Data Clean-up and Management: A practical guide for librarians

Data Clean-up and Management: A practical guide for librarians

by Margaret Hogarth
     
 

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Data use in the library has specific characteristics and common problems. Data Clean-up and Management addresses these, and provides methods to clean up frequently-occurring data problems using readily-available applications. The authors highlight the importance and methods of data analysis and presentation, and offer guidelines and recommendations for a data

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Data use in the library has specific characteristics and common problems. Data Clean-up and Management addresses these, and provides methods to clean up frequently-occurring data problems using readily-available applications. The authors highlight the importance and methods of data analysis and presentation, and offer guidelines and recommendations for a data quality policy. The book gives step-by-step how-to directions for common dirty data issues.

  • Focused towards libraries and practicing librarians
  • Deals with practical, real-life issues and addresses common problems that all libraries face
  • Offers cradle-to-grave treatment for preparing and using data, including download, clean-up, management, analysis and presentation

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"This excellent book is highly recommended; it will be keenly sought out and become a well-used tool. Whilst a key text for students of this subject, it is also particularly suited for staff using Excel, Access and other applications to improve the quality of the information available for decision-making."—The Australian Library Journal, Vol. 63, No. 1, 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843346722
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/22/2012
Series:
Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages:
578
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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