Supporting research through a new
Library Services strategy
Gavin Beattie
Associate Director, Research & Learning Liaison
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About King’s
About Library Services
Existing support for research
Areas for growth
Challenges
Developing a ...
King’s College London
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Founded in 1829, one of top 30 universities in the world
Fourth oldest University in ...
Library Services at King’s
• King’s was founded in 1829, but Library Services has
only been in existence since 2011
• Libr...
Library Services in the King’s structure
• Formerly Library and IT functions were heavily
integrated as Information Servic...
Support for Research
• Research intensive university, so support for
research is heavily integrated across the Library
• U...
Support for Research
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Collections
Training
Digitisation and collection description
One-to-one support by request...
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Areas that need to grow
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RDM
OA - policy, advocacy, funding
Support for our CRIS and repository
More training an...
Challenges
• Meeting new demands within existing resources
• Maintaining support for research in an environment
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Balancing print and electronic collections
Managing our space (in central London)
Turning projects i...
Developing a new strategy
• Our new strategy is still in development, so nothing is
final!
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Commu...
Emerging themes from our strategy
• Customer engagement and support
• Better use of feedback and usage data in collection
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Gavin Beattie, King's College London

  1. 1. Supporting research through a new Library Services strategy Gavin Beattie Associate Director, Research & Learning Liaison Library Services, King’s College London RLUK Redefining the Research Library Model Workshop – 1 July 2013 1
  2. 2. • • • • • • • About King’s About Library Services Existing support for research Areas for growth Challenges Developing a new strategy Emerging themes 2
  3. 3. King’s College London • • • • • • • Founded in 1829, one of top 30 universities in the world Fourth oldest University in England Multi-disciplinary Member of the Russell Group – heavily research-intensive Top seven in the UK for research funding Over 25,000 students from 140 countries Part of King’s Health Partners AHSC, partner in the Francis Crick Institute • Five campuses in London – the most central University in London 3
  4. 4. Library Services at King’s • King’s was founded in 1829, but Library Services has only been in existence since 2011 • Library Leadership Team is mostly relatively new • Six libraries, plus Special Collections and Archives reading rooms • 2 million printed volumes, access to over 50,000 journal titles • 1.5 million visits annually • Almost 2 million books borrowed annually 4
  5. 5. Library Services in the King’s structure • Formerly Library and IT functions were heavily integrated as Information Services & Systems • De-converged from IT and ‘super-converged’ into Students and Education Directorate (SED) • SED covers the whole student lifecycle from Application to Graduation • Obviously Library Services provides significant support for research • Separate from, but work closely with the Research Management Directorate 5
  6. 6. Support for Research • Research intensive university, so support for research is heavily integrated across the Library • Until recently one post specifically dedicated to research support – Library Liaison Manager (Research) • Two additional temporary posts – Research Data Management – Administering OA funds • Support our CRIS – which contains our repository 6
  7. 7. Support for Research • • • • • Collections Training Digitisation and collection description One-to-one support by request Recent support for research data management – – – – Developing policy Ensuring compliance Help with data management plans Training 7
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  9. 9. Areas that need to grow • • • • • RDM OA - policy, advocacy, funding Support for our CRIS and repository More training and support for researchers Build on existing relationships with the Graduate School and Research Management Directorate • Collaborative Collection Management • Etheses / eresearch / escience • Engaging across the research life-cycle 9
  10. 10. Challenges • Meeting new demands within existing resources • Maintaining support for research in an environment concerned with student satisfaction • Engaging with “impact”, less on bibliometrics (?) • Inter-disciplinarity • Finding and engaging with researchers • Prioritising uncatalogued legacy gift collections • Compensating for historic under-investment 10
  11. 11. Challenges • • • • • Balancing print and electronic collections Managing our space (in central London) Turning projects into business-as-usual Licensing Massive developments in health – Francis Crick Institute, KHP • Increasing student numbers • New and developing disciplines 11
  12. 12. Developing a new strategy • Our new strategy is still in development, so nothing is final! • Five strands – – – – – Community Collections Expertise Quality & Efficiency People • Research is embedded throughout rather than a separate strand 12
  13. 13. Emerging themes from our strategy • Customer engagement and support • Better use of feedback and usage data in collection development • Representation at research committees • Define and promote our expertise • Improved communication across the service • Defining roles & responsibilities • Commit to cataloguing relevant gift collections • Ensuring researchers meet funders' requirements • CPD 13

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