January 23, 2022

New Research Article: “Data Literacy for Researchers and Data Librarians”

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Data Literacy for Researchers and Data Librarians


Tibor Koltay
Szent István University, Hungary


Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
Online Before Print
November 2015


This paper describes data literacy and emphasizes its importance. Data literacy is vital for researchers who need to become data literate science workers and also for (potential) data management professionals. Its important characteristic is a close connection and similarity to information literacy. To support this argument, a review of literature was undertaken on the importance of data, and the data-intensive paradigm of scientific research, researchers’ expected and real behaviour, the nature of research data management, the possible roles of the academic library, data quality and data citation, Besides describing the nature of data literacy and enumerating the related skills, the application of phenomenographic approaches to data literacy and its relationship to the digital humanities have been identified as subjects for further investigation.

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