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LG-71-17-0124-17

Kent State University
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$458,319.00
City: 
Kent
State: 
OH
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
National Digital Platform - Research

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.