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My trainee project was to review an underused and underperforming database maintained by the business library: my task was to promote the service, make recommendations, and ultimately help make a ...

My trainee project was to review an underused and underperforming database maintained by the business library: my task was to promote the service, make recommendations, and ultimately help make a decision on whether or not the database should be cut.
Although my project was a WIP (for reasons explained), there was still plenty to talk about, including a preview of completion.

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    • Researching the Published Work of Business Schools
      Inside a proactive library service of the Sainsbury Library
    • Research Rankings
      Saïd Business School ranked 27th in 2011, or 21st over three years.
      Research ranking significantly lower, at 51st.
      What does this say about the impact of research in the School?
      What does this say about the accuracy of the FT research rankings?
      ft.com (2011) ‘businesseducation: Global MBA rankings 2011’ in ft.com. Viewed 8th July, 2011, from <http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-rankings-2011>
    • FT45 Database
      Date, Journal, Title, Author, Intra-organisational affiliation, Organisational affiliation.
      Only authors affiliated with a teaching institution.
      Only ‘research articles’, i.e. not ‘research briefs’, discussion or editorial material.
      Roughly 30 seconds per entry
    • Reviewing the FT45 Database
      No requests for the FT45 database for a year.
      Various problems were noticed with the database:
      • Inaccuracies
      • Inconsistencies
    • Project Initiation Documents
      Promote FT45 database, disseminate potentially useful information, and draw attention to other proactive services, by publishing a webpage and advertising this to the research community.
      Review the FT45 database for a decision on whether or not it should be continued by the next Graduate Trainee, in the form of two reports by the Graduate Trainee and Circulation Officer.
      Develop skills of the Graduate Trainee.
      Strengthen Circulation Officer’s position in the School’s research network.
    • Project Initiation Documents
      Success to be measured primarily by feedback from researchers (positive or negative).
      Webpage to be finished before end of July, and decision to be made before start of September.
      No time for other trainee projects.
    • Risks and Contingencies
      With an accuracy of 66%, the database required 4000 more entries than expected to complete.
      Focus shifted from an uploaded ‘written report’, to one of many ‘services provided’.
      The Graduate Trainee is now leaving a month before schedule.
      Further projects intended for the Graduate Trainee have been given to others.
    • Trainee Appraisal
      Input data from publication schedule
      More detailed glossary of institutions
      December-November published annual reviews
      Inclusive of all authors and articles, extra fields for analysing affiliation
      The trade-off! Time vs. quality
    • FT45 Database Webpage
      ‘Tasters’ from the database as it is
      Saïd Business School profile
      Outline of further potential in the database
      Explanation of various impact ratings influencing School research
      Advert for other proactive services offered
      McCandless, David (2009) ‘Information is beautiful : ideas, issues, knowledge, data – visualized!’, Information is Beautiful. Accessed on 8th July, 2011, from <http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/>
    • Final Thoughts
      Think big, think positive!
      Many irons in the fire
      Audit society... Networking… is it really so bad?!
      Better to have tried and failed
      Questions?