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Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian (Chandos Information Professional)


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Online access to social science data sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureaus American FactFinder, is continually increasing. With such a wealth of statistical and numeric information available online, interest in supporting these sources in academic libraries has also increased. While many large academic libraries have librarians devoted to data services, other libraries may need to meet the need for such services without dedicated staff. This book guides general reference librarians in developing and supporting social science data sources in their academic libraries. It provides strategies for the establishment of data services and offers descriptions of the essential sources of free and commercial 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 and map data.

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For general reference librarians and managers in academic libraries, Kellam (data services and government librarian, U. of North Carolina at Greensboro) details how to set up and sustain numeric data services. Focusing on social science data sources, she explains key terms and background; different types of data compilation; the creation and growth of data services; techniques for marketing; virtual and physical presences like Web 2.0; assessing data services; patron interactions, including the reference interview and using statistics and numeric sources in instruction; experiences of data librarians from the US and other countries; and three current areas of data librarianship: data visualization, preservation, and citation. One chapter is by Katharin Peter (social sciences data librarian, U. of Southern California), who outlines major data vendors for use in acquisitions and search strategies for finding data, as well as international, US, Canadian, and British sources. Distributed in North America by Neal-Schuman. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Lynda M. Kellam is the Data Services and Government Information Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboros University Libraries. In addition to providing research assistance and instruction on data and government sources, she is the library instruction liaison to the Political Science Department, the Environmental Studies program, and the pre-Law program.

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
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

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Kellam, Lynda M.
Chandos Publishing
Sociology-Reference and Methodology
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Chandos Information Professional Series
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9 x 6 in

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