Research Support Community Day 2018 took place on Monday 12 February at the University of Melbourne.
8.45 am – 9.45 am Registration – Coffee and Networking
9.00 am – 9.30 am University of Melbourne Library Tours (optional)
Come and take a tour of the Baillieu Library, and hear about services and support available to researchers. Please meet in the foyer at 9am sharp. This library is located next to Arts West, the Research Support Community Day venue. Map.
The library collects design history from the faculty to Australasia. Please note that as the library will be closed to the public during the tour, attendees will need to be at the library entrance at 9 am sharp for the tour. The Architecture, Building and Planning Library is situated on the Ground floor and Basement of the Melbourne School of Design Building, Parkville campus. The library is a 7 minute walk from Arts West, the Research Support Community Day venue. Map.
9.45 am Welcome Jennifer Warburton (Manager: Research Publications and Programs, The University of Melbourne)
Library Carpentry is software and data skills training aimed at the needs and requirements of library professionals. Library Carpentry is made by librarians, for librarians to help:
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) under the direction of our constitution has a key responsibility: “To ensure the high standard of personnel engaged in information provision and foster their professional interests and aspirations”. From this premise ALIA has developed a range of supporting mechanisms. A commitment to ongoing learning and research is fundamental to the fulfilment of this responsibility.
The ALIA PD Scheme provides a support framework for LIS professionals and within that framework is the opportunity to concentrate your post qualification learning using the ALIA Specialisations. The existing ‘Academic /Research Specialisation’ is most suited to this role and the in development ‘LIS Practitioner Research Specialisation’ will strengthen this area. I will discuss how the ALIA PD Scheme Specialisations work and how they support Research.
10.50 am Bibliometric competencies Stephanie Bradbury (QUT)
The bibliometric competency model was released in 2017 by a team of UK and German librarians. The competencies were developed to support bibliometric practitioners worldwide and ensure they are equipped with the skills required to do their work well and responsibly.
11.00 am Morning Tea (Sponsor: SAGE Publishing | Caterer: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)
Wikimedia Australia undertakes outreach activities, develops resources and builds systems that empower and engage people to collect, share and promote free cultural works. Partnerships have included towns such as Fremantle, W.A. and organisations such as the Australian War Memorial. Dr Thomas Shafee will give an overview of Wikimedia Australia and outline recent and forthcoming activities.
11.50 am Navigating the shift to journal data sharing policies Natasha Simons (Program Leader for Skills, Policy and Resources, ANDS)
An increasing number of scholarly publishers and journals are implementing policies and procedures that require published articles to be accompanied by the underlying research data. These policies are an important part of the shift toward reproducible research and have been shown to influence researchers’ willingness to share research data to varying extents. However journal data availability policies are highly idiosyncratic, vary in strength from encouraging to mandating data sharing, and are often difficult to interpret. This makes it challenging for researchers to comply, editors to introduce and research support staff to assist. This presentation will examine why and how more scholarly publishers/journals are introducing data availability policies and explore the differences in journal data sharing policies, referring to examples. It will outline the challenges of current data policies, what is expected of various stakeholders, and reflect on efforts in Australia to engage stakeholders in conversation to improve data policies including 2017 Social Sciences and Health and Medical roundtables. It will conclude with an update on international collaborations that are helping to facilitate wider adoption of clear, consistent policies for publishing research data.
Clarivate Analytics was selected in 2017 to become the Citation provider by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation. We will first highlight the data from the Web of Science that was made available by our team to Australian Higher Education Providers (HEP) for ERA. Then, we will focus on the solutions developed my Clarivate Analytics to support the Australian HEPs when preparing and analysing their data and prior to the submission to the ARC.
12.20 pm Remarrying research and collection services around access to corpora and text mining, are new technical literacy skills needed? Ingrid Mason (Deployment Strategist, AARNet)
12.30 pm “Speed” research support – 5 x 5 minute presentations:
The Conversation is as a research engagement tool which is becoming increasingly important for researchers to disseminate their ideas on topical issues to a broad audience. Researchers are routinely approached for media interviews following posts of their work. Charis Palmer will outline the reach of The Conversation and some brief tips on pitching ideas that librarians can pass on to our researchers.
2.20 pm “Speed” research support – 4 x 5 minute presentations:
Afternoon tea (Sponsor: SAGE Publishing | Caterer: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)
4.10 pm “Speed” research support – 5 x 5 minute presentations
Q + A 5.00 pm
Wrap up and Close
Drinks / Dinner Join us for drinks and/or dinner at the Clyde Hotel, 385 Cardigan St, Carlton, from 5.15pm (Relaxed venue dishing up Modern Australian food and pub classics. Accessible. Close to Swanston St trams.)