Librarian roles in the digital data-driven world

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Wannapapar Eiamrit


This article emphasizes the importance of data which is regarded as essential knowledge  for decision-making and for research. The big-data analysis has played important roles in people’s everyday life ranging from business, education, politics, economy, society, science and technology, and health science. As a result, this  has great impacts on the librarian in the digital data-driven world. The librarian must keep improving their capabilities in corresponding with the rapid change of the world. They need to adjust their roles to be “Data Librarians”. The term refers to the librarian who consistently acquires new knowledge and skills, for example, skills for information management, library skills, networking skills, public relations skills, technical skills, collaboration skills, evaluation and teaching skills, as well as personal development skills. This is to keep up with the rapidly changing world of technology. Additionally, these mentioned abilities and skills are necessary for information management as it is an important factor for driving activities in the digital era.


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