Practical Data Science for Information Professionals

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$85.99
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$ 77.39
Item Number: 
978-1-78330-344-1
Published: 
2019
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
208
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • About the Author

The growing importance of data science, and the increasing role of information professionals in the management and use of data, are brought together in Practical Data Science for Information Professionals to provide a practical introduction specifically designed for information professionals.

Data science has a wide range of applications within the information profession, from working alongside researchers in the discovery of new knowledge, to the application of business analytics for the smoother running of a library or library services. Practical Data Science for Information Professionals provides an accessible introduction to data science, using detailed examples and analysis on real data sets to explore the basics of the subject. Content covered includes

  • the growing importance of data science;
  • the role of the information professional in data science;
  • some of the most important tools and methods that information professionals may use; and
  • an analysis of the future of data science and the role of the information professional.

This book will be of interest to all types of libraries around the world, from large academic libraries to small research libraries. By focusing on the application of open source software, the book aims to reduce barriers for readers to use the lessons learned within.

David Stuart

David Stuart is an independent information professional and an honorary research fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and was previously a research fellow at King's College London and the University of Wolverhampton. He regularly publishes in peer-reviewed academic journals and professional journals on information science, metrics, and semantic web technologies, and in 2015 began writing a regular column for the journal Online Information Review called 'Taming Metrics'. His books include Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals (Facet Publishing, 2014) and Facilitating Access to the Web of Data (Facet Publishing, 2011).