Library Data Services Program (LDSP)

The Library Data Services Program (LDSP) guides scholars to discover, access, share, and preserve data through dataset acquisition, discovery and librarian-led instruction and consultations.

LDSP works with UC Berkeley librarians and library staff to provide internal professional development and training opportunities to better work with our own data and provide data services for our users.


Salwa Ismail, AUL for Digital Initiatives and Information Technology

Anna Sackmann, Data Services Librarian

Library Data Services Program contact:

Internal library listserv for UC Berkeley librarians and library staff:

Please email if you would like to be added to the internal library listserv for semi regular updates and interesting data news from campus and beyond.

Supporting Documents:

The Library Data Services Collaboration Team assists and helps the Data Services Librarian prioritize the coordination and communication of the overarching direction, goals, and objectives of the program. 

UC Berkeley Library Data Services and Librarians: describes the various levels of data support and responsibilities librarians may be able to provide. 

Library Data Services Consultation Process: outlines how to best refer users to other data support and how to document data reference questions for assessment purposes. 

DataTalk Monthly Meeting: open to any member of the UC Berkeley Library and RDM to attend, serves as an informal meeting space for the organizations/participants to share ideas, ask questions, get clarification, etc. 

Collaboration with the Research Data Management Program: outlines how the Library Data Services Program will continue to work in partnership with the Research Data Management Program.

The Data Services Guide is a consultation referral tool that provides a list of UC Berkeley multidisciplinary support for data-intensive coursework, research, and exploration.

The Library Data Services Program maintains a number of email listservs for our users and internal communication.