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Role of the Librarian in the Research Process
Role of the Librarian in the Research Process
Role of the Librarian in the Research Process
Role of the Librarian in the Research Process
Role of the Librarian in the Research Process
Role of the Librarian in the Research Process
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The Role of the Librarian in the Research Evaluation Process by Kate Bradbury, Cardiff University. Presentation at the Research Evaluation: Is It Our Business? The Role of Librarians in the Brave New …

The Role of the Librarian in the Research Evaluation Process by Kate Bradbury, Cardiff University. Presentation at the Research Evaluation: Is It Our Business? The Role of Librarians in the Brave New World of Research Evaluation 29 June 2011, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus.

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  • 1. The role of the librarian in the Research Evaluation process<br />Kate Bradbury<br />Research Support, Library<br />
  • 2. Outline<br /><ul><li>Drivers of institutional research evaluation requirements
  • 3. Role description
  • 4. Knowledge
  • 5. Skills
  • 6. Future directions</li></li></ul><li>Institutional research evaluation: drivers<br />External factors<br /><ul><li>REF2014
  • 7. Impact/Value for Money
  • 8. Performance/league tables
  • 9. Grant applications/awards</li></ul>Internal factors<br /><ul><li>Promotions
  • 10. Evaluating particular initiatives
  • 11. Departmental performance
  • 12. Funding allocations</li></li></ul><li>Role description – data elements<br /><ul><li>REF 2014 – Outputs, Environment, Impact
  • 13. Database/repository for outputs
  • 14. Bibliometric data retrieval
  • 15. Collaboration data – by institution & country
  • 16. Usage & hits data
  • 17. Integrating bibliometric data into repositories
  • 18. Working with data providers to improve data quality [eg. affiliations] and services offered</li></li></ul><li>Role description – other elements<br /><ul><li>Helping to find evidence of impact – social, economic, cultural etc
  • 19. Verifying details of outputs
  • 20. University liaison
  • 21. Library liaison
  • 22. Training & advocacy</li></li></ul><li>Knowledge<br /><ul><li>Awareness of the research landscape & understanding needs of researchers.
  • 23. Databases – what you can do with current databases [eg.WoK, Scopus], what is freely available [eg. ResearcherID, Google Scholar, Publish or Perish] and what might be purchased [eg. InCites, SciVal Suite]
  • 24. Understanding data context and limitations.</li></li></ul><li>Skills<br /><ul><li>Data – attention to detail, cross-checking.
  • 25. Technical – retrieval of bibliometric data; search skills for finding evidence of impact and verifying outputs; using spreadsheets and database software.
  • 26. Evaluation – processing data and writing reports.
  • 27. Presenting, advocacy & training.</li></li></ul><li>Some future directions<br /><ul><li>REF2014 and beyond – using the institutional repository as a main publications database; bibliometric data & evidence of impact.
  • 28. Data & software developments – as database providers respond to new requirements; integration & repurposing of research data from all sources.
  • 29. Budget constraints – Value for Money; shrinking university and consequently library budgets [staff, stock].
  • 30. Combination with other roles/skills eg. Research Information Manager role.</li>

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