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|Title:||Future-proofing : the academic library’s role in e-research support|
|Publisher:||Pao Yue-kong Library, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|Source:||Academic Librarian 2 : Singing in the Rain, ALSR 2010, Conference towards Future Possibilities, Hong Kong, 11-12 March 2010, conference proceedings, session 11B, p. [1-10].|
|Abstract:||Purpose – The paper describes a project created to enhance e-research support activities within an Australian university, based on environmental scanning of e-research activities and funding both
nationally and internationally. Participation by the university library is also described.|
Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses a case study that describes the stages of a project undertaken to develop an academic library’s capacity to offer e-research support to its institution’s research community.
Findings – While the outcomes of the project have been successfully achieved, the work needs to be continued and eventually mainstreamed as core business in order to keep pace with developments in e-research. The continual skilling up of the university’s researchers and research support staff in e-research activities is imperative in reaching the goal of becoming a highly competitive research institution.
Research limitations/implications – Although a single case study, the work has been contextualised within the national research agenda.
Practical implications – The paper provides a project model that can adapted within an academic library without external or specialist skills. It is also scalable and can be applied at a divisional or broader level.
Originality/value – The paper highlights the drivers for research investment in Australia and provides a model of how building e-research support activities can leverage this investment and contribute towards successful research activity.
|Rights:||Reproduced with permission of the author.|
|Appears in Collections:||LIB ALSR 2010 Conference Papers & Presentations|
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