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Data Librarians

Data Librarians

Data librarians are engaged in managing research data, using that data as a resource and supporting researchers in these activities. As a data librarian it’s likely that you’ll be involved in developing or implementing an organisations data management plan, storing and managing data and determining retention and disposal periods.

You’ll be expected to engage and potentially train other staff in issues such as copyright, intellectual property, licensing of data, embargoes, ethics and reuse, data literacy and privacy.

Qualifications and experience

An accredited qualification in library and information science is usually preferred, as is CILIP Chartership or a willingness to work towards Chartership. More important however is an understanding of current technologies and standards such as institutional repositories, encoding standards (e.g. XML) and metadata.

Related roles

Data scientists

Related Special Interest Group

Academic and Research Libraries Group

Commercial, Legal and Scientific Information Group

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