The final chapter describes three areas of current focus for data librarians: the trends in data visualization and mapping; the preservation of data through the promotion of meta data standards and data management plans; and the citation of data and awareness of the need to cite data.
The areas covered in this book are only a few of the primary considerations for data services. The field has many more avenues of development and change. In this concluding chapter I will highlight a few of the areas emerging as major concerns for the field. First, I will touch on the trend of data visualization. ...