2019: Sydney


RSC Day 2019 took place on Friday 24 May 2019 at the Abercrombie Building, University of Sydney.

8:45 Registration, coffee, and networking

9:45 Welcome and housekeeping

Lisa McIntosh (Director Access Services, University of Sydney)

9:55 Plans S as an inflection point for OA: how momentum in Europe will have global effects Martin Borchert (University Librarian, University of New South Wales; Chair of the AOASG Executive Committee) Slides | Recording

10:30 Developing a systematic review service model: two approaches Edward Luca (Manager Academic Services, University of Sydney) & Patrick Condron (Senior Liaison Librarian, University of Melbourne) Slides | Recording


How to get researchers to publish strategically: targeting quality outlets Emma McLean (Team Leader Academic Engagement (Medicine), University of New South Wales) Slides | Recording

11:10 Morning tea

11:30 An update on ORCID and the use of PIDs to connect, link, cite, credit research Natasha Simons (Associate Director Skilled Workforce, Australian Research Data Commons) Slides | Recording

11:50 Tracking your research impact with Publons Geeho Liu (Director, Solution Consulting SEA/ANZ, Clarivate Analytics) Slides | Recording

12:00 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA) and its role in research related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Charlotte Moar (ATSIDA Coordinator, University of Technology Sydney) and Duncan Loxton (Data Curator, University of Technology Sydney) Slides | Recording

12:20 “Speed” Research Support

  1. Sink your teeth into FAIR – Liz Stokes (Australian Research Data Commons)

  2. Library Carpentry at Macquarie University Library – Fiona Jones (Macquarie University)

  3. ORCiD@UniSA: a one team approach – Cathy Mahar (University of South Australia)

  4. Visualise Your Thesis – Jennifer Warburton (University of Melbourne) & Jen Stantion (University of Sydney)

  5. Data Storytelling – Kylie Poulton (Griffith University)


13:00 Lunch

14:00 Publishing and dealing with rejection Professor James Arvanitakis (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Graduate Studies, Western Sydney University) Recording

14:20 Room change for workshops

14:30 Workshops

  • From data to software – supporting reproducible research Case Study Lecture Theatre 2150

Facilitator: Matthias Liffers (Research Software Skills Specialist, Australian Research Data Commons)

Software is a first class research output – the vast majority of research uses software in some form. With broad awareness of the importance of data management and publishing, attention has now turned to software curation. Software may be curated for any number of purposes, including publication, reuse, and preservation.

Recent global advances include the formation of the Research Software Alliance, the rise of computationally reproducible papers, and the ability to run virtual computing environments in web browsers.

How can libraries draw on data management skills to expand into software curation?

  • Making the internet smarter: Building Wikipedia communities of practice Case Study Lecture Theatre 1170

Facilitator: Jennifer Warburton (Manager Research Publications and Programs Architecture, University of Melbourne)

An interactive forