Category Archives: Methods

Articles on Clustering

Vincent Granville lists several good articles on clustering. This resource is part of a series on specific topics related to data science. To receive notices about these kinds of articles, sign up on DSC.

Correlation articles

Vincent Granville lists several good articles and tutorials about correlation. This resource is part of a series on specific topics related to data science. To receive notices about these resources, sign up on DSC.

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

The Canadian journal Evidence Based Library and Information Practice shares research that informs professional library practice. The winter 2016 issue (https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP) exemplifies this mission, having several data-based articles:

Amy Jo Catalano , Sharon Rose Phillips

Identifying and Classifying User Typologies Within a United Kingdom Hospital Library Setting: A Case Study

Alison Ambi , Pamela Morgan , Erin Alcock , Amanda Tiller-Hackett

Lynn Easton , Scott Adam , Trish Durnan , Lorraine McLeod

Open Data Resources

Open data is data that “can be freely used, modified and shared by anyone for any purpose” (http://opendefinition.org/). Open data increases access, preservation, and impact. Increasingly, it is also a requirement as part of federal funding.

Librarians can facilitate its collection, organization, and its physical and intellectual access. Librarians can also help researchers in grantsmanship.

American Library Association’s EBSS section suggests these resources:

Here is another list of free data sets: http://www.datasciencecentral.com/forum/topics/more-free-data-sets