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ERIC Number: EJ1139619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Pioneers in the Wild West: Managing Data Collections
Hogenboom, Karen; Hayslett, Michele
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v17 n2 p295-319 Apr 2017
During the last few years, many academic libraries have accepted the challenge of helping their users locate and acquire the numeric data they need. To meet their users' ever-increasing need for data, librarians are purchasing data sets one at a time ("small data"). This service, though important to our users, raises many issues in the areas of collection scope, acquisition procedures, and discovery and access. The authors conducted a survey of data librarians in summer 2015 and followed up by interviewing five data librarians in depth to report on how academic libraries collect and manage small data and to explore the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Canada
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