Welcome to DIG
Welcome to the Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group's home on ALA Connect. For short, I thought we could call this DIG (for Data Interest Group). Our purpose is:
To bring together ACRL members who are actively engaged in the planning for, oversight of, and/or provision of data services within academic libraries. Providing patron support in the acquisition, storage and use of numeric and geospatial data is fast becoming an expected add-on to public and technical services in academic and research libraries. The responsibility of this group to provide a forum by which librarians and academic library staff engaged in these services can provide/receive insight into, examples of, and training on how data services are developed and delivered. This group may also serve as a bridge between other professional associations dedicated to the provision of data services in research environments (e.g. IASSIST and APDU).
This will be our official communication space. As we are brand new, we are not yet listed on the ACRL Interest Groups to choose from when requesting membership in ACRL. I anticipate this will happen soon. In the interim, I invite you to "Watch This Space" by subscribing (see right-hand menu).