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Data Visualization as a Library Service: Embedding Visualization Services in the Library Research Lifecycle

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  • Andrea L Ogier (Virginia Tech)
  • Michael J Stamper (Virginia Tech)

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this article is to explore data visualization as a consulting service offered by a research library with particular attention to uses of visualization at various places within the research lifecycle.

Methods: Lessons learned from a year of offering data visualization as a consulting service, and two general case studies are offered.

Results: Data visualization consulting services have a few unique considerations, including setting clear expectations, considering proprietary vs open source technologies, and making sure the consulting experience is also a learning experience. In addition, we can clearly place data visualization requests, in the form of profiled case studies, in multiple parts of the research lifecycle.

Keywords: data visualization, service models, graphic design

How to Cite:

Ogier, A. L. & Stamper, M. J., (2018) “Data Visualization as a Library Service: Embedding Visualization Services in the Library Research Lifecycle”, Journal of eScience Librarianship 7(1): 5. doi: https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2018.1126

Rights: Copyright Ogier & Stamper © 2018

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22 Jan 2018