January 20, 2022

Research Article: “A Role for the Library in Public Research: The Global COVID-19 Dashboard” (Preprint)

The article (preprint) linked below was recently made available by portal: Libraries and the Academy published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Title

A Role for the Library in Public Research: The Global COVID-19 Dashboard

Authors

Mara Blake
North Carolina State University Libraries
Sheridan Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University

Reina Chano Murray
Sheridan Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University

Jason Williams
Sheridan Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University

Jeff Gara
Sheridan Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University

Derek Belrose
Sheridan Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University

Sayeed Choudhury
Sheridan Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University

Source

Abstract

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, a team from the Sheridan Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) provided technical support to the JHU Global COVID-19 Dashboard. This paper reflects on the lessons learned from working on a highly publicized, heavily trafficked resource and explores the role of academic libraries in supporting research in the public interest. The authors argue that engagement with projects of this nature not only leverages the existing strengths and expertise of libraries but also positions them to contribute to cutting-edge opportunities in academic institutions.

Source: portal: Libraries and the Academy; Volume 22, Number 1 (Preprint)

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20 pages; PDF.

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