how libraries should manage data

How Libraries Should Manage Data
Author: Brian Cox
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
Release Date: 2015-09-04
Pages: 150
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Have you ever looked at your Library’s key performance indicators and said to yourself "so what!"? Have you found yourself making decisions in a void due to the lack of useful and easily accessible operational data? Have you ever worried that you are being left behind with the emergence of data analytics? Do you feel there are important stories in your operational data that need to be told, but you have no idea how to find these stories? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you. How Libraries Should Manage Data provides detailed instructions on how to transform your operational data from a fog of disconnected, unreliable, and inaccessible information - into an exemplar of best practice data management. Like the human brain, most people are only using a very small fraction of the true potential of Excel. Learn how to tap into a greater proportion of Excel’s hidden power, and in the process transform your operational data into actionable business intelligence. Recognize and overcome the social barriers to creating useful operational data Understand the potential value and pitfalls of operational data Learn how to structure your data to obtain useful information quickly and easily Create your own desktop library cube with step-by-step instructions, including DAX formulas

How Libraries Should Manage Data  Practical Guidance On How With Minimum Resources To Get The Best From Your Data
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Data Management For Libraries
Author: Laura Krier
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2014
Pages: 112
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Since the National Science Foundation joined the National Institutes of Health in requiring that grant proposals include a data management plan, academic librarians have been inundated with related requests from faculty and campus-based grant consulting offices. Data management is a new service area for many library staff, requiring careful planning and implementation. This guide offers a start-to-finish primer on understanding, building, and maintaining a data management service, showing another way the academic library can be invaluable to researchers. Krier and Strasser of the California Digital Library guide readers through every step of a data management plan by Offering convincing arguments to persuade researchers to create a data management plan, with advice on collaborating with them Laying out all the foundations of starting a service, complete with sample data librarian job descriptions and data management plans Providing tips for conducting successful data management interviews Leading readers through making decisions about repositories and other infrastructure Addressing sensitive questions such as ownership, intellectual property, sharing and access, metadata, and preservation This LITA guide will help academic librarians work with researchers, faculty, and other stakeholders to effectively organize, preserve, and provide access to research data.

Fundamentals Of Collection Development And Management  Fourth Edition
Author: Peggy Johnson
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2018-07-23
Pages: 432
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Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

The Medical Library Association Guide To Data Management For Librarians
Author: Lisa Federer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Pages: 242
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Technological advances and the rise of collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches have changed the practice of research. The 21st century researcher not only faces the challenge of managing increasingly complex datasets, but also new data sharing requirements from funders and journals. Success in today’s research enterprise requires an understanding of how to work effectively with data, yet most researchers have never had any formal training in data management. Libraries have begun developing services and programs to help researchers meet the demands of the data-driven research enterprise, giving librarians exciting new opportunities to use their expertise and skills. The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians highlights the many ways that librarians are addressing researchers’ changing needs at a variety of institutions, including academic, hospital, and government libraries. Each chapter ends with “pearls of wisdom,” a bulleted list of 5-10 takeaway messages from the chapter that will help readers quickly put the ideas from the chapter into practice. From theoretical foundations to practical applications, this book provides a background for librarians who are new to data management as well as new ideas and approaches for experienced data librarians.

Research Data Access And Management In Modern Libraries
Author: Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2019-05-15
Pages: 418
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Handling and archiving data should be done in a highly professional and quality-controlled manner. For academic and research libraries, it is required to know how to document data and support traceability, as well as to make it reusable and productive. However, these institutions have different requirements relating to the archiving and reusability of data. Therefore, a comprehensive source of information is required to understand data access and management within these organizations. Research Data Access and Management in Modern Libraries is a critical scholarly resource that delves into innovative data management strategies and strategy implementation in library settings and provides best practices to stakeholders using the latest tools and technology. It further explores concepts such as research data management, data access, data preservation, building document and data institutional repositories, applications of Web 2.0 tools, mobile technology applications in data access, and conducting information literacy programs. This book is ideal for librarians, information specialists, research scholars, students, IT managers, computer scientists, policymakers, educators, and academic administrators.

