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Presentation on UTS Library support for researchers - done at Research Week 2013. Speaker's notes are included and I've included the slide builds, so on some slides you'll need to click several times ...

Presentation on UTS Library support for researchers - done at Research Week 2013. Speaker's notes are included and I've included the slide builds, so on some slides you'll need to click several times to get the full slide.

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    • @malbooth
    • UTS Library, thefuture & researchsupport @malbooth
    • Future Library http://youtu.be/V1n0rgyQ4YQEntirely produced, written and directed by Ryan Diefenbach: a UTS student.The video is available here: http://youtu.be/V1n0rgyQ4YQ
    • Future Library What’s involved? http://youtu.be/V1n0rgyQ4YQEntirely produced, written and directed by Ryan Diefenbach: a UTS student.The video is available here: http://youtu.be/V1n0rgyQ4YQ
    • Future Library
    • Future LibraryUTS: Library VisionConnecting people,knowledge & cultureat the heart of thecampus
    • Future LibraryCulture is both critical and pivotal to our future. It helps to distinguish us from online servicesand from a world in which libraries have become storage buildings for books.As well as providing inspiration, meaning and context for knowledge, it helps us connect peopleto knowledge and to connect people within our community.It is an intangible asset, but something our patrons do expect from us.
    • Future Library UTS Library:Towards 2017 & Beyond UTS : Library 2017+ Culture Providing Inspiration Adding Context to the Knowledge Recognising UTS AchievementsCulture is both critical and pivotal to our future. It helps to distinguish us from online servicesand from a world in which libraries have become storage buildings for books.As well as providing inspiration, meaning and context for knowledge, it helps us connect peopleto knowledge and to connect people within our community.It is an intangible asset, but something our patrons do expect from us.
    • Future Library UTS Library:Towards 2017 & BeyondOur efforts with discovery must drive curiosity about our collections and our services. The newtechnologies we are employing like RFID and ASRS will lead to the design and development ofa new service model for our library. That is already starting with research in 2012 into how ourusers behave and what they need from us.
    • Future Library UTS Library:Towards 2017 & Beyond UTS : Library 2017+ Knowledge Exciting Curiosity, Discovery New Services for future Education, Data New TechnologyOur efforts with discovery must drive curiosity about our collections and our services. The newtechnologies we are employing like RFID and ASRS will lead to the design and development ofa new service model for our library. That is already starting with research in 2012 into how ourusers behave and what they need from us.
    • Future Library UTS Library:Towards 2017 & BeyondCollaboration can be enhanced by spatial and furniture design, but we must also be more activein connecting our users to encourage collaboration and in going beyond just providing access toa neutral space that isn’t owned by a particular faculty or school within the University.Interactivity between faculties must be encouraged by the provision of spaces and services inthe Library that facilitate those connections.
    • Future Library UTS Library:Towards 2017 & Beyond UTS : Library 2017+ Collaboration Spaces for Interaction Connections Inter-disciplinarity Neutral SpaceCollaboration can be enhanced by spatial and furniture design, but we must also be more activein connecting our users to encourage collaboration and in going beyond just providing access toa neutral space that isn’t owned by a particular faculty or school within the University.Interactivity between faculties must be encouraged by the provision of spaces and services inthe Library that facilitate those connections.
    • Future Library Our Design Challenges 1. Designing the New Library Spaces 2. Designing a New Service Model 3. Designing a New Organisation to Move into the New Space & Deliver the New Service Model. That support future directions in learning, research and the intelligent use of data at UTS.These three challenges are deeply linked and cannot be dealt with in isolation of each other. Allmust be considered and progressed in concert with each other. And they obviously must becognisant of UTS future directions and priorities.
