Christine Borgman’s latest book, “Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World” has won a 2016 PROSE Award in the computing and information sciences category.
The book presents a theoretical framework of people, practices, technologies, institutions, material objects and relationships. Borgman posits that the value of data, whether big or little, lies in its accessibility and the capability to share them between people and over time.
The PROSE Awards, which are given by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians and medical professionals.
“I’m delighted to receive this recognition for 'Big Data, Little Data, No Data,' not only for the attention it will bring to the challenges of data management and policy, but to information studies as an essential part of computer and information sciences,” says Borgman, distinguished professor and Presidential Chair in UCLA’s Department of Information Studies. “The MIT Press publishes extensively in these areas, thus being chosen by the Association of American Publishers as the best scholarly book in the computing and information science category ... is an especially great honor.”