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Librarian’s perspective for the implementation of big data analytics in libraries on the bases of lean-startup model

Khurshid Ahmad (School of Information Management, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China and Department of Library and Information Science, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan, Bahawalpur, Pakistan)
Zheng JianMing (School of Information Management, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China)
Muhammad Rafi (School of Information Management, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China)

Digital Library Perspectives

ISSN: 2059-5816

Article publication date: 9 January 2020

Issue publication date: 9 March 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to propose a model based on philosophical thoughts of Dr S.R Ranganathan and the lean-startup method for the execution of big data analytics (BDA) in libraries. The research paves a way to understand the role and required competencies of Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals for the implementation of BDA in libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

In the BDA analytics context, a session with a proposed model was presented to the audience to get the response of librarians about the required competencies and skills. The research tool was developed based on the literature review to know the role of LIS professionals and their required competencies/skills for BDA. The questionnaire was distributed in the BDA session to collect the responses of the participating audience on the variables that focused on the role and core competencies of LIS professionals in BDA. In the analysis of results, the independent t-test was applied to know the mean value of the overall response rate.

Findings

The findings show that perceptions of LIS professionals in the understanding of BDA ranked high in data privacy, data availability, data organization and data literacy. Digital data curation, policies supervision and providing the data consultancy also showed a significant relationship among these variables. Besides, the correlation between the required skills for BDA, metadata skills, data ethics, data acquisition, data cleaning, data organization, data analysis, digital curation, data clustering, data protection rules and digital visualization also showed a beneficial relationship.

Originality/value

This study also helps to understand the perspective of LIS professionals for the implementation of BDA in libraries and to fill the literature gap in the respective.

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Citation

Ahmad, K., JianMing, Z. and Rafi, M. (2020), "Librarian’s perspective for the implementation of big data analytics in libraries on the bases of lean-startup model", Digital Library Perspectives, Vol. 36 No. 1, pp. 21-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLP-04-2019-0016

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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