9 areas of high skills gap & high importance
- Preserving research outputs
- Data management and curation
- Complying with research funder mandates
- Discipline-appropriate data manipulation tools
- Data mining
- Preserving project records
- Sources of research funding
- Developing metadata schema and advice on discipline
- Cloud computing
- Research virtual networks
- High performance computing
- Large scale data storage
- Research policy and strategic direction
- Higher degree research training
- Higher degree research awards
- Grants management
- Research performance analysis
- Government research reporting
Research Information Network (2007). Researchers’ use of academic libraries and their services. London: RIN.
researchers … showed
little interest in making
use of information skills
training from the library.
They are confident in their
understanding of both the
generic and the specialist
tools that are relevant to
their research area
Research Information Network (2010).
Research support in UK universities.
Open access availability by discipline (2009)
Source: Björk B.-C., Welling P., & Laakso M., et al. (2010). Open access to the scientific journal literature: situation 2009.
PLoS ONE 5(6), e11273.
Source: Gargouri, Y., Lariviere, V., Gingras, Y., Carr, L., & Harnad, S. (2012) Green and gold open access percentages and
growth, by discipline. Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators
(STI), Montreal, Canada, 05–08 Sep 2012.
3. Help with research
- All publications information collected
- All full text required for peer review sourced
- Dark archive of full text managed
- Support for submissions to the journal list
- Maintenance of the Scopus dataset.
6. Support for
Relatively few researchers have the knowledge
or skills to manage their data effectively, and only
a small number of people have the specialist
data management and curation skills combined
with the subject domain expertise often required
in order to provide effective support to
researchers in the course of their work.
Research Information Network (2010). Research support in UK universities. London: RIN.
Data helps with research integrity
Emma, please insert NMR
data here! where are they?
and for this
compound, just make up
an elemental analysis.
* Actual notes on a published paper
[Subject Librarians] cannot be expert in themselves in
each new capability, but knowing when to call in a
colleague, or how to describe appropriate expert
capabilities to faculty, will be key to the new liaison role.
Just as researchers are often working in teams to
leverage compatible expertise, liaison librarians will need
to be team builders among library experts where this
advances client research.
Hahn, K. (2009). Introduction: positioning liaison librarians for the 21st century.
Research Library Issues, 265, 1–2.
My wise research librarian
Australia and NZ
for inviting me to speak today
Where to next?
Rebecca Parker BA MIM AALIA
For more information on Australian research support:
Parker, R. (2012). What the library did next: strengthening
our visibility in research support. VALA Conference.
Richardson, J., et al. (2012). Library research support in
Queensland: a survey. Australian Academic and
Research Libraries, 43(4), 258-277.
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