About the book

Now available from ACRL: Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice.

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With the appearance of big data, open data, and particularly research data curation on many libraries’ radar screens, data service has become a critically important topic for academic libraries. Drawing on the expertise of a diverse community of practitioners, this collection of case studies, original research, survey chapters, and theoretical explorations presents a wide-ranging look at the field of academic data librarianship.

By covering the data lifecycle from collection development to preservation, examining the challenges of working with different forms of data, and exploring service models suited to a variety of library types, this volume provides a toolbox of strategies that will allow librarians and administrators to respond creatively and effectively to the data deluge.

Edited by Kristi Thompson and Lynda Kellam, Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice provides advice and insight on data services for all types of academic libraries and will be of interest to library educators.

Editors

Lynda M. Kellam is the Data Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s University Libraries. She is the co-author with Katharin Peter of Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Data Librarian (2011). She received her MA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, her MLIS from UNCG, and is currently a doctoral student in History at UNCG.

Kristi Thompson is the Data Librarian at the University of Windsor and currently heads the systems department. Before coming to the University of Windsor in 2006, she was a Data Services Specialist at Princeton University, and she has also worked as a freelance digital librarian and web developer. She has a BA in Computer Science and Classics and a Masters in Library Science.

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