Supporting statistical and numeric data services and sources


This chapter describes the process of preparing for a future data services program in a library. It provides an overview of environmental scanning and highlights the major user groups and questions to consider when conducting an environmental scan. Next, the chapter outlines the levels of service possible for a data services librarian as conceived by Geraci, Humphrey, and Jacobs. Finally, it gives suggestions for marketing and promoting data services to the wider university community using conventional methods and Web 2.0 tools.


levels of service

environmental scanning

marketing data services

promoting data services

What is the landscape for data services in ...

Get Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.