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  • 1. Supporting the Research Community in Supporting the Research Community in pp i g h h i yi Northern Australia Northern A N h Australia li Jayshree Mamtora, Charles Darwin University Library Jayshree Mamtora, Charles Darwin University Library y y yThe U iTh University ity Research questions• Eight campuses and centres • Is adequate support being provided by the Library to the University research• External partners community?y• On-campus a d off-campus stude ts O ca pus and o ca pus students • What is the impact of the Library s new Research Services Coordinator on the Library’s• Internal and external delivery research community? h it ?•GGeographically and culturally diverse hi ll d l ll di • What are the g p in the service being p gaps g provided?Research strengthsR h t gth Methodology• Indigenous knowledge • O li survey Online• Remote health • October–November 2008• Tropical knowledge Library services Response to survey R t • 116 responses, or estimated 33% responses• Desert knowledge • Research workshops p •RResearch staff and students h ff d d • Wid collaboration Wider ll b ti• Environmental issues • Research consultations • Better p promotion of services• Indonesia and East Timor •M R MyResearch h • More workshops • Online tutorials Key findings •IIncreased use of innovative methods d fi ti th d • Interlibrary loansBackgroundBackgro nd g • Off Off-campus support • 90% considered staff support good to excellent id d ff d ll and tools d l• Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) • 70% considered the interlibrary loan service y established 2005 t bli h d • Ask Us good to excellent Collaborators• Research Quality Framework (RQF) • 67% considered th research workshops good to id r d the r r h rk h p dt •RResearch schools (IAS) h h l launched 2006 Resources Resou ces excellent ll • Research groups g p• Position of Research Services • 39% considered the research consultation • Research Office •D t b Databases and e-journals d j l Coordinator t C di t set up in the Library i th Lib service being provided as being good to • Li i Liaison Librarians Lib i • Citation tools 2007 excellent • EndNote software • Teaching + Learning staff g g• RQF replaced by Excellence for Q ep aced ce e ce o • 53% ticked the “Don’t know” or “Not available” d b • Referen ing g ides Referencing guides • IT staff Research in Australia (ERA) 2008 category for research consultations g y • 37% saw the need to improve the range and/or extent of e journals e-journals Technological tools g • Blog • Wiki Major M j recommendations d ti • Wimba •E l Evaluate current range and runs of e-journals d f j l • Online tutorials • Review hard copy book and j py journal collection •P d Podcasts • Continue to promote Library services • Video tutorials • P id more support for researchers b d off-campus Provide tf h based ff • CDU eSpace • Provide more support for research staff at Alice Springs Campus pp p g p • Offer additional workshops targeting small specialised groups jayshree mamtora@cdu edu au