Library research support in Queensland : a survey

Richardson, Joanna, Nolan-Brown, Therese, Loria, Pat, & Bradbury, Stephanie J. (2012) Library research support in Queensland : a survey. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 43(4), pp. 258-277.

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University libraries worldwide are reconceptualising the ways in which they support the research agenda in their respective institutions. This paper is based on a survey completed by member libraries of the Queensland University Libraries Office of Cooperation (QUL OC), the findings of which may be informative for other university libraries. After briefly examining major emerging trends in research support, the paper discusses the results of the survey specifically focussing on support for researchers and the research agenda in their institutions. All responding libraries offer a high level of research support, however, eResearch support, in general, and research data management support, in particular, have the highest variance among the libraries, and signal possible areas for growth. Areas for follow-up, benchmarking and development are suggested.

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ID Code: 57384
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: HERN
ISSN: 0004-8623
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified (080799)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Library and Information Association
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2013 04:58
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2015 11:43

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