data Governance." (2015). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hslic-posters-presentations/11