Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service

CARNEGIE RESEARCH COMMONS

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RESEARCH COMMONS

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layout
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timeline

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Stellenbosch University joins the RLC - 2009

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Co-incided with Hope Project

Constr...
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national context

Pertinent documents:
• 1997 White Paper on Higher Education Transformation
• 2001 Nati...
RESEARCH COMMONS

institutional context

• Research Policy of Stellenbosch University (2008) &
Strategic Plan for the Envi...
THE RESEARCH

landscape is changing

• Problem-orientated
• Application-based
• Team-driven, partnership-based
• Multi-dis...
strategic action
plans

RESEARCH COMMONS

2013
• Continuously develop a step-by-step guide as a
virtual generic training p...
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service alignment

Institutional Repository

•Electronic theses and dissertations
•Open Access
•Publishi...
RESEARCH COMMONS

fundamentals

What

•High-level support, high-

facility
•Exclusive for masters, doctoral
and academic s...
RESEARCH COMMONS

holistic

The Research Commons takes
a holistic approach to
supporting research students
and staff by of...
RESEARCH COMMONS

hours
Semester:
Mon-Th 08:00-22:00
Fri
Sat

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08:00-18:30
10:00-16:30
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facilities

• 33 individual study carousels
• 4 discussion rooms
• video-conferencing
• relaxation area;...
RESEARCH COMMONS

utilities
• Printing
• Scanning
• Photocopying

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video conferencing

Free of charge, Polycom based
Meetings (CSIR, reading circles), ethical c...
RESEARCH COMMONS

lockers
Bring your own
lock and use a
locker on a day to
day basis

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RESEARCH COMMONS

computers
Desktops are
standardised to
allow remote
management and
updating of
software

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RESEARCH COMMONS

seminar rooms

Room 1: 12 seats, laptop, plasma, white board
Available for research groups, workshops, s...
RESEARCH COMMONS

style

• High quality – expression of
respect and value of researchers
• Architects:
Visser Kapperer De ...
RESEARCH COMMONS

inspiration

Artwork:

•Winter, Spring, and Rain - Larry
Scully (1922-2002)

•How do I know - Renee le R...
RESEARCH COMMONS

staff

Senior librarian (Lucia)
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RLC Academy participant, 2010

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USA Intern 2011

Librarian (Marié)
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RESEARCH COMMONS

consultations
Individual consultations with
library experts and beyond
arranged on request

•Faculty lib...
RESEARCH COMMONS

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relaxing area
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collaboration
Writing lab
Postgraduate & Internat. Office
Research Development
Centre for...
RESEARCH COMMONS

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workshops

New! Your research footprint:
tracking and enhancing scholarly
and scientific impact

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N...
RESEARCH COMMONS

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workshops

Choose the right research method for your project using SAGE
Research Methods Online (SRMO...
RESEARCH COMMONS

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workshops

An overview and comparison of free reference managers
Storing and sharing large files
...
RESEARCH COMMONS

social hour

15 min research-related talk
cheese and wine
Opportunity for dialogue,
discussion and in...
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Social hour 23 Sept 2011
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lectures

 Invited lectures by distinguished
researchers and visiting scholars
 Opportunity to share
r...
RESEARCH COMMONS

research café

One hour weekly social hour during which
coffee is served free of charge and RC users
are...
RESEARCH COMMONS

usage
May 2013

•Gate count: 7315
•Approx. 10% unique visitors (626)
•Bookings for seminar rooms: 76
•Qu...
RESEARCH COMMONS

enquiries

Average number of enquiries per day 10-15

•Technical (computers, printing, username/password...
RESEARCH COMMONS

expertise

Connecting researchers with skills, information and facilities

•Troubleshooting
•Bibliograph...
RESEARCH COMMONS

Topics include

•Research process
•Research methods
•Scientific writing skills
•Reference techniques
•Da...
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new books
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brochures
RESEARCH SUPPORT

Libguides

The research process
Steps in the research process – Description of the step,
useful reading,...
RESEARCH COMMONS
• Newsletter
• Blog – Research Expressions
• Contributions to Postgrad
and International Office
• Newslet...
RESEARCH COMMONS

News

Electronic distribution to regular users (concept design)
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value

The Library sees the
Research Commons’ role in
increasing research output
and improving throughpu...
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feedback

