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Do Libraries Meet Research 2.0 : collaborative tools and relevance for Research Libraries


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Presentation June 30th 2009 Toulouse at LIBER Conference 2009
Research Libraries & Web 2.0. Scientists engage in science & research 2.0, libraries should follow, outreach, engage, explore and facilitate etc

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Do Libraries Meet Research 2.0 : collaborative tools and relevance for Research Libraries

  1. 1. Do Libraries meet Research 2.0?
  2. 2. or Collaborative Tools and their Relevance for Research Libraries Guus Van den Brekel, Central Medical Library, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), The Netherlands. Member of European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL)
  3. 3. The Problems? Everything 2.0 & O Research u t l i n Workflow & Collaboration e Implications for Research Libraries
  4. 4. Problems? Library Disconnects & Bypassing the Library
  5. 5. The Global Environment Changed … The web has become a global laboratory for communication and sharing
  6. 6. What are Researchers looking for on the Web? ronNeylon/science-in-the- youtube-age-519472
  7. 7. What are Researchers looking for on the Web? • Tools for improving their workflow, to gain efficiency • Communication, sharing, collaboration, dissemination research ideas and output • to possibly get bigger recognition and reward of their research output
  8. 8. Tools for collaboration out there • Planning & Admin • Workflow • Data management • Communication • Sharing • Analysis, statistical • Publishing, (peer) reviewing • Preservation, archiving Unlimited …
  9. 9. Research 2.0 : some aspects Communities & collaboration powered by web 2.0 Resources: creating, storing, organising, sharing, exchange, distribution, browsing, searching, re-use, enrich, re-create Faster, more efficient, greater competetiveness, repeatable, more productive … Enables open feedback and reviews of work A machine-understandable format allows others to take the data and analyze it independently
  10. 10. Scientists are certainly looking for it…
  11. 11. General Social Software • Blogs, Wiki’s, Social Networks i.g.Facebook • Web-based office tools, Google Docs • Sharing data, references, pictures, videos • Communication, in all sorts • Twitter? PloS • Virtual worlds, Second Life
  12. 12. Virtual Worlds Strong in visualization, education, teaching, simulation, roleplay ánd worldwide collaborative projects
  13. 13. By Scientists, for Scientists OpenWetWare
  14. 14. Proteopedia
  15. 15. NeuroCommons
  16. 16. SciVee
  17. 17. ResearchConnect
  18. 18. OpenResearch
  19. 19. But we also see others offering services… All kinds of parties research using web 2.0 to connect and integrate into the workflow of scientist and researchers.
  20. 20. Commercially, focus on Scientists
  21. 21. NaturePrecedings
  22. 22. MyNetResearch
  23. 23. Mendeley
  24. 24. Biomedexperts
  25. 25. 'What is happening in the world is bypassing university libraries’ Professor Peter Murray-Rust
  26. 26. Reasons NOT to ignore Social Networks and the tools offered • Efficiency possibilities • Build professional communities – Research – Management • Build learning communities • Build sharing communities • Build community support through outreach Online Social Networks in Healthcare & Libraries PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries,
  27. 27. More Reasons …. • Connection, communication, collaboration, consultation • Discuss & share information (articles, photos, videos, cases, data, methodologies) • Q&A, rapid response (sometimes), serendipitous discovery • Global, international connections & opportunities • Find employment & research opportunities • Emerging trends, topics, medications, treatments, insights in your field Online Social Networks in Healthcare & Libraries PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries,
  28. 28. Do we see the libraries look for it as well? • The question is not whether the shift is going to happen, but how fast? • It will change the behaviour of researcher, new ways of thinking and operating; we should adapt
  29. 29. “(Get) Into The Workflow” Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC And get to the people!
  30. 30. Network level Integrated Personal workflow local consumer Workflow Google, … environment? RSS, toolbars, .. Library web presence Resource Institutional sharing, … Workflow Portals, CMS, IR, … Consumer environments library Management environment … Bought Licensed Faculty& Digitized Aggregations students Source: Lorcan Dempsey, CIC 2007 Resource sharing
  31. 31. There are the Virtual Research Networks (VREs) • JISC VRE • MS Sharepoint • MyExperiment • D4Science • DARIAH
  32. 32. Key Points • Communication between researchers and librarians • Play a role in the exchange and sharing of research-based information in social network technologies • Re-define the library, services, it’s systems, to reach: Visibility, Findability, Searchability and Accessibility • Branding and marketing the library: embed & integrate • Libraries should collaborate, communicate, cooperate, facilitate, support learning & research
  33. 33. ScHARR Library Public Page (Netvibes)
  34. 34. Strategical Implications • Developing the supporting infrastructure for – Creation – Data management – Communication • Re-focus policy Staff development & expertise Soft-, hardware choice • By collaboration and partnership with other organizational parties, but also externally • Embedded libraries • Collaborative libraries
  35. 35. -There is a “battle” going on for the Scientists - “They got their work and data, now they want the people as well .. We should be there first … and get them back quickly”
  36. 36. Thank you for your attention! Guus van den Brekel Email: / Twitter: digicmb Blog: Netvibes: Slideshare: Facebook: Linkedin: Second Life: Namro Orman (see for bookmarks: