Data Services

Develop the competencies necessary to provide data-related services, draw conclusions from data or make decisions, in the data services area of focus at the UBC School of Information.

An essential focus of this pathway is data stewardship, which involves managing and maintaining data and metadata to ensure quality and integrity. A secondary focus is data analysis, especially the ability to summarize and visualize data to facilitate understanding and communication.

Career outcomes

The iSchool data services pathway supports professional work in positions such as:

  • Data librarian
  • Data curator
  • Research data manager
  • Data steward
  • Data scientist
  • Social media manager

Pathway coursework

  • LIBR 514F (3) Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • LIBR 554 (3) Database Design
  • LIBR 559C (3) Python Programming

  • LIBR 539J (3) Data Sources in the Public Domain
  • LIBR 559D (3) Social Media Intelligence
  • LIBR 559S (3) Research Data Management for Information Professionals

You may take courses from other UBC departments on:

  • Statistics
  • Data analysis
  • Big data

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