Making data more accessible
Ubiquitous high-speed broadband facilitates access to large amounts of data, including valuable databases, through the public Internet or private intranets.
While it must be recognised that some data sets are simply too large to regularly move around on the Internet, there are many others that can be made available that will seed new opportunities, in research, enterprise or otherwise.
There are many databases of valuable information that are not currently easily accessible, either because they
are not online, or searching is too cumbersome. The roll out of ubiquitous high-speed broadband, as well as the increase in cloud computing services, provides platforms to make databases that are traditionally hard to access easily accessible no matter where the user is located.
Researchers at IBES are investigating ways to make particular datasets more easily accessible to a variety of end users. Beneficiaries include researchers, educators, family historians, linguistics and policy makers to name a few.