The Data Librarian's Handbook

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Robin C. Rice and John Southall

ISBN-13: 9781783300471

224 pages • 6 x 9
Year Published: 2016

The importance of data has never been greater. There has been a growing concern with the "skills gap" required to exploit the data surfeit; the ability to collect, compute and crunch data, for economic, social and scientific purposes. This book, written by two working data librarians based at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh aims to help fill this skills gap by providing a nuts and bolts guide to research data support.

The Data Librarian's Handbook draws on a combination of over 30 years' experience providing data support services to create the must-read book for all entrants to this field. This book zooms in to the actual library service level, where the interaction between the researcher and the librarian takes place. Both engaging and practical, this book draws the reader in through story-telling and suggested activities, linking concepts from one chapter to another.

Sku: 9781783300471

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