    • From Search to Discovery
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhere We Are HeadingAggregationRecommendationSocial Curation
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhere We Are Heading
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhere We Are HeadingSimplified Discovery: Aggregation
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhere We Are HeadingSimplified Discovery:
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhere We Are HeadingSimplified Discovery: Recommendation UTS:Library About the Library Using the Library Discover the Library Sign In What are you looking for? I’m not sure Search books, journals, eReadings, exams and more… Search Student/Staff Number Password Sign In UTS Library News: Events: Join the conversation: Gartner: Business & IT Search Tools Introduction to APA Referencing Facebook Twitter Over 150 000 documents produced and Today at 12:30 curated by industry analysts. Join us for a quick 30 minutes session to The Judy O’Connell Daily is out! http://t. help you reference in the APA style. co/uuWJyRFV Top stories today via @ Explore our new eResources TroveAustralia @utslibrary Over 2,500 recent editions to our Introduction to Harvard (UTS) Electronic Collection are now available Referencing on the library website. Today at 12:30 Join us for a quick 30 minutes session to National Year of Reading 2012 help you reference in the Harvard (UTS) Libraries across Australia are hosting style. events to mark 2012 as the National Year of Reading. UTS Library is no UTS Book Club exception! Today at 12:30 Improve your reading skills, meet new More News… people and trade tips about UTS.
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhere We Are HeadingSimplified Discovery: Recommendation UTS:Library UTS:Library About the Library Using the Library Discover the Library About the Library Using the Library Discover the Library Sally Sample My Library Settings Sign Out Sign In What are you looking for? What are you looking for? I’m not sure I’m not sure Search books, journals, eReadings, exams and more… Search books, journals, eReadings, exams and more… Search Search Recommended for you: Who’s reading what? What’s New? Business Law and Ethics David Barker Business in Asia Barker, David 2008 Student/Staff NumberFaculty of Law: Dean, Password Sign In Chow, Fanying 347.6 Available 348.23CHOW Available UTS Library News: Events: Join the conversation: Australian Business Law Ronald Bird Business Regulation Meltz, David 1990 Professor, Finance: Smythe, Margaret Gartner: BusinessDue 24 Feb Tools 351.25 & IT Search Introduction to APA Referencing Facebook 351.25 Due 24 Feb Twitter Over 150 000 documents produced and Request this item Today at 12:30 Request this item curated by industry analysts. Join us for a quick 30 minutes session to The Judy O’Connell Daily is out! http://t. help you reference in the APA style. co/uuWJyRFV Top stories today via @ Explore our new eResources Ethics Business Law and Emily Lin Business Regulation TroveAustralia @utslibrary Over 2,500 recentDavid 2008 our Barker, editions to PhD Candidate, Business: Introduction to Harvard (UTS) Smythe, Margaret Electronic 349.25 Available available Collection are now Referencing 351.25 Due 24 Feb on the library website. Today at 12:30 Request this item Join us for a quick 30 minutes session to National Year of Reading More Recommendations… 2012 help you reference in the Harvard (UTS) More People… More New Books… Libraries across Australia are hosting style. events to mark 2012 as the National Year of Reading. UTS Library is no UTS Book Club exception! Today at 12:30 UTS Library News: Events: Join the conversation: Improve your reading skills, meet new More News… people and trade tips about UTS.
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhere We Are Heading UTS:Library UTS:Library About the Library Using the Library Discover the Library About the Library Using the Library Discover the Library Sally Sample My Library Settings Sign Out Sign In Borrowed by Business Law and Ethics David Barker Author: What are you looking for? What are you looking for? Barker, David I’m not sure I’m not sure Dean, Faculty of Law Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Subject: Print Search books, journals, eReadings, exams and more… Search books, journals, eReadings, exams and more… Business Ethics Search Search Commercial Law—Australia Jemima Byrne Senior Lecturer, Business Availability: Recommended for you: City Campus 347.2BARK Who’s reading Available what? What’s New? City Campus 347.2BARK Recently Returned City Campus 347.2BARK Due 23 FEB Business Law and Ethics David Barker Business