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Information Literacy

Data information literacy

2018

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Integrating Data Science Tools Into A Graduate Level Data Management Course, Pete E. Pascuzzi, Megan R. Sapp Nelson Dec 2018

Integrating Data Science Tools Into A Graduate Level Data Management Course, Pete E. Pascuzzi, Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: This paper describes a project to revise an existing research data management (RDM) course to include instruction in computer skills with robust data science tools.

Setting: A Carnegie R1 university.

Brief Description: Graduate student researchers need training in the basic concepts of RDM. However, they generally lack experience with robust data science tools to implement these concepts holistically. Two library instructors fundamentally redesigned an existing research RDM course to include instruction with such tools. The course was divided into lecture and lab sections to facilitate the increased instructional burden. Learning objectives and assessments were designed at a higher order ...


The Problem With Dates: Applying Iso 8601 To Research Data Management, Kristin A. Briney Sep 2018

The Problem With Dates: Applying Iso 8601 To Research Data Management, Kristin A. Briney

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Dates appear regularly in research data and metadata but are a problematic data type to normalize due to a variety of potential formats. This suggests an opportunity for data librarians to assist with formatting dates, yet there are frequent examples of data librarians using diverse strategies for this purpose. Instead, data librarians should adopt the international date standard ISO 8601. This standard provides needed consistency in date formatting, allows for inclusion of several types of date-time information, and can sort dates chronologically. As regular advocates for standardization in research data, data librarians must adopt ISO 8601 and push for its ...