Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Call for papers: Text and Data Mining Literacy for Librarians

Photo by Sheila Webber: wild rose May 2023

Chapter proposals are sought for a book Text and Data Mining Literacy for Librarians, to be published by ACRL. The deadline for proposals is 15 July 2023. The book "will provide librarians with a broad overview of the TDM-specific data literacy skills needed to support researchers. It will include case studies of library-supported TDM projects in a variety of disciplines, from the digital humanities to the social sciences and beyond. This volume will help librarians of all experience levels learn to support researchers utilizing TDM across disciplines and even conduct TDM research of their own.". There are 3 sections:

- Section 1: Essentials of Text Data Literacy "This section will provide a basic understanding of contemporary research topics and skills necessary for librarians to adequately support faculty and students who are conducting TDM research."
- Section 2: Education, Training, and Logistics. "This section will cover the many core mechanics of TDM, including data sources, licensing and legal aspects, collections management, vendor products, and administrative perspectives."
- Section 3: Practical Applications and Case Studies. "This section will provide case studies of library-supported TDM projects in a variety of disciplines in order to help readers understand practical applications for TDM skills in the library."

Proposals should be submitted at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKGKIbukaLj4mzHUZZkLzdRU_ohwkBcH6QRGRP0KJ4qzMHNA/viewform Email Whitney Kramer at wbk39@cornell.edu with any questions.
Photo by Sheila Webber: wild rose, May 2023

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