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Library Partnerships--Oh, the possibilities!


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Library Partnerships with patron institutions are more important than ever before. Lack of staff and funding should not be a barrier to expanding research collaborations with your patrons. Find out how the Texas Medical Center Library used creativity and teamwork to successfully establish new institutional partnerships within the Texas Medical Center.

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Library Partnerships--Oh, the possibilities!

  1. 1. Library Partnerships: Oh the Possibilities! Joanne V. Romano, MLS Serials and eResearch Librarian The Texas Medical Center Library
  2. 2. The Texas Medical Center Library Houston, TX
  3. 3. publisher educator resource provider trainer author student
  4. 4. • Collect, share and preserve biomedical information. • Teach strategies and develop techniques for knowledge management. • Support collaboration among libraries and information centers that serve health information needs. • Year One goal: educate medical librarians about eScience.
  5. 5. Understanding eScience: A Symposium for Medical Librarians February 13, 2012
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  7. 7. TMC Library as Author September, 2012
  8. 8. DuraSpace/Association of Research Libraries/ Digital Library Federation 2012 E-Science Institute Building Strategic Agendas for eResearch Support How will your Library engage?
  9. 9. Potential Library Activities • Data Curation--management, reuse, preservation. • Scholarly Communication—publishing, promoting open access. • Virtual organizations---shared computing, distributed research teams. • Research Collaboration—tools for sharing profiles and projects. • Technical Support—server space, storage silos.
  10. 10. What happens when we succeed? What’s lost if we don’t try?
  11. 11. Creativity Teamwork Element of Risk
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  16. 16. First Steps..
  17. 17. Learn new skills. SGet input and feedback from key stakeholders. Know your limitations, but don’t miss opportunities. Write an agenda. Have a timeline. Explore options. Stay flexible. Use the force.
  18. 18. References DuraSpace/ARL/DLF 2012 E-Science Institute. Johnson, L. 2012. E-Science at the university of Minnesota. Lopez, A., Phi, M. and Romano, J. 2012. Understanding eScience: Reflections on a Houston Symposium. SciVal Experts website. TMC Library eScience website. VIICTR website.