Library research support in Queensland: a survey

Richardson, Joanna and Nolan-Brown, Therese and Loria, Pat and Bradbury, Stephanie (2012) Library research support in Queensland: a survey. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 43 (4). pp. 258-277. ISSN 1839-471X

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Abstract

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 (QULOC), 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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher (non-exclusive license).
Depositing User: Mr Pat Loria
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Division of Academic Services - Library
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2013 02:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: library research support; Queensland
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080707 Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080708 Records and Information Management (excl. Business Records and Information Management)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080704 Information Retrieval and Web Search
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080705 Informetrics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080706 Librarianship
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23002

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