ATG Book of the Week: Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice.

datalibrarianshipTitle: Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice.
Editors: Lynda Kellam and Kristi Thompson
Softcover: ISBN: 
978-0-8389-8799-5, $68
Imprint: Chicago: ACRL, 2016

“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…”

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