Data Science For Librarians
Author: Yunfei Du
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2020-03-26
Pages: 160
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This unique textbook intersects traditional library science with data science principles that readers will find useful in implementing or improving data services within their libraries. Data Science for Librarians introduces data science to students and practitioners in library services. Writing for academic, public, and school library managers; library science students; and library and information science educators, authors Yunfei Du and Hammad Rauf Khan provide a thorough overview of conceptual and practical tools for data librarian practice. Partially due to how quickly data science evolves, libraries have yet to recognize core competencies and skills required to perform the job duties of a data librarian. As society transitions from the information age into the era of big data, librarians and information professionals require new knowledge and skills to stay current and take on new job roles, such as data librarianship. Skills such as data curation, research data management, statistical analysis, business analytics, visualization, smart city data, and learning analytics are relevant in library services today and will become increasingly so in the near future. This text serves as a tool for library and information science students and educators working on data science curriculum design. Reviews fundamental concepts and principles of data science Offers a practical overview of tools and software Highlights skills and services needed in the 21st-century academic library Covers the entire research data life cycle and the librarian's role at each stage Provides insight into how library science and data science intersect

Data Management For Researchers
Author: Kristin Briney
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Pages: 204
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A comprehensive guide to everything scientists need to know about data management, this book is essential for researchers who need to learn how to organize, document and take care of their own data. Researchers in all disciplines are faced with the challenge of managing the growing amounts of digital data that are the foundation of their research. Kristin Briney offers practical advice and clearly explains policies and principles, in an accessible and in-depth text that will allow researchers to understand and achieve the goal of better research data management. Data Management for Researchers includes sections on: * The data problem – an introduction to the growing importance and challenges of using digital data in research. Covers both the inherent problems with managing digital information, as well as how the research landscape is changing to give more value to research datasets and code. * The data lifecycle – a framework for data’s place within the research process and how data’s role is changing. Greater emphasis on data sharing and data reuse will not only change the way we conduct research but also how we manage research data. * Planning for data management – covers the many aspects of data management and how to put them together in a data management plan. This section also includes sample data management plans. * Documenting your data – an often overlooked part of the data management process, but one that is critical to good management; data without documentation are frequently unusable. * Organizing your data – explains how to keep your data in order using organizational systems and file naming conventions. This section also covers using a database to organize and analyze content. * Improving data analysis – covers managing information through the analysis process. This section starts by comparing the management of raw and analyzed data and then describes ways to make analysis easier, such as spreadsheet best practices. It also examines practices for research code, including version control systems. * Managing secure and private data – many researchers are dealing with data that require extra security. This section outlines what data falls into this category and some of the policies that apply, before addressing the best practices for keeping data secure. * Short-term storage – deals with the practical matters of storage and backup and covers the many options available. This section also goes through the best practices to insure that data are not lost. * Preserving and archiving your data – digital data can have a long life if properly cared for. This section covers managing data in the long term including choosing good file formats and media, as well as determining who will manage the data after the end of the project. * Sharing/publishing your data – addresses how to make data sharing across research groups easier, as well as how and why to publicly share data. This section covers intellectual property and licenses for datasets, before ending with the altmetrics that measure the impact of publicly shared data. * Reusing data – as more data are shared, it becomes possible to use outside data in your research. This chapter discusses strategies for finding datasets and lays out how to cite data once you have found it. This book is designed for active scientific researchers but it is useful for anyone who wants to get more from their data: academics, educators, professionals or anyone who teaches data management, sharing and preservation. "An excellent practical treatise on the art and practice of data management, this book is essential to any researcher, regardless of subject or discipline." —Robert Buntrock, Chemical Information Bulletin

Data Management  A Practical Guide For Librarians
Author: Margaret E. Henderson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2016-11-16
Pages: 210
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Data Management will guide readers through data management basics and best practices following through the data lifecycle. Guidance for starting and growing a data management service includes suggestions for assessment. Specifics about how to use the reference interview to help with data management, writing data management plans for grants, and finding collaborators are covered in depth. Specialty areas such as teaching data management and data reuse are also included.