in Asia Barker, David 2008 Student/Staff NumberFaculty of Law: Dean, Password Sign In Turner David Chow, Fanying Senior Lecturer, Business 347.6 Available 348.23CHOW Available This book is recommended by 14 people Recommend this book UTS Library News: Events: Join the conversation: Australian Business Law Ronald Bird Business Regulation Meltz, David 1990 Professor, Finance: Smythe, Margaret You mightBusinessDue 24 Feb Tools Gartner: 351.25 interested in: also be & IT Search Introduction to APA Referencing Facebook 351.25 Due 24 Feb Twitter Over 150 000 documents produced and Request this item Today at 12:30 Request this item curated by industry Regulation Business analysts. Join us forAustralian Business Law a quick 30 minutes session to The Judy O’Connell Law andout! http://t. Business Daily is Ethics Smythe, Margaret help you reference in the APA style. Meltz, David co/uuWJyRFV Top David today via @ Barker, stories Explore our new eResources Ethics Business Law and 351.25 Due 24 Feb Emily Lin 351.25 Available Business Regulation TroveAustralia @utslibrary 349.25 Available Over 2,500 recentDavid 2008 our Barker, editions to Request this item PhD Candidate, Business: Introduction to Harvard (UTS) Smythe, Margaret 349.25 Available available Electronic Collection are now Referencing 351.25 Due 24 Feb on the library website. Today at 12:30 Request this item Join us for a quick 30 minutes session to National Year of Reading 2012 More Recommendations… Law Now Business help you reference in the Harvard (UTS) More People… Ethics in Business More New Books… Understanding Business Libraries across Australia are hosting Horrick, Damien style. Law in Australia Gerther, Arner events to mark 2012 as the National 351.25 Available Weintag, Sue 351.25 Available Year of Reading. UTS Library is no UTS Book Club 349.25 Available exception! Today at 12:30 UTS Library News: Events: Join the conversation: Improve your reading skills, meet new More News… people and trade tips about UTS.
    • From Search to Discovery
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhat’s PossibleUTS Library Collection 813,647 items
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhat’s PossibleUTS Library Collection 813,647 items000Computer Science,Information, GeneralWorks122047 items
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhat’s PossibleUTS Library Collection 813,647 items 100 Philosophy, Psychology 25,495 items
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhat’s PossibleUTS Library Collection 813,647 items 300 Social Sciences 265,034 items
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhat’s PossibleUTS Library Collection 813,647 items 400 Language 17584 items
    • From Search to DiscoveryWhat’s PossibleUTS Library Collection 813,647 items 700 Arts 134931 items
    • From Search to Discovery
    • From Search to DiscoveryChallengesParticipationPrivacy Concerns
    • Supporting Researchers OUR STRENGTHS networks, partners | diversity of expertise | OA: repository & publishing | clear strategy, targets, framework | copyright/IP expertise | data management & curation | Philological Library of the Free University of BerlinSo apologies for using the SWOT format, but it just allows me a logical way to organise sometalking points that cover my thoughts on this subject.STRENGTHS:Libraries have well developed networks for all kinds of things. In many ways we are excellentnetworkers and we make good partners for researchers.We usually have a good deal of diverse expertise and that is certainly the case at UTS. Many ofour librarians have excellent reputations for their expertise in all of our faculties and in mostresearch centres.At UTS Library we run the OA research repository and we run UTSePress (the largest publisherof OA journals in Australia). That gives us good credibility in this space, gets us partnering withmany academics for their research and publication and keeps our professional skills sharp inrelevant contemporary fields. I think it is a huge advantage.As I said we have a very clear UTS research strategy, targets and framework. It is easy for us tosee where we could have the best impact and help the most.At UTS we are also trusted and enjoy institution-wide respect. We also occupy a “neutral”position within the university and are not seen as a competitor by anyone else. That is a strengthto exploit.We hold the UTS Copyright Officer within the Library and provide much advice to researchersand others about protecting their IP and not signing it all away when publishing.As mentioned earlier we manage the UTS data repository and two large research data archives,so we have hands-on experience at data curation.
