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Building blocks in the partnership
between the Library and the Research
Office

“Your dynamic partner in academic excellen...
Elsevier partnership
• Access to key, peer-reviewed scholarly journals
and electronic books
• Writing workshops
• Career g...
Research Commons

“Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
Institutional Research Repository
• 2008 - Theses & Dissertations Repository
• 2010 - Expand to journal articles and other...
Research At Stellenbosch
• Prize winning publication
• Showcase researchers,
projects and facilities
• First launched in t...
Berlin 10 Open Access Conference
• First Berlin Conference in Africa 7 & 8 Nov 2012
• Convergence between Library advocacy...
Practical examples of research
support services and collaboration
between the Library and the
Research Office

“Your dynam...
Measure

Prepare

Gather

Share

Preserve

Create

Research life cycle
“Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
Prepare

PREPARE deals with
finding ideas and
planning the research
project

“Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
Prepare phase
Research activities
• Background reading/looking
for ideas
• Deciding on a topic
• Formulating a research
qu...
Gather

GATHER refers to
the
resources, skills
and strategies
researchers
require to find
information
sources for their
re...
Gather phase
Research activities
• Literature review
• Research design
• Research method
• Research proposal
• Ethical com...
Create

CREATE refers to
analysis, synthesis
and writing as well
as
networking, referen
ce management and
compliance issue...
Create phase
Research activities
• Data analysis
• Writing
• Edit/proofreading
• Bibliographic management
• Comply with co...
Preserve

PRESERVE refers to
ensuring
perpetuate
accessibility of
research output
and replicability of
data

“Your dynamic...
Preserve phase
Research activities
• Managing and archiving
research outputs
• Managing and archiving
research data

Libra...
Share

The SHARE phase
refers mainly to
publishing;
identifying
suitable journals in
which to publish;
choosing between
Op...
Share phase
Research activities
• Publication in books
• Publication in traditional
journals
• Open access publishing
• Co...
Measure

MEASURE refers to
determining the
value or impact of
research
contributions
(social relevance
and scientific
exce...
Measure phase
Research activities

Library services

• Strategic research
management (showcasing,
funding, collaboration)
...
Conclusion

“Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
Thank you!

“Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
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Part 2: Research support in a 21st century academic library: a case study of Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service presented at SARIMA workshop, 8-11-2013

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Part 2: Research support in a 21st century academic library: a case study of Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service presented at SARIMA workshop, 8-11-2013

  1. 1. Building blocks in the partnership between the Library and the Research Office “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  2. 2. Elsevier partnership • Access to key, peer-reviewed scholarly journals and electronic books • Writing workshops • Career guidance for researchers • Search strategy training • Subscription to SciVal Spotlight, Strata, Experts • Research performance evaluation workshops “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  3. 3. Research Commons “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  4. 4. Institutional Research Repository • 2008 - Theses & Dissertations Repository • 2010 - Expand to journal articles and other research output material • Bibliographic research output records • Webometrics ranking “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  5. 5. Research At Stellenbosch • Prize winning publication • Showcase researchers, projects and facilities • First launched in the Library (Research Commons) • Library participation on editorial board “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  6. 6. Berlin 10 Open Access Conference • First Berlin Conference in Africa 7 & 8 Nov 2012 • Convergence between Library advocacy for Open Access and institutional objective to play a leading role on the African continent • Local Organising Committee “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  7. 7. Practical examples of research support services and collaboration between the Library and the Research Office “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  8. 8. Measure Prepare Gather Share Preserve Create Research life cycle “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  9. 9. Prepare PREPARE deals with finding ideas and planning the research project “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  10. 10. Prepare phase Research activities • Background reading/looking for ideas • Deciding on a topic • Formulating a research question • Securing funding • Planning the project • Identifying skills deficits and planning for workshops Library services • Orientation sessions • Contemplative space (Research Commons) • Using SciVal Spotlight, the Library provides insight into institutional themes • Iterate funding opportunities “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  11. 11. Gather GATHER refers to the resources, skills and strategies researchers require to find information sources for their research project. “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  12. 12. Gather phase Research activities • Literature review • Research design • Research method • Research proposal • Ethical compliance • Data collection Library services • Access to information sources • Training / workshops • Shared calendar for skills development • Research support forum “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  13. 13. Create CREATE refers to analysis, synthesis and writing as well as networking, referen ce management and compliance issues (copyright, avoiding plagiarism, etc.) “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  14. 14. Create phase Research activities • Data analysis • Writing • Edit/proofreading • Bibliographic management • Comply with copyright & plagiarism Library services • Conducive space • Workshops on references management & ethical use of information & storing and sharing documents • Collaboration facilities: • tools to locate potential collaborators • video-conferencing • collaboration spaces “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  15. 15. Preserve PRESERVE refers to ensuring perpetuate accessibility of research output and replicability of data “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  16. 16. Preserve phase Research activities • Managing and archiving research outputs • Managing and archiving research data Library services • Institutional reposity (SUNScholar) • Self-archiving mandate “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  17. 17. Share The SHARE phase refers mainly to publishing; identifying suitable journals in which to publish; choosing between Open Access and commercial publishers “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  18. 18. Share phase Research activities • Publication in books • Publication in traditional journals • Open access publishing • Conference papers • Publication in social media Library services • Provide guidance on different aspects of publishing • Assist researchers to promote their work • Provide a journal publishing platform • Provide and manage funds for article processing charges for publication in open access journals “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  19. 19. Measure MEASURE refers to determining the value or impact of research contributions (social relevance and scientific excellence) “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  20. 20. Measure phase Research activities Library services • Strategic research management (showcasing, funding, collaboration) • Determine journal impact • Author productivity and impact reports • Profiling to increase visibility • Consider collaboration opportunities • NRF ranking applications • Individual and faculty based support wrt SciVal Spotlight, Strata & Experts including on demand reports • On demand calculation of hindex for NRF rating applications • Included in orientation sessions: journal metrics, unique researcherID, etc. • On demand citation reports “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  21. 21. Conclusion “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”
  22. 22. Thank you! “Your dynamic partner in academic excellence”

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