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  • Big Data Startups Should Hire Librarians

  • Big Data Startups Should Hire Librarians

    SXSW Interactive March 16, 2015

    Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D. Columbia University Libraries (formerly)

    New Water Culture (currently)

    jeffrey.lancaster@gmail.com @j_lancaster #LISbigdata

  • Big Data Startups Should Hire Librarians

    SXSW Interactive March 16, 2015

    Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D. Columbia University Libraries (formerly)

    New Water Culture (currently)

    jeffrey.lancaster@gmail.com @j_lancaster #LISbigdata

  • Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D. Emerging Technologies Coordinator (formerly)

    Senior Project Manager (currently)

    jeffrey.lancaster@gmail.com @j_lancaster

  • Most people do not understand what *actually*

    librarians do

  • Librarians are not always very good at describing what they

    do to non-librarians

  • People do not think to look to librarians for the skills that

    librarians have

  • What do librarians actually do?

  • Customer Support

  • Conversion?

  • Evangelism

  • Community Management

  • Marketing

  • Data Management

  • Project Management

  • Open Access

  • Open Data

  • Standards

  • Early Stage Hires

  • Early Stage Hires

  • Strategy

  • Early Testers, Late Adopters

  • Copyright, IP

  • What librarians actually do.

  • Big Data Startups Should Hire Librarians

    jeffrey.lancaster@gmail.com @j_lancaster #LISbigdata