[IRTalk] FEATURE - Research Data Repositories: The What, When, Why, and How

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 17:08:12 SAST 2016

Like it or not, Big Data, predictive analytics, and data-driven
methodologies are the new kids on the block. In our largely technocratic
society guided by data-driven decision making, academic libraries are also
natural areas for taking up the tasks of research data aggregation,
archiving, and synthesis. With these new areas of interest, new
library-related positions have become hot commodities. Data scientist, data
archivist, data visualization expert, and data curator are all new
positions that signal areas of growth. A group of academic, specialized,
and research libraries are also becoming serious about the data
repositories and infrastructures needed for data curation.

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