Thank you for extra work space in
separate room!
The new Research Commons...
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focus group

and services required (29 Sept 2011)
Technical aspects o...
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website
recent and
planned initiatives

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Increase works space
Communication with regular user
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Lack of display equipment (physical and
electronic)

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Soundproofing
IT support
Need more resear...
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challenges

• Research support charter
• Optimise service model (liaison vs specialisation ito
bibliomet...
Thank you

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  • The HOPE Project was launched on 21 July 2010 and is a long-term strategic plan spanning the next decade. Advancement and fundraising by linking university efforts to society.
    SU has selected five themes from the International Millennium Development Goals on which to focus:
    *eradicating poverty and related conditions
    *promoting human dignity and health
    *promoting democracy and human rights
    *promoting peace and security
    *promoting a sustainable environment and a competitive industry
  • Context and background for the RC on national level
  • Take note of the changing research landscape
  • The following strategic objectives relate directly to the RC
  • The Research Commons does not function in isolation but forms part of a suite of services directed towards supporting postgraduates and researchers
  • A very unique feature of the RC is its HOLISTIC approach
  • Unique feature = RLC training and experience
    Student assistants – peer assistance – Smart Maties
  • Unique feature
  • Unique feature
  • Partnership Goals:
    Establish workflow channels and contact procedures between the library and research-related unit to benefit postgraduate students in terms of offering a comprehensive service and based on a one-stop philosophy
     
    Collaboratively develop products and services which reciprocally enrich and add value to each unit’s services
     
    Create opportunities for research-related units on campus to reach and provide services to postgraduate students
     
    Consultations in the Research Commons
    Workshops
     
    Reciprocal promotion of each other’s services
  • Training sessions:
    1 - 3 hours
    Often over lunch time
    Free of charge
    Supplementary tools/skills related to doing research
    E-classroom or RC (up to 10 people) depending on interest and hands-on
    Aimed at postgraduate but not exclusive of undergraduates
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  • Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service Carnegie Research Commons

    1. 1. Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service CARNEGIE RESEARCH COMMONS 11/02/15
    2. 2. RESEARCH COMMONS 11/02/15 layout
    3. 3. RESEARCH COMMONS timeline • • • • Stellenbosch University joins the RLC - 2009 • Co-incided with Hope Project Construction completed – January 2011 Soft opening – March 2011 Official opening - 10 May 2011 and strong strategic shift to research orientation 11/02/15
    4. 4. RESEARCH COMMONS national context Pertinent documents: • 1997 White Paper on Higher Education Transformation • 2001 National Plan for Higher Education • 2012 Green paper for post-school education and training • 2012 NPC – Vision 2030 Goals include: • Increased targets for high publication output rate • Increased enrolment in science, engineering and technology • Increased enrollment Masters and doctoral enrolments • Increase number of HE permanent staff with doctoral degrees 11/02/15
    5. 5. RESEARCH COMMONS institutional context • Research Policy of Stellenbosch University (2008) & Strategic Plan for the Environment of the VR (Research) (2009) • Commitment to National System of Innovation and Government Research Agenda Specific goals : • reduce ratio between undergrad and postgrad • increased through-put rate • half the completion time of masters & doctoral • increased numbers of PhDs • increased research output 11/02/15
    6. 6. THE RESEARCH landscape is changing • Problem-orientated • Application-based • Team-driven, partnership-based • Multi-disciplinary, Interdisciplinary Transdisciplinary • Heterogeneous, multi-cited • Awareness of impact • Social useful • Beyond peer-review • Data driven 11/02/15
    7. 7. strategic action plans RESEARCH COMMONS 2013 • Continuously develop a step-by-step guide as a virtual generic training programme for consultation and self-study • Grow collaboration with cognate service divisions to solicit services that support postgraduate throughput • Provide research excellence seminars to enhance the research skills of postgraduate students 11/02/15
    8. 8. RESEARCH COMMONS service alignment Institutional Repository •Electronic theses and dissertations •Open Access •Publishing of online journals Research Performance Management •SciVal Experts Informations Services Digitisation and digital services 11/02/15
    9. 9. RESEARCH COMMONS fundamentals What •High-level support, high- facility •Exclusive for masters, doctoral and academic staff (card access) Why •Improve through-put •Enhance output How •Provide a conducive space for research productivity, collaboration and scholarly dialogue 11/02/15
    10. 10. RESEARCH COMMONS holistic The Research Commons takes a holistic approach to supporting research students and staff by offering space, services, facilities, equipment, skills development, social and emotional support as well as access to other campus support units 11/02/15 in one location
    11. 11. RESEARCH COMMONS hours Semester: Mon-Th 08:00-22:00 Fri Sat 11/02/15 08:00-18:30 10:00-16:30
    12. 12. RESEARCH COMMONS facilities • 33 individual study carousels • 4 discussion rooms • video-conferencing • relaxation area; coffee • wireless • Laptops; ipads; recording device; headphones 11/02/15
    13. 13. RESEARCH COMMONS utilities • Printing • Scanning • Photocopying 11/02/15
    14. 14. RESEARCH COMMONS • • • • • video conferencing Free of charge, Polycom based Meetings (CSIR, reading circles), ethical committees PhD defenses Meetings with supervisors Fundamentally supports research networking and dialogue 11/02/15
    15. 15. RESEARCH COMMONS lockers Bring your own lock and use a locker on a day to day basis 11/02/15
    16. 16. RESEARCH COMMONS computers Desktops are standardised to allow remote management and updating of software 11/02/15
    17. 17. RESEARCH COMMONS seminar rooms Room 1: 12 seats, laptop, plasma, white board Available for research groups, workshops, seminars, training, defense of thesis, max booking: full day Room 2: 10 seats, laptop, white board, video-conference, Polycom system (internet connection per IP address), free of charge Seminar room 3 & 4: 4-6 seats, laptop, plasma, white board. Available for consultations with faculty librarians or other research support services, group work, discussions. Bookings: 3 hours 11/02/15
    18. 18. RESEARCH COMMONS style • High quality – expression of respect and value of researchers • Architects: Visser Kapperer De Bruin • Style: Afro Chic “African style meets couture with elegant feathers, detailed textiles, bold shapes, and refined colour” • Indigenous South African designs, furniture and fabric 11/02/15
    19. 19. RESEARCH COMMONS inspiration Artwork: •Winter, Spring, and Rain - Larry Scully (1922-2002) •How do I know - Renee le Roux •Rasputin's Blue Roses - Christo Coetzee •African Sentinel - Sculpture by Eduardo Villa (1915-2011) 11/02/15
    20. 20. RESEARCH COMMONS staff Senior librarian (Lucia) • RLC Academy participant, 2010 • USA Intern 2011 Librarian (Marié) • Marié Lucia RLC Academy participant, 2010 Peer-assistance • Six masters and doctoral students with research experience – work in shifts http://library.sun.ac.za/eng/Researc 11/02/15 Assistant h_Commons/Team.html
    21. 21. RESEARCH COMMONS consultations Individual consultations with library experts and beyond arranged on request •Faculty librarians •Writing laboratory •Scholarly communications 11/02/15
    22. 22. RESEARCH COMMONS 11/02/15 relaxing area
    23. 23. RESEARCH COMMONS • • • • • • • collaboration Writing lab Postgraduate & Internat. Office Research Development Centre for Statistical Consultation Information Technology Centre for Teaching and Learning Community Interaction Members form Research Support 11/02/15 Forum and meet quarterly
    24. 24. RESEARCH COMMONS • workshops New! Your research footprint: tracking and enhancing scholarly and scientific impact • New! Finding sources for your literature review: an advanced guide for masters and doctoral students • • New! Manage your author rights New! Optimise your research visibility 11/02/15 http://library.sun.ac.za/English/aboutus/news/events/Pages/training-postgrads.aspx
    25. 25. RESEARCH COMMONS • workshops Choose the right research method for your project using SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) • • • Copyright issues in theses and dissertation writing Creating alerts to stay up to date in your discipline How can Open Access increase the citation rate of my publications? • • • Finding government statistics Finding full-text easily Making important decisions about publishing your research 11/02/15
    26. 26. RESEARCH COMMONS • • • workshops An overview and comparison of free reference managers Storing and sharing large files Submitting your thesis/dissertation/articles to SUNScholar 11/02/15
    27. 27. RESEARCH COMMONS social hour 15 min research-related talk cheese and wine Opportunity for dialogue, discussion and interaction Inspirational, motivating 11/02/15
    28. 28. 28 Social hour 23 Sept 2011
    29. 29. RESEARCH COMMONS lectures  Invited lectures by distinguished researchers and visiting scholars  Opportunity to share research/knowledge and inspire young researchers … to be established 11/02/15
    30. 30. RESEARCH COMMONS research café One hour weekly social hour during which coffee is served free of charge and RC users are encouraged to get to know each other and the librarians … to be established 11/02/15
    31. 31. RESEARCH COMMONS usage May 2013 •Gate count: 7315 •Approx. 10% unique visitors (626) •Bookings for seminar rooms: 76 •Queries: approx. 212 per month •Coffee consumption: 875 cups •Average occupation of computer workstations: optimal 11/02/15
    32. 32. RESEARCH COMMONS enquiries Average number of enquiries per day 10-15 •Technical (computers, printing, username/passwords, troubleshooting.) •General (Refworks, referencing, Turnitin/plagiarism, short catalogue and database searches, room bookings, card access, coffee machine; lost items; enforcing good conduct) •Other: technical editing of thesis, reference techniques, translation, etc. •Subject/Information searches are handled by faculty librarians 11/02/15
    33. 33. RESEARCH COMMONS expertise Connecting researchers with skills, information and facilities •Troubleshooting •Bibliographic management and reference techniques •Technical guidelines for thesis writing •Skype / video-conferencing facilities •Editing, proofreading, translation contacts •Document preparation •Where to find assistance with ethical clearance procedures; copyright procedures; high performance computing facilities; specialised instrumentation (Central Analytical Facility) •Where to find statistical assistance; equipment & devices for research; find funding / scholarships information, etc. 11/02/15
    34. 34. RESEARCH COMMONS Topics include •Research process •Research methods •Scientific writing skills •Reference techniques •Data collection •Statistical analysis •Dictionaries 11/02/15 •Etc. collection
    35. 35. RESEARCH COMMONS 11/02/15 new books
    36. 36. RESEARCH COMMONS 11/02/15 brochures
    37. 37. RESEARCH SUPPORT Libguides The research process Steps in the research process – Description of the step, useful reading, services & tools User guide for postgraduates and researchers Includes virtual networking spaces (SNSs) and tools and applications Where to publish your research article Covers traditional publication, Open Access and Subsidy information Bibliometrics and citation analysis
    38. 38. RESEARCH COMMONS • Newsletter • Blog – Research Expressions • Contributions to Postgrad and International Office • Newsletter • Facebook • Twitter • Website • Flyers • Display brochures / books Marketing
    39. 39. RESEARCH COMMONS News Electronic distribution to regular users (concept design)
    40. 40. RESEARCH COMMONS value The Library sees the Research Commons’ role in increasing research output and improving throughput as influential. The problem is – how do we demonstrate this? 11/02/15
    41. 41. RESEARCH COMMONS • • • • • • • • • • feedback Thank you for extra work space in separate room! The new Research Commons motivates you to come here and DO your work. Thank you! Baie dankie! Great initiative! Step up and unto the know ledge Good coffee!! Love the red couch Oh orange chair, thank you for loving my back… This place is extraordinary I LOVE the Research Commons Thank you so much for the stationary, really helpful, I LOVE this place
    42. 42. RESEARCH COMMONS • Suggestions • • • • • • • • • • focus group and services required (29 Sept 2011) Technical aspects of theses Troubleshooting Latex Converting chapter of theses to article Bibliographic tools – Refworks, Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero Facebook Notice board Add reference books Upgrade wifi Add desks / Do not add desks
    43. 43. RESEARCH COMMONS 11/02/15 website
    44. 44. recent and planned initiatives RESEARCH COMMONS • • • • • • • • Increase works space Communication with regular user Banner Touch Screen bulletin/display boards Usage analysis (by faculty) More events New workshops User assessment
    45. 45. RESEARCH COMMONS • Lack of display equipment (physical and electronic) • • • Soundproofing IT support Need more research specific software • concerns Wifi
    46. 46. RESEARCH SUPPORT challenges • Research support charter • Optimise service model (liaison vs specialisation ito bibliometrics, scholarly communications support, etc.) • Definition of research support • Differentiation of services - PhD, masters, supervisors • Data support • Unique author identification • Optimise SciVal Experts, Scopus, Web of Science, etc.
    47. 47. Thank you 11/02/15

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