The Data Librarian's Handbook. [Facet Publishing Book Webpage]
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An insider’s guide to data librarianship packed full of practical examples and advice for any library and information professional learning to deal with data. There is a growing interest in data as an object of interest over and above digital information – its use, preservation and curation, and how to support researchers’ production and consumption of it in ever greater volumes, to create new knowledge. Many librarians and information professionals are finding their working life is pulling them toward data support or research data management but lack the skills required. This book, written by two data librarians with over 30 years’ experience, unpicks the everyday role of the data librarian and offers practical guidance on how to collect, curate and crunch data for economic, social and scientific purposes. With contemporary case studies from a range of institutions and disciplines, tips for best practice and links to further readings, The Data Librarian’s Handbook is a must-.....
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