Beyond the data management plan: Expanding roles for librarians in data science and open science

Lisa M. Federer, Jian Qin

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Support for research data management (RDM) has become a popular focus for library services, and many training opportunities in RDM exist for librarians. However, fewer opportunities exist for librarians to develop the more advanced skills and expertise necessary to support data science and open science. To better understand how to develop a library workforce prepared to develop services in the emerging areas of data science and open science, the National Library of Medicine convened a workshop of 15 librarians and information professionals with a range of expertise in data and open science. This session will present the workshop's recommendations and use participatory facilitation methods to engage attendees in conversation about how to prepare information professionals to meet the evolving challenges of data science and open science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-531
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019



  • data analytics
  • Data science
  • digital literacy
  • education in information sciences
  • library education
  • open science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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