Nariani - Enticing Graduate Students and Faculty Members: Librarians Creating Research Webs

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Nariani - Enticing Graduate Students and Faculty Members: Librarians Creating Research Webs

  1. 1. Rajiv NarianiYork University Libraries  Toronto, Canada LILAC 2011 18th April 2011 rajivn@yorku.ca
  2. 2. Overview Understanding research within our subject  areas  Science Technology & Medicine databases Helping graduate students in keeping up  with current research  Customized searches  Setting up public profiles Supporting Open Access Publishing  Helping faculty members and students  understand the OA landscape Future
  3. 3. Understanding research in our subject areas Understand and  Open Access  highlight university  Publishing ‐ research ‐ Sci Tech Med  Databases, Publisher  databases: websites, Citations:  HealthLibDelicious ,  NetVibes_OA_Cite,  LibGuides,  LibGuides NetVibes_YUR Research web:  PubMed Central  Canada: CIHR  Librarians Policy for OA to  Research Research  Newsletter.  Graduate students &  Collection  PubMed ‐ Customized  Development: searches:  SteacieLib Delicious NetVibes_Grad  LibGuides Students
  4. 4. Web of Science (WoS) Affiliation and departmental searching Papers acknowledging grant funding Analysis  featureScopus  Tracking Open Access publications  Good for citation analysis  Affiliation / department specific papers – RSS  feeds more durable than WoSPubMed  Kinesiology Graduate students
  5. 5. Search fields in Web of Science  Address field  Funding Agency Conduct your search Create Real Simple Syndication (RSS)  feeds Display them  Analyze!
  6. 6. Research from School of Kinesiology, Vision Research & Psychology using Addressfield in Web of Science (WoS)
  7. 7. Include relevant departments: WoS Grant Funded Research
  8. 8. Analyze your results
  9. 9. Create RSS Feeds: Scopus & Web of Science
  10. 10. Delicious: Capture Research Facets
  11. 11. LibGuides: Customized display
  12. 12. NetVibes: Display Research Activities Open to All
  13. 13. How does all this help? Top journals where our researchers are publishing  Accreditation of our graduate programs Aware of emerging research areas  Collection development Support for OA publishers  Data analysis Informed us about funded research  Implications for Research Officers Publicized these tools  More engagement with faculty and students  More IL classes
  14. 14. Support Journal of Vision? Scopus & Web of Sciencedata using Affiliation search
  15. 15. FSE Research Officer: Scopus RSS Feeds on Faculty of Science & Engineering page
  16. 16. For Graduate students Following latest papers  indexed in PubMed,  Scopus & Web of Science using innovative  features  MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) in PubMed  + Customized feeds  Means to highlight their teaching and  learning activities  Citation Management Programs e.g.  Mendeley,  Academia.edu, ResearcherID, WizFolio
  17. 17. Graduate students Research Portal Open to All
  18. 18. Did it help us? Constant influx of students who need help  with literature review Students appreciate the RSS feature and  want librarians to create feeds for their topics Students come often and ask questions  related to:  Citation Management Programs   Setting up public profiles to display teaching &  learning activities  Library support  (Article Processing Charges) for  publishing in OA journals 
  19. 19. Papers with Faculty & PhD students
  20. 20. York University Libraries: Open Access Publishing
  21. 21. Open Access to Research: Engaging FacultyData from RSS feeds of STM databases & OA publisher websites
  22. 22. SWOT  Strengths   Use STM databases & technology tools to benefit our work  and liaison  role Weakness  Not enough promotion  Comprehensiveness of databases/searches?  Analytics of free tools? Usage & statistics Opportunities  Means to understand departmental research  Liaison with Research Officers  ‐ Bibliometrics  Customized portal for graduate students: LibGuides Threats  Permanence of free technology tools 

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