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Are we with-it? - Lucia Schoombee

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Are we with-it? - Lucia Schoombee

  1. 1. Are we with-it? View of a librarian Lucia Schoombee Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service, 2013
  2. 2. Aim • Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service’s approach to research support • National perspective • Are the services “with-it”?
  3. 3. What is with-it?
  4. 4. Literature
  5. 5. Recent Reports
  6. 6. Sconul Research Lens
  7. 7. Steve the skateboarder
  8. 8. Direction Need a skateboard Space to practice Need the right attire Need technique & skill
  9. 9. Strategy, structure & policy • Guided by a Strategic Plan • Research Support Committee • Policies for mandatory submission theses & research articles
  10. 10. Basics Cool t-shirt Converse shoes Headphones Sliding gloves
  11. 11. Basics • Digital repository, SUNScholar rated 2nd in Africa • Research Commons provides dedicated space for researchers and postgrads • Distributed service model
  12. 12. Defining features Hairstyle Loose shirt Beanie Attitude
  13. 13. Defining features • Research performance management • Bibliometrics • Digital services • Research workshops
  14. 14. Signature elements Look at my wiggle I’m unique
  15. 15. Partners Language Centre Research Office Postgraduate and International Office Centre for Teaching and Learning Information Technology Community Interaction
  16. 16. Getting Active
  17. 17. Events for researchers • Library Research Week • Social hour
  18. 18. Exciting terrain
  19. 19. What’s lacking • Research support charter • Optimise service model • Definition • Differentiation of service PhD, masters, supervisors • Data support • Unique author identification
  20. 20. @ RLC libraries
  21. 21. How do we compare? Similar across all the libraries Distinctive to one / two libraries • Thesis & dissertation repository • Dedicated senior management position • Research output repository • Publication of online journals • Dedicated space (Research Commons) • Research data repository • Service provided primarily by faculty/subject/liaison librarians • Specialised services are provided for bibliometrics, data support, GIS, scholarly communication • Information literacy instruction exists • Partnerships exist with other research for postgraduate and researchers support units on campus • Research workshops address particular needs of postgraduates and researchers
  22. 22. So, are we with-it?
  23. 23. Let’s get on with it!

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