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ERIC Number: EJ835957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7797
Collaborative Training in Statistical and Data Library Services: Lessons from the Canadian Data Liberation Initiative
Humphrey, Charles
Resource Sharing & Information Networks, v18 n1-2 p167-181 Aug 2005
New technology and knowledge push organizations to upgrade and improve the skills of their staff. Paying for professional development programming is a common way of providing continuing education. This article describes a collaborative training program introduced to develop baseline competencies in Canadian academic libraries to support data services. In conjunction with an initiative between Statistics Canada and sixty-six Canadian universities, a data literacy program has delivered thirty workshops over a seven-year period training librarians how to provide services for statistics and data. A cost-sharing arrangement keeps these training expenses to a minimum for individual universities. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada