Project Report: “Shifting to Data Savvy: The Future of Data Science In Libraries”
The following report was posted today in the D-Scholarship @ Pitt (University of Pittsburgh) Repository
Shifting to Data Savvy: The Future of Data Science In Libraries
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
North Carolina State University
Data & Society
via D-Scholarship @ Pitt (University of Pittsburgh) Repository
The Data Science in Libraries Project is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and led by Matt Burton and Liz Lyon, School of Computing & Information, University of Pittsburgh; Chris Erdmann, North Carolina State University; and Bonnie Tijerina, Data & Society. The project explores the challenges associated with implementing data science within diverse library environments by examining two specific perspectives framed as ‘the skills gap,’ i.e. where librarians are perceived to lack the technical skills to be effective in a data-rich research environment; and ‘the management gap,’ i.e. the ability of library managers to understand and value the benefits of in-house data science skills and to provide organizational and managerial support.
This report primarily presents a synthesis of the discussions, findings, and reflections from an international, two-day workshop held in May 2017 in Pittsburgh, where community members participated in a program with speakers, group discussions, and activities to drill down into the challenges of successfully implementing data science in libraries. Participants came from funding organizations, academic and public libraries, nonprofits, and commercial organizations with most of the discussions focusing on academic libraries and library schools.
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25 pages; PDF.
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See Also: Project Website
See Also: Video and Slides of Authors Speaking at the Fall 2017 CNI Meeting: Data Science in Libraries: Findings and a Roadmap Forward
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.