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3 nassimbeni

  1. 1. University of Cape Town Library and Information Studies Centre Research librarianship what we teach at LISC: how and why Mary Nassimbeni LISC, UCT
  2. 2. University of Cape Town Library and Information Studies Centre Research Librarianship in MLIS by Course Work at LISC, UCT. Taught by Karin de Jager (Convener) and MN • Conceptualising research librarianship1 • The module2 • Course assessment3
  3. 3. University of Cape Town Library and Information Studies Centre Designing the curriculum Research Academies Coherence with other modules Teaching & learning
  4. 4. University of Cape Town Library and Information Studies Centre Research Academies: learning from the experts • Research Libraries’ Consortium, funded by Carnegie: Five Research Library Academies at Mont Fleur • Research Library Academy, CHEC • Inputs at Academies: Library Directors, Researchers from different disciplines/institutions, NRF, DST, Res earch Offices
  5. 5. University of Cape Town Library and Information Studies Centre Constructing the curriculum: the logic Research Landscape The researcher The Librarian
  6. 6. University of Cape Town Library and Information Studies Centre • Research landscape – National, institutional • Scholarly communication • Research process • Research process in different scholarly domains • Understanding researchers’ needs • Conceptualising research librarianship • Creating partnerships • Impact assessment • Innovative use of IT
  7. 7. University of Cape Town Library and Information Studies Centre Objectives/inputs • Ability to investigate, analyse and support the demands of the scholarly community • Seminars Outcomes • Propose strategies, and interventions to enhance research productivity • Task assignments
  8. 8. University of Cape Town Library and Information Studies Centre •A young researcher in engineering, Lubabalo X: mining & minerals •a few papers on rock size distribution measurements on conveyor belts in conference publications # ISI journals. • Wishes to publish his latest findings in an international journal with subsidy. •Prepare a list of his previous publications. •Identify the most appropriate ISI & find the editorial instructions for authors •Establish its impact factor •Where could he find some guidelines & procedures to follow in order to register a patent in South Africa? • A visiting scholar from India, Prof Anant Y, an expert on OVC, visitor to your university, needs: • A list of names & contact details of the most important writers with knowledge of policies & programmes for OVC. Give names of at least five experts. • A list of five names & contact details of experts involved with HIV/AIDS interventions for OVC. • Establish what the South African policy situation is w.r.t OVC. Give citation details of relevant policies & legislation. • Identify one NGO in Cape Town with expertise in policy dimensions of OVC in South Africa, citing its most recent publication. Find commentary on the publication.
  9. 9. University of Cape Town Library and Information Studies Centre Exam Project. In a particular research domain: • Explain the nature of the current research; discuss contributions to research by researchers at your university • Consider the typical patterns of their information behaviour & identify their major information needs are. • Explain what you regard as the most important knowledge and the necessary skills required by a research librarian who has to engage with and support both the established and the emerging researchers in this research domain. • Propose a programme (providing reasons and details) that you will put in place to address some or all of the identified needs.
  10. 10. University of Cape Town Library and Information Studies Centre Evaluation of the course • Well received • More group work • Addition of bibliometrics – as a result of input from the Research Office With acknowledgements to Karin de Jager, convener and colleague

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