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W3: Introduction to Data Librarianship

Presenter 1
Paul Bern
Syracuse University

This workshop will serve as an introduction to the processes and challenges of being a Data Librarian. Using real questions from real users, this hands-on workshop will go through the process of:

  1. Acquisition -- finding and obtaining data
  2. Archiving -- preserving and cataloging data for daily and long-term use
  3. Access -- providing the means for users to get the data
  4. Assistance -- helping users make sense of data and metadata in order to get the file or files in a format they can use

Participants are encouraged to bring their own experiences to share and explore with one another. No prior experience will be necessary to attend.

Intended Audience: Individuals providing data services.

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