Library Data Services

Definition

Any of a set of services offered by libraries in support of any of the aspects of the research data lifecycle. Libraries that offer these services may offer services in a number of different areas, including research data management, data sharing, data discovery, data cleaning, data analysis, data visualization, and reproducibility. Data services are not specific to one discipline, but support a range of disciplines including the basic sciences, health sciences, digital humanities, and computer science.

Further Resources

Coates HL. Building Data Services From the Ground Up: Strategies and Resources. Journal of eScience Librarianship 2014;3(1): e1063. https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2014.1063. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/vol3/iss1/5

Federer, L., Foster, E. D., Glusker, A., Henderson, M., Read, K., & Zhao, S. (2020). The Medical Library Association Data Services Competency: A framework for data science and open science skills development. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 108(2), 303–309. https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2020.909

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