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The data life cycle applied to our own data

TitleThe data life cycle applied to our own data
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGoben, A, Raszewski, R
Journal TitleJournal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA
Volume103
Issue1
Pagination40 - 44
Date Published2015/01/
PublisherMedical Library Association
ISBN Number1536-50501558-9439
Abstract

Increased demand for data-driven decision making is driving the need for librarians to be facile with the data life cycle. This case study follows the migration of reference desk statistics from handwritten to digital format. This shift presented two opportunities: first, the availability of a nonsensitive data set to improve the librarians' understanding of data-management and statistical analysis skills, and second, the use of analytics to directly inform staffing decisions and departmental strategic goals. By working through each step of the data life cycle, library faculty explored data gathering, storage, sharing, and analysis questions.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4279933/
Short TitleJ Med Libr Assoc
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