Librarians and Research Evaluation Support Brief Survey Results


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Overview of Librarians and Research Evaluation Support Survey, by Nadine Edwards, University of Greenwich, Information and Library Services. Presentation at the Research Evaluation: Is It Our Business? The Role of Librarians in the Brave New World of Research Evaluation 29 June 2011, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus.

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Librarians and Research Evaluation Support Brief Survey Results

  1. 1. Librarians and research evaluation support: Survey overview<br />Nadine Edwards, University of Greenwich<br />29 June 2011<br />
  2. 2. Responses<br />Just over 50 responses<br />Russell Group (13)<br />1994 Group (9)<br />Alliance Universities (7)<br />Million+ (3)<br />
  3. 3. Solutions<br />Pure (4)<br />Symplectic (9)<br />Conversis (3)<br />We have an in-house CRIS (9)<br />We do not currently have a CRIS (14)<br />Don’t know (7)<br />Other (6)<br />Total answered 52<br />“Currently building an in-house system” <br />“Introducing Sympletic shortly” <br />“We have a number of integrated systems” <br />“Research Master” <br />“Basic Access database for grants management” <br />“EPrints and Symplectic at present”<br />
  4. 4. CRIS developments<br />Plans to purchase a CRIS (10 out of 34)<br />Involvement in choosing software <br />12 = Yes<br />15 = No<br />23 = not applicable<br />Where relevant to role (32) most are involved in supporting the CRIS (24)<br />
  5. 5. Bibliometrics<br />Nearly half (45%) involved in supporting bibliometrics<br />20% reported that bibliometrics support was provided by other depts.<br />“I keep a watching brief on this”<br />“possibly have a greater role in future”<br />“I offer limited advice & training in the measurement of research performance...subject to demand”<br />“There is a fair of degree of cynicism re bibliometrics in many disciplines taught here”<br />“In a fairly small way, with a focus on journal impact factors”<br />
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  8. 8. InCites<br />Vast majority (28) don’t have InCites but 12 institutions have and 3 are considering it<br />18% don’t know if their institution subscribes<br />Only 4 institutions submit data Thomson Reuters to create datasets (5 planning)<br />