Key themes in Dickens’ novel, transformation and resurrection, darkness and light, and social justice are firmly connected to the work being done in data. Data librarians can make a difference in times like these: resurrecting data, transforming how students, researchers, or the public think about and use data; unearthing and bringing to light historical data that will give context and meaning to an issue; and that accessible data can help address, and perhaps solve, social justice issues.
social justice, data services, research data management, data librarianship
Raboin RF. Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and Data Librarians: Connections that Resonate. Journal of eScience Librarianship 2020;9(1): e1196. https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2020.1196. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/vol9/iss1/7
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