ACRL DSS Numeric and Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group

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To bring together individuals who are actively engaged in the planning for, oversight of, and/or provision of data services within academic libraries.
  • 1.  Call for Papers

    Posted Oct 24, 2022 02:51 PM

    "Biz of Digital" is a column in Against the Grain ( It features discussions by working librarians on digital collections, digital repositories, digital scholarship, data services, and technology. Its audience is librarians in all types of libraries and vendors of products, services, and systems that support library digital services. Its focus is on current practices, techniques, processes, and information on events in the field. Against the Grain is a down-to-earth, practice-orientated library journal.

    Ideas for upcoming "Biz of Digital" articles include:

    • Research data management services in your library
    • Supporting geospatial data and digital mapping in the library
    • Managing a data management and visualization center or lab
    • Data acquisition and  mining
    • Infrastructure and services for big data
    • FAIR data
    • Collaborations on data related projects or research

    Feel free to choose any of these topics, or one of your own. Theoretical articles, research reports, "how-to" articles, case studies, literature reviews and conceptual or opinion pieces are welcome. Article length should be approximately 1200-1500 words (4-5 pages, double-spaced).

    Contributions may be written by individuals or co-authored.

    If you are interested in writing for the "Biz of Digital" column, please contact the


    Michelle Flinchbaugh
    Digital Scholarship Services Librarian
    UMBC Library 
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, MD 21250
    Phone: 410-455-3544

    Michelle Flinchbaugh
    Digital Scholarship Services Librarian
    UMBC Library