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Wednesday, November 8 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
24 O Brave New Print Collection, that Has Such Data Science Books in It!

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The field of data science exists at the intersection of several disciplines, including statistics, social science, information science, computer science, and visualization. This can make collection development for data science challenging, but it's a field that has become increasingly important in industry and academia. Data scientists, and increasingly researchers, academics, and others, work with large amounts of data, complex computation, and data visualization to solve real-world problems. Those working in or studying data science may need to learn new skills and tools to be successful.

North Carolina State University recognizes the importance of this growing field, as shown in the establishment of the Data Science Initiative (DSI); courses taught by faculty in computer science, statistics, advanced analytics, and management; and research conducted at interdisciplinary centers and institutes.

This poster session will describe how librarians from the Collections & Research Strategy department at NCSU Libraries conducted a project to build a niche data science print collection. Information shared in the poster will include the sources that were used to compile an initial list of books, including recommendations from fellow librarians, a curated GOBI notification, websites, suggested reading lists, and course syllabi. Criteria for narrowing this initial list will be provided. The poster will also show an analysis of how this collection overlaps with more established collection areas.

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Heidi Tebbe

Collections & Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science, NC State University Libraries
Heidi Tebbe is the Collections & Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science at North Carolina State University. She manages collections for subjects including engineering, computer science, physics, astronomy, and data science.
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Mira Waller

Department Head, Research Engagement, Libraries, North Carolina State University

Wednesday November 8, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401