Already a member?

Sign In


E-Science and Data Support

E-Science and Data Support Services: A Study of Association of Research Libraries Member Institutions .

This was tweeted to our site last week, but in case you weren't following the tweets, this is  worth a read.  There are quotes from IASSIST folks, and there is some interesting information in it, in terms of what people are doing.  This  may help shape what you are doing.   It has been blogged and tweeted elsewhere and is now posted on the Educause site.

I think there is some interesting information in the section on "staffing e-science Activities" that might help define a what a 'designation' for someone in this field may look like.  It may also help outline what sort of training we could do when moving individuals into e-sciences.   This is something that I know we have tallked about at IASSIST.

The report highlights in a positive light that 72% of respondents have a Library Science degree at the masters level or higher.  Not being a librarian myself, I like to focus on the fact that 28% do not have this.   I think at the end of the day bringing these two types of professionals together leads to better outcomes, rather than trying to roll all of it into one person.  Or maybe I want to suggest we have not evolved the role(s) enough to have many people who bring all things to the table.  :-)

  • IASSIST Quarterly

    Publications Special issue: A pioneer data librarian
    Welcome to the special volume of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ (37):1-4, 2013). This special issue started as exchange of ideas between Libbie Stephenson and Margaret Adams to collect


  • Resources


    A space for IASSIST members to share professional resources useful to them in their daily work. Also the IASSIST Jobs Repository for an archive of data-related position descriptions. more...

  • community

    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Twitter

    Find out what IASSISTers are doing in the field and explore other avenues of presentation, communication and discussion via social networking and related online social spaces. more...