DSSC Data Service


DSSC Data Servvice

The Digital Social Science Center (DSSC) Data Service focuses on users doing quantitative work and needing assistance with either GIS or statistical software.

dssc.data@columbia.edu

212-854-6012

hours for walk-in help

It is in Lehman room IAB215 directly down the stairs from the main DSSC space.

Data Collections

Use the GIS & Statistical Data page for access

  • Geospatial data which is suitable for use in GIS mapping software, can come in a variety formats: vector, raster, imagery, or data tables.
  • Numeric data which is suitable for use in statistical software and covers a wide range of topics: socio-demographic data, public opinion polls, politics, health, economics, and more.
  • Maps can also be used in GIS applications so help using the Lehman Map Collection is provided.

Services to Support Users

  • Identifying numeric and spatial data products either in the Libraries' collection or elsewhere
  • Capturing or extracting data from their source
  • Working with meta-data and data dictionaries that accompany data
  • Formatting suitable for research or analysis
  • Help with using statistical or GIS software as per the Consulting Guidelines for DSSC Support for Data
  • Workstations dedicated to those needing our services and doing quantitative work.