Chapter five highlights some of the characteristics of data librarian positions. Through answers to informal interview questions several data librarians in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France detail the challenges and opportunities of data librarianship. They also describe the training for their positions and provide advice on creating and establishing data services in the academic library.
The term ‘accidental librarian’ is currently popular in library literature. From accidental instructors to accidental catalogers, many of us fall into our positions through circumstance rather than strategic planning. Data librarians also ...