Research Data Management
Author: Joyce M. Ray
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Release Date: 2014
Pages: 436
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It has become increasingly accepted that important digital data must be retained and shared in order to preserve and promote knowledge, advance research in and across all disciplines of scholarly endeavor, and maximize the return on investment of public funds. To meet this challenge, colleges and universities are adding data services to existing infrastructures by drawing on the expertise of information professionals who are already involved in the acquisition, management and preservation of data in their daily jobs. Data services include planning and implementing good data management practices, thereby increasing researchers' ability to compete for grant funding and ensuring that data collections with continuing value are preserved for reuse. This volume provides a framework to guide information professionals in academic libraries, presses, and data centers through the process of managing research data from the planning stages through the life of a grant project and beyond. It illustrates principles of good practice with use-case examples and illuminates promising data service models through case studies of innovative, successful projects and collaborations. Contributors include: James L. Mullins, Purdue University; MacKenzie Smith, University of California at Davis; Sherry Lake, University of Virginia; John Kunze, University of California; Bernard Reilly, Center for Research Libraries; Jacob Carlson, Purdue University; Melissa Levine, University of Michigan; Jenn Riley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jan Brase, German National Library of Science and Technology; Seamus Ross, University of Toronto; Sarah Shreeves, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jared Lyle, University of Michigan; Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace; Brian Schottlaender, University of California San Diego; Suzie Allard, University of Tennessee; Angus Whyte, Digital Curation Centre; Scott Brandt, Purdue University; Brian Westra, University of Oregon; Geneva Henry, Rice University; Gail Steinhart, Cornell University; and Cliff Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information. Charleston Insights in Library, Information, and Archival Sciences is a new series produced as a collaboration between the organizers of the Charleston Library Conference and Purdue University Press. Volumes in the series focus on important topics in library and information science, presenting the issues in a relatively jargon-free way that is accessible to all types of information professionals.

Library Linked Data
Author: Erik T. Mitchell
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 52
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Computers increasingly collect, manage, and analyze data for scholarly research. Linked data gives libraries the ability to support this e-research, making it a powerful tool. Libraries are at a tipping point in adoption of linked data, and this issue of Library Technology Reports explores current research in linked open data, explaining concepts and pioneering services, such as Five building blocks of metadata—data model, content rules, metadata schema, data serialization, and data exchange Three case studies—Europeana, Digital Public Library of America, and BIBFRAME How libraries, archives and museums are currently addressing such issues as metadata quality, open data and business models, cross community engagement, and implementation

Parallel I O For High Performance Computing
Author: John M. May
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 366
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"I enjoyed reading this book immensely. The author was uncommonly careful in his explanations. I'd recommend this book to anyone writing scientific application codes." -Peter S. Pacheco, University of San Francisco "This text provides a useful overview of an area that is currently not addressed in any book. The presentation of parallel I/O issues across all levels of abstraction is this book's greatest strength." -Alan Sussman, University of Maryland Scientific and technical programmers can no longer afford to treat I/O as an afterthought. The speed, memory size, and disk capacity of parallel computers continue to grow rapidly, but the rate at which disk drives can read and write data is improving far less quickly. As a result, the performance of carefully tuned parallel programs can slow dramatically when they read or write files-and the problem is likely to get far worse. Parallel input and output techniques can help solve this problem by creating multiple data paths between memory and disks. However, simply adding disk drives to an I/O system without considering the overall software design will not significantly improve performance. To reap the full benefits of a parallel I/O system, application programmers must understand how parallel I/O systems work and where the performance pitfalls lie. Parallel I/O for High Performance Computing directly addresses this critical need by examining parallel I/O from the bottom up. This important new book is recommended to anyone writing scientific application codes as the best single source on I/O techniques and to computer scientists as a solid up-to-date introduction to parallel I/O research. Features: An overview of key I/O issues at all levels of abstraction-including hardware, through the OS and file systems, up to very high-level scientific libraries. Describes the important features of MPI-IO, netCDF, and HDF-5 and presents numerous examples illustrating how to use each of these I/O interfaces. Addresses the basic question of how to read and write data efficiently in HPC applications. An explanation of various layers of storage - and techniques for using disks (and sometimes tapes) effectively in HPC applications.

