University of Maryland, College Park

Log Number: LG-71-17-0124-17

Kent State University's KNEXT project will bring advanced data analytics and business intelligence (DA&BI) services to public libraries in order to support small businesses, entrepreneurs, and community advocates. This project will further develop a coalition of academic, public libraries, small business development centers, small businesses, and community advocates by identifying sources of useful data (national, state, county); consolidating data in a repository for long-term access and delivery; and creating a platform and dashboard for libraries to provide DA&BI services to the community using machine learning, data mining, web mining, and text analytics.