DSS Numeric and Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group


To bring together individuals who are actively engaged in the planning for, oversight of, and/or provision of data services within academic libraries. Providing patron support in the acquisition, storage and use of numeric and geospatial data is fast becoming an expected add-on to public and technical services in academic and research libraries. The responsibility of this group to provide a forum by which librarians and academic library staff engaged in these services can provide/receive insight into, examples of, and training on how data services are developed and delivered. This group may also serve as a bridge between other professional associations dedicated to the provision of data services in research environments (e.g. IASSIST and APDU).


Mrs. Tara Louise Anthony (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. Gang Shao (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)

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Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org