Handbook Of Research On Digital Libraries  Design  Development  And Impact
Author: Theng, Yin-Leng
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2009-02-28
Pages: 690
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"This book is an in-depth collection aimed at developers and scholars of research articles from the expanding field of digital libraries"--Provided by publisher.

Electronic Resource Management In Libraries  Research And Practice
Author: Yu, Holly
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Pages: 440
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A pronounced move from print subscriptions to electronic resources in all types of libraries has fundamentally impacted the library and its users. With the influx of resources such as e-journals; e-books; index, abstract, and/or full-text databases; aggregated databases; and others, the shift to electronic resources is rapidly changing library operational and organizational procedures. Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, theories, and challenges connected with the provision of electronic resources in libraries, with emphasis on strategic planning, operational guidelines, and practices. This book primarily focuses on management practices of the life-cycle of commercially acquired electronic resources from selection and ordering to cataloging, Web presentation, user support, usage evaluation, and more.

Social And Political Implications Of Data Mining  Knowledge Management In E Government
Author: Rahman, Hakikur
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2009-02-28
Pages: 378
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"This book focuses on the data mining and knowledge management implications that lie within online government"--Provided by publisher.

Managing Library Technology
Author: Carson Block
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-08-03
Pages: 126
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Managing Library Technology introduces library workers (including non-technical managers, tech administrators and even “accidental technologists”) to core concepts in technology management and provides strategies that will enable them to master the basics of library tech. The content of the book is taken from the author’s popular American Library Association -approved Certified Public Library Administrator course, “Management of Technology,” and is geared to the needs of all kinds of libraries. The book contains easy-to-follow exercises and tools that have been tested in real-world situations with students as they tackled their own evaluation, planning and management challenges. Readers are also given a roadmap to create a technology plan for their library—even if they have no direct technology background themselves. This book helps library workers understand the underpinnings of technology and how to powerfully manage tech to serve patrons and staff alike. Readers will learn: How libraries fit into the overall technology market Strategies to future-proof library technology efforts Approaches to technology planning that stick – and strategies to keep the plan on track Skills to understand technology investments by understanding the total costs of ownership and the specialized library return on technological investment How to collect and use useful data and statistics without being overwhelmed How to stay current, knowledgeable and comfortable with rapid technological change

Maximizing Google Analytics
Author: Tabatha Farney
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 44
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Are you getting your money’s worth out of Google Analytics? Investing time in customizing your settings in Google Analytics helps you get the most out of the detailed data it offers, particularly if your library’s web presence spans multiple platforms. In this issue of Library Technology Reports, experienced trainers Farney and McHale point you to the high-payoff priorities, with specific advice on such topics as How to implement Google Analytics in common content management systems, OPACs, discovery layers, and institutional repositories Cross-domain tracking, including guidance on when and how to combine or separate data across multiple domains or subdomains Identifying your website’s purpose and using Goal Reports to measure results Using filters to exclude activity by library staff from your data Using event tracking to get data on use of PDFs, video player widgets, and other non-HTML objects Sample easy-to-implement HTML code is included in this issue, making it even more valuable.

The Basics Of Data Management For Information Services
Author: Peter G. Underwood
Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing
Release Date: 1993
Pages: 119
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This work provides guidance on how to handle data in libraries and information services using appropriate types of software for microcomputers. There is an emphasis on data management at the small or medium-sized service point, where giving advice on how to organize data is as important as developing applications for running the service point.

Research And Advanced Technology For Digital Libraries
Author: Julio Gonzalo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-09-13
Pages: 569
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2006, held in Alicante, Spain in September 2006. The 36 revised full papers presented together with the extended abstracts of 18 demo papers and 15 revised poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 159 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on architectures, preservation, retrieval, applications, methodology, metadata, evaluation, user studies, modeling, audiovisual content, and language technologies.

High Performance Computing And Networking
Author: Bob Hertzberger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2001-06-13
Pages: 733
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on High-Performance Computing and Networking, HPCN Europe 2001, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in June 2001. The 67 revised papers and 15 posters presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of almost 200 submissions. Among the areas covered are Web/grid applications of HPCN, end user applications, computational science, computer science, and Java in HPCN.