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Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian by Katharin Peter, Lynda Kellam

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Supporting statistical and numeric data services and sources

Abstract:

This chapter describes the process of preparing for a future data services program in a library. It provides an overview of environmental scanning and highlights the major user groups and questions to consider when conducting an environmental scan. Next, the chapter outlines the levels of service possible for a data services librarian as conceived by Geraci, Humphrey, and Jacobs. Finally, it gives suggestions for marketing and promoting data services to the wider university community using conventional methods and Web 2.0 tools.

Keywords

levels of service

environmental scanning

marketing data services

promoting data services

What is the landscape for data services in ...

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