Data Clean-Up and Management

A Practical Guide for Librarians


  • Margaret Hogarth
  • Kenneth Furuta, University of California, USA

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.
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Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science


Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-672-2

Table of Contents

Introduction (why this book is needed); Commonalities; Defining data; Types of data issues; Microsoft Excel techniques; Data clean-up in Excel; Excel: combining data; Additional tools; Access techniques; Access forms; Access reports; Access queries; Data clean-up in Access; Access - combining data; Strategies for missing data; Qualitative data; ROI; Data collection and analysis; Data quality policy; Next steps.