Data Librarians: Changes in Role and Job Duties Over 25 Years

Tokinori Suzuki, Emi Ishita, Xinyu Ma, Widiatmoko Adi Putranto, Yukiko Watanabe

研究成果: 書籍/レポート タイプへの寄稿会議への寄与


The role and the job duties of librarians may evolve owing to social changes and users’ needs. It is important to know academic libraries have adapted to their needs. Data librarians have held a key position in academic libraries. In this study, we investigated the adaptation in their job duties over 25 years. We conducted content analyses using descriptions of job advertisements to examine changes in the role and job duties of data librarians to clarify libraries’ adaptation. All job advertisements for data librarians posted in the IFLA - Library and Information Science Jobs Mailing List from 1995 to 2022 were collected, and 36 job advertisements were obtained after the preprocessing procedures. Based on job titles, data librarians for specific subjects were needed in the early days, and research data librarians appeared in recent years. Job descriptions indicate that data librarians were required to have knowledge of data about various subjects and use statistical analysis software to process data from 2000–2004; however, knowledge of research data was required from 2015–2022. There have been many other changes in work performed by data librarians over the past 25 years, and libraries have regularly adapted their job descriptions.

ホスト出版物のタイトルFrom Born-Physical to Born-Virtual
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルAugmenting Intelligence in Digital Libraries - 24th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2022, Proceedings
編集者Yuen-Hsien Tseng, Marie Katsurai, Hoa N. Nguyen
出版社Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
出版ステータス出版済み - 2022
イベント24th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2022 - Hanoi, ベトナム
継続期間: 11月 30 202212月 2 2022


名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
13636 LNCS


会議24th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2022

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
  • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)


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