Journal of Scientometric Research, 2017, 6, 2, 129-130.
Published: September 2017
Type: Book Review
Anup Kumar Das
Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, INDIA.
A data librarian facilitates the researchers to understand the processes of managing, storing, transferring, sharing and publishing their research data to strengthen the dissemination of their research findings. The book “The Data Librarian’s Handbook”, written by Robin Rice, and John Southall, is a brief handbook for the budding data librarians or data stewards to know the nuances of data librarianship, while one is expected to engage in advocating, managing, archiving, transferring, sharing, and publishing research data in an ICT-enabled environment. This book gives an outlook of data related activities any data librarian is supposed to undertake for facilitating institutional research studies and the academic researchers as well as managing data resources available within an organization. This book is written by data professionals working with the United Kingdom-based institutions, namely, Edina at University of Edinburgh (Robin Rice) and Bodleian Libraries at University of Oxford (John Southall).