Formal Assessment and Measurement of Data Utilization and Value for Mines

W. Pratt Rogers*, M. Mustafa Kahraman, Sean Dessureault

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Most contemporary mines have considerable amounts of data. Structured and unstructured large data sets are colloquially named big data. Much of the data in mining operations come from a variety of systems, each with different databases and reporting environments. Standard technology deployments create a “silo-ification” of data leading to poor system benefit. Through modern server monitoring and systematic approach, data utilization and value can quantifiably be measured. The Data Utilization and Value Index (DUVI) can quantify business intelligence best practices and user interaction. This study seeks to provide a data management tool to measure data utilization across the process of converting data into action.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-268
Number of pages12
JournalMining, Metallurgy and Exploration
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • Data management
  • Data utilization
  • Data valuation
  • Sociotechnical systems
  • Technology return of investment


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