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RLUK Presentation 24 Nov 08

  1. 1. The RIN: An Update Michael Jubb RLUK Conference 24 October 2008
  2. 2. Resources and Plans <ul><li>Funding renewed 2008-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Increased capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffing increased from four to seven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>research, including in-house </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Liaison, partnerships and communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>New business plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building the evidence base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing advice and guidance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting change </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Research Data <ul><li>Stewardship Principles </li></ul><ul><li>To Share or Not to Share </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up work on capacity and capability </li></ul><ul><li>Working alongside UKRDS </li></ul>
  4. 4. Libraries and Information Services <ul><li>Researchers and libraries report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up guidance to senior managers in HE sector </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Libraries of the future programme </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliographic records study </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Centres for Language-Based Area Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up to retroconversion report </li></ul><ul><li>Support for UKRR </li></ul><ul><li>Discovering the past </li></ul><ul><ul><li>objects and artefacts </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Scholarly Communications <ul><li>Costs and how they are met </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop 11 December </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Policy Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work towards a ‘toolkit’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incentives for and constraints on researchers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>REF-related </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Payment of publication fees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with UUK </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgement of funders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up in 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. New Modes of Communication <ul><li>Researchers’ take-up and attitudes towards blogs, wikis, forums, groups, social tagging and other network tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implications for publishing and scholarly communications generally, and for research assessment </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Training and Staff Development <ul><li>Mind the Skills Gap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up with SCONUL, RLUK, RCUK, Vitae, Grad Schools etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Libraries of the Future Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Brief Guides </li></ul>
  8. 8. Case Studies <ul><li>Discipline-based studies of how researchers discover, locate, evaluate, create, organise, transform and communicate information resources in the course of the research process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial set of studies in life sciences </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Big Questions and Challenges <ul><li>How efficient and effective are the information services provided for and used by researchers in the UK? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we assess and/or measure them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we improve them? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do we engage more effectively with researchers themselves? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rin.ac.uk </li></ul>

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