14 Jan FutureTDM – get on board!

Welcome to the FutureTDM project website. Future TDM is all about stakeholder feedback. In other words, we need you!

Over the coming months FutureTDM will be actively engaging with organisations who have an interest in text and data mining (TDM), be they researchers, developers, funders, publishers, from library organisations or SMEs …the list goes on. Our first aim is to hear the experience on the ground – how effective is the current text and data mining environment and what needs to be improved? To do this we will be seeking feedback from the TDM community both online and through a range of events. We will be mapping the current legal, economic and organisational environments along with existing research infrastructures, finding out about barriers experienced here for content miners.

Knowledge cafes will be organised between January and July 2016. They will be held across Europe. Keep an eye on the events section of the FutureTDM website for more about  these informal talking shops that will take place in London in February, Berlin in March, Helsinki in June and Brussels in July (more dates to be announced).  The Brussels cafe will form part of a larger FutureTDM workshop where our progress will be presented and we will hear from experts in the field about what needs to change to improve uptake of TDM in the EU.

As well as getting involved by attending our events, TDM stakeholders can also sign up to our newsletter, fill in our online survey (coming soon) and contribute to our FutureTDM blogs – either by submitting a guest blog or feeding back in the blog comments section. Once all this information is gathered we will be adding it to our on-going expert analysis and creating the TDM Hub. This will be made available from 2017 at futuretdm.eu and will represent a content mining ‘one stop shop’ for all you need to know about best practice, policy and legal analysis and collaborating with others. It will also feature our sister project OpenMinTeD.eu which aims to find technical TDM solutions. The Hub will be all about empowering stakeholders and finding ways to improve TDM uptake in the EU.

If you would like to be added to our TDM stakeholder directory please send an email including your name, position and organisation to jenny@contentmine.org.

We are very excited about the potential of FutureTDM . Ultimately it will only be as good as its community, so help us to help you and get on board!

The FutureTDM Consortium