- The proliferation of online access to social science statistical and numeric data sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau's American Fact Finder, has lead to an increased interest in supporting these sources in academic libraries. Many large libraries have been able to devote staff to data services for years, and recently smaller academic libraries have recognized the need to provide numeric data services and support. This guidebook serves as a primer to developing and supporting social science statistical and numerical data sources in the academic library. It provides strategies for the establishment of data services and offers short descriptions of the essential sources of free and commercial social science statistical and numeric data. Finally, it discusses the future of numeric data services, including the integration of statistics and data into library instruction and the use of Web 2.0 tools to visualize data.
Table of Contents:
- Introduction to data services and sources
- Supporting statistical and numeric data services and sources
- Reference and instruction for data sources
- Basic sources for supporting numeric data services / Katharin Peter
- Data librarianship : a day in the life
- The future for numeric data services
- Appendix A: Respondents' institutional profiles and full responses
- Appendix B: Selected annotated bibliography
- Item content: English
- Description based on: Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 5, 2015)
Includes annotated bibliography and index.
- 1 online resource.
- Z711 .K45 2011eb
- 9781780632599 (electronic bk.)
1780632592 (electronic bk.)
Other Control Numbers:
- EBC1584450 (source: MiAaPQ)
[Unknown Type]: ybp11426969