The regionally engaged researcher: a case study in supporting early career humanities researchers through the research cycle

Blake, Jacqueline and Toleman, Mark (2014) The regionally engaged researcher: a case study in supporting early career humanities researchers through the research cycle. In: 2nd Digital Rural Futures Conference 2014, 25-27 Jun 2014, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Humanities scholars from regional universities often ground their research in the current concerns of the surrounding rural community. They document and investigate solutions to
problems in areas which would be of interest to that community. However communication of that research to the surrounding community can be problematic.
University researchers publish in journals which members of the regional community may find difficult to access, for
example Toowoomba Regional Library does not offer access to online databases such as ScienceDirect. This equity of access issue establishes a barrier between the community
and the university researcher working in the problem domain.
The move toward the idea that research data whose collection was funded by public money should remain a public good available to others helps to remove this problem.

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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 03:15
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 05:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: research results; access to research; regional communities; scientific databases
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080708 Records and Information Management (excl. Business Records and Information Management)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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