2015: Sydney


Research Support Community Day 2015 took place on Monday 2 February at the University of New South Wales.

9.00am Registration - Coffee and Networking

9.40am Welcome and Intro

9.50am Assessing the Impact of Academic Research Support Services: Sue Henczel, Infase Solutions (Australia)

This presentation will explore the application of the ISO 16439:2014 framework to academic research support services through the determination of impact areas, the development of impact statements, objectives and indicators. It will discuss the various elements of inferred (statistics and performance measures) and solicited (surveys, interviews, anecdotal evidence and feedback) evidence required to support an impact assessment. Through this exploration it is possible to describe, evaluate and assess the difference that academic research support services makes to the academic environment in which it operates.

10.20am Social Media for Researchers Panel session: Keith Parry, University of Western Sydney; Rob Brooks, George Williams, Selena Griffiths, University of New South Wales

Researchers from different fields discuss how they utilise social media to increase their public profile and disseminate their research to a wider audience, followed by questions and discussion from the audience.Keith Parry will discuss why and how he started engaging with social media to enhance his profile. A short video extracted from a UNSW session on social media, will be shown.

11.00am Morning Tea

11.30am Panel Session: Using Metrics to Measure Research Impact in and outside Academia: Susan Robbins (University of Western Sydney) Collecting metrics to measure research impact outside academia; Robyn Drummond (University of New South Wales) RIMS (Research Impact Measurement Service) post-Symplectic implementation; Stephanie Bradbury, Queensland University of Technology Using Scival/Incites to measure scholarly impact

When applying for funding, researchers are increasingly required to demonstrate the current and anticipated impact of their research, not only in relation to knowledge creation but also societal benefits. This is to ensure the funding body secures a high return on their investment. As universities rely on external funding to conduct research, libraries have responded by developing or enhancing services to collect and collate metrics to measure research impact. In this panel session three Australian library services will be presented, followed by discussion from the floor, including the opportunity to briefly outline impact services at your library.

1.00pm Lunch

1.50pm Research Data Management Services: Maude Frances, University of New South Wales

Dr Maude Frances outlines UNSW Library services for managing research data, including a web-based service, for data management planning and creation of research dataset records. The service is integrated with UNSW’s research data storage infrastructure, as well as national and international services for citation and discovery and of research data.

2.30pm Here today, gone tomorrow: Developing a Digital Preservation Strategy and Roadmap: Donna McRostie, University of Melbourne

Donna McRostie showcases the University of Melbourne’s Digital Preservation 2015 - 2025: Strategy and implementation roadmap which responds to the evolving expectations of researchers, funders and the broader academic community.

2.50pm SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Presentation: Rosalia da Garcia, Director, Consortia/Library Sales & Marketing

3.00pm Afternoon Tea

3.30pm “Speed” Research Support –5 minute Presentations

  • Cynthia Love, The Library's role in a data roadmap for CSIRO

  • Ingrid Mason, Research support for digital humanities researchers

  • Jing Li, Research Support from UTS library

  • Jennifer Warburton, 23 Research Things @ Melbourne

  • Jayshree Mamtora, Snowball metrics

  • Linlin Zhao, Building internal research capacity

  • Jackie Wolstenholme , Library research support services metrics: QULOC project

  • Belinda Tiffen, UTS ePRESS: Open Access publishing, challenges and opportunities

  • Karen Visser, Australian National Data Service Research Data Australia comes of age

  • Susan Lafferty, Supporting cross campus collaboration at UNSW

4.40pm Q+A

5.00pm Wrap up and Close


The 2015 Research Support Community Day is being sponsored by SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific