INF2115H Data Librarianship

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The course will address topics in the acquisition, management and retrieval of numerical information, both aggregated (statistics) and disaggregated (data). Topics will include public, private and academic sector data gathering, statistical production and dissemination, data warehousing and management, data repositories and consortia, user needs and the reference interview, data extraction and manipulation, and privacy issues. While the focus will be on socio-economic data and statistics, business and scientific datasets and statistical products will be discussed as well. The course will take the form of lectures and tutorials. There will also be a significant lab component outside of the scheduled hours.