    • Supporting Researchers CHALLENGES open access is misunderstood | lacking expertise (in some fields) | article processing charges (Gold OA) | our language | Faking It, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtSome of these weaknesses are our own perceptions and others are how others may see us.In many ways we are still at least partially invisible. I think we need a more visible profile inorder to stay relevant, engaged and aligned with UTS priorities and directions and in order to beseen as valuable partners.Sometimes our own perceptions of ourselves are a little too negative and we probably need to bemore confident about the services we offer and our own professionalism.Open Access is still misunderstood, so we still need to raise awareness about its benefits, bebetter advocates for it, and teach people about it to correct some false assumptions.Our budgets are certainly limited. Sometimes worthy initiatives can only be afforded at theexpense of something else.In some respects we still need to learn to be more flexible and be prepared to compromise. Weshould be less defensive of our position and also some of our “traditions”.I think we need a better sense of urgency, we need to learn about managing, not avoiding riskand thus become less cautious in our approach. Sometimes we are far too slow to respond or toinitiate action.In some fields of research we will always lack professionally trained expertise, so we must learn tomake a valued contribution in other ways.We currently say no to APCs, but it is probably an inflexible position that we cannot hold formuch longer without damaging our reputation and the university’s research standing. I think wewill have to find a compromise position and a better way forward. It isn’t a black and white issue.The language we use can sometimes be confusing and unhelpful to our clients. We need to usemore plain English and terms that any of our clients can clearly understand.
    • Supporting Researchers OPPORTUNITIES OA promotion | data advisory | connecting | personal relationships | bibliometrics | research metadata collection & harvesting | online help | lit review | alignment | multi- disciplinary research | specific software help | social networks | OA publishing innovation | profile creation & Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges management | crowd-funding? | altmetricsThis is a recent image I took (from the Empire State building) of the bridges to Manhattan from Brooklyn. There is also a tunnel under the river in much the same area. I think libraries are more like bridgesthan a destination. Bridges imply opportunities.We must do more to promote Open Access, not just raising awareness, but educating our researchers and academics about it and addressing the many myths. We have to help make it work, to improve theway it can be used and to assist however else we can.Providing a professional data advisory service will just become more and more important into the future. That means helping with everything to do with data - across the whole curatorial process: finding,using, creating, managing (describing, arranging, preserving, etc.) and sharing.One of the best things librarians can do is to help with connections - connecting researchers to each other, expert assistance in the library, to data archives, to sources of knowledge, to inspiration, etc.The development of trusted personal relationships with our researchers is really the only way to make all of this work. If we simply rely on ads on our website or email we are fooling ourselves. We have toget out on campus and into the faculties, research centres and schools to get into the faces of our researchers and market our valuable series or they will simply dry on the vine.We are already working with researchers with regard to bibliometrics and helping them to maximise the impact of their research publications. It is in some ways related to the collection and (potentially)automated harvesting of research metadata (for ERA and HERDC purposes). We have for some time been looking at the Symplectic product that is used by some unis (e.g. UNSW) to harvest metadata &citations, manage identities, etc. This has been done with our university research office and a proposal is going forward to implement that at UTS. It should also assist with profile creation and management.We have online help available via our website (see links in later slides), but it is nowhere near enough by itself. Researchers in particular need the personal help.I know it is time consuming, but some researchers do need our professional assistance with literature review and I know that some our librarians spend time on this for certain researchers.Our efforts much be aligned with the university’s key research goals and priority targets to have any impact. Our resources are limited, but as I said earlier the goals in UTS are very clear for us.At UTS there is a growing trend in multi-disciplinary research and we need to be able to respond to this appropriately. If we are too siloed in our own arrangements we will be of no use. Learning how thisworks for researchers and how best to support such initiatives is now a real need.In a later slide you will see examples of the ways we assist with specific software and other online skills. These are particularly targeted to the needs of our researchers and those classes are well attended andthe subject of ongoing requests for more.Some of the most popular awareness raising that we’ve done is to make our researchers aware of various, sometime discipline specific social networks that exist and can be very useful to them.Maybe libraries can do more in a creative sense in supporting format changes and even multi0media in OA publishing. We are more agile and have the resources to do that, perhaps ahead of traditionalpublishers.The competition for research funds is now very fierce, but perhaps in some areas that have a high public profile or that address particular needs crowd-funding is a possibility. We will look into assisting withthis in potential areas.Alt-metrics aims at collecting non-traditional online measures of use of research data and publications. It may even tell a different story to traditional measures (usage, peer-review and citations). See nextslide and the links. I think there is mileage here and it seems like an area for libraries to lead on.
    • THANK YOUUTS:LIBRARY