SciTech Conference

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Presentation by Michael Jubb to the 2009 SciTech Conference, barbican, London, UK

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SciTech Conference

  1. 1. Library- What Library? Information Services for Researchers Michael Jubb Research Information Network Sci Tech Conference Masterclass London, 30 April 2009
  2. 2. The Enlightenment Ideal
  3. 3. A Changing Landscape Research in the Lab Libraries and Archives Publications and Data Fieldwork
  4. 4. A Changing Landscape
  5. 5. Visits to the Library
  6. 6. The Role of Information in Research: a Crude Model <ul><li>Defining a set of research questions, issues or problems </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying relevant existing information and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing, analysing, and evaluating existing knowledge and data </li></ul><ul><li>Designing a methodology for generating new knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Applying the methodology and discovering new information and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Combining old and new knowledge to answer research questions and to enhance understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminating the outcomes of research in a form that is both sustainable and retrievable </li></ul>
  7. 7. Researchers as Users of Information
  8. 8. What do researchers want to find and use?
  9. 9. What Discovery Services do they Use? 3.5 12. Blogs 3.3 11. List-servs 3.1 10. Librarian 2.9 8=. Citation index 2.9 8=. Browsing internal library shelves 2.7 7. External library or library portal 2.6 6. A&I service, Bibliographic database 2.4 5. Subject-specific gateway 2.2 4. Research colleague 2.1 3. Specialist search engine 2.0 2. Internal library portal 1.6 1. General search engine Rating Ranked research discovery service/source
  10. 12. Journal use and research outcomes <ul><li>3 groups of universities </li></ul><ul><li>Link between usage and outcomes? </li></ul>
  11. 13. Journal use and research outcomes
  12. 14. Researchers as Creators and Communicators
  13. 15. Continuity and Changing Roles <ul><li>Core requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>growth of collaborative research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>pre-prints and working papers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>pre-publication and post-publication peer review </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>self-publication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>print (and journals?) no longer necessary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>who’s responsible? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Key agents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>publishers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>secondary publishers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learned societies </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. Some more challenges <ul><li>Dissemination and impact </li></ul><ul><li>Research assessment and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Open access publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green route </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gold route </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dealing with data </li></ul><ul><li>IPR </li></ul><ul><li>New ways of communicating </li></ul>
  15. 17. Where do UK researchers publish?
  16. 18. Key issues Skills Services Content Who provides what and how? Is that provision sustainable? What are researchers’ needs? How can they best be met?
  17. 19. Any questions? Michael Jubb www.rin.ac.uk

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