Data Needs & Data Services

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Presentation at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice, 23 June 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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  • Conduit
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  • Data Needs & Data Services

    1. 1. Data Needs & Data Services:Librarians as Communicator, Conduit, Consultant, Collaborator<br />Minglu Wang & Ka-Neng Au<br />John Cotton Dana Library<br />Rutgers University Libraries<br />Newark, New Jersey, USA<br />
    2. 2. Objectives & Rationale<br />Extending library services beyond providing access to data<br />Addressing campus needs related to data<br />Retrieval<br />Management<br />Analysis<br />Presentation<br />Developing different roles as librarians<br />
    3. 3. Methodology<br />Needs assessment – Graduate students<br />Surveyed their usage of statistical software packages<br />Surveyed their training needs for statistical software packages<br />
    4. 4. Methodology<br />Needs assessment - Research Centers, Departments<br />Attended group meetings<br />Held personal consultations<br />Exchanged email messages<br />
    5. 5. Outcomes<br />Graduate Students<br />
    6. 6. Communicator<br />
    7. 7. Workshops on software packages<br />Taught students how to conduct basic statistical analysis and generate graphs with SAS, SPSS, R, and STATA<br />
    8. 8. Library Research Guide on Popular Statistical Software<br />Created a guide to workshop material and online learning resources.<br />
    9. 9. Outcomes<br />Research Centers,Departments, & Schools<br />
    10. 10. conduit<br />
    11. 11. Guide to International Trade Statistics<br />One in a series of online resource guides for the Rutgers Business School<br />
    12. 12. Event Data Resources Guide<br />Created a guide for locating and downloading various event datasets for the Division of Global Affairs<br />
    13. 13. Consultant<br />
    14. 14. New Jersey Databank<br />Selected and located data sources for this project managed by the School of Public Affairs and Administration<br />
    15. 15. Online Data Resource Guide<br />Created a guide to online data resources for Newark Schools Research Collaborative<br />
    16. 16. Library Research Guide on Data Management<br />Created a guide to online resources, tutorials, and data management plans<br />
    17. 17. Student Placement Test Effectiveness Project<br />Conducted logistic regression analysis to determine the effectiveness of placement tests, based on data collected by the English Department.<br />
    18. 18. Collaborator<br />
    19. 19. Diversity of Rutgers-NewarkStudents<br />Assisted the Diversity Research Center with data visualization.<br />
    20. 20. Thematic maps<br />Mapped census data for multiple metropolitan areas to show the relationship between racial segregation and poverty, for Prof. David Troutt of the Law School - Newark.<br />
    21. 21. Conclusion<br />communicatorconduitconsultantcollaborator<br />
    22. 22. Questions? Comments?<br />Minglu Wang (minglu@rutgers.edu)<br />Ka-Neng Au (au@rutgers.edu)<br />

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