Would you like data with that? Library provision of financial datasets

Baker, Janet & Nelms, Emma (2013) Would you like data with that? Library provision of financial datasets. In eResearch Australasia Conference 2013: Delivering eResearch for the Masses, 20-25 October 2013, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)

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Within the QUT Business School (QUTBS)– researchers across economics, finance and accounting depend on data driven research. They analyze historic and global financial data across a range of instruments to understand the relationships and effects between them as they respond to news and events in their region. Scholars and Higher Degree Research Students in turn seek out universities which offer these particular datasets to further their research. This involves downloading and manipulating large datasets, often with a focus on depth of detail, frequency and long tail historical data. This is stock exchange data and has potential commercial value therefore the license for access tends to be very expensive.

This poster reports the following findings:

•The library has a part to play in freeing up researchers from the burden of negotiating subscriptions, fundraising and managing the legal requirements around license and access.

•The role of the library is to communicate the nature and potential of these complex resources across the university to disciplines as diverse as Mathematics, Health, Information Systems and Creative Industries.

•Has demonstrated clear concrete support for research by QUT Library and built relationships into faculty. It has made data available to all researchers and attracted new HDRs. The aim is to reach the output threshold of research outputs to submit into FOR Code 1502 (Banking, Finance and Investment) for ERA 2015.

•It is difficult to identify what subset of dataset will be obtained given somewhat vague price tiers.

•The integrity of data is variable as it is limited by the way it is collected, this occasionally raises issues for researchers(Cook, Campbell, & Kelly, 2012)

•Improved library understanding of the content of our products and the nature of financial based research is a necessary part of the service.

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ID Code: 65296
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > OTHER TECHNOLOGY (109900) > Technology not elsewhere classified (109999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Financial Economics (140207)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2013 22:33
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 05:44

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