The latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) looks at the critical role and participation of libraries and librarians in supporting the data science revolution at research universities.
Authors from the Georgia Tech Library contribute an article that demonstrates a pathway to data science through teaching core data-literacy skills to students.
ARL visiting program officer Jennifer Muilenburg and ARL program director Judy Ruttenberg synthesize their conversations with personnel at the three Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment (MSDSE) institutions about the profound growth and transformation of data science education that the MSDSE funding catalyzed.
Finally, authors from Cornell University Library and the US National Agricultural Library (NAL) contribute two companion pieces on the highly collaborative growth of data science services at NAL.
This issue of RLI asserts that research libraries are prepared for the data science revolution as we draw upon our long-standing contributions: creating the conditions for new knowledge discovery, teaching students how to discern validity, and partnering with the research community to prepare and preserve data for science.
The table of contents with links to the articles follows:
Data Literacy as a Pathway to Data Science at Georgia Tech
Catherine Murray-Rust, Ameet Doshi, Jay Forrest, Ximin Mi, and Alison Valk
New Collaboration for New Education: Libraries in the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments
Jennifer Muilenburg and Judy Ruttenberg
Building Capacity for Data Science with Help from Our Friends
Cynthia Parr and Susan McCarthy
The AgNIC Data Working Group: University Collaboration with the National Agricultural Library
Erica M. Johns and Cynthia Parr
Research Library Issues no. 298 (2019) is freely available from ARL Digital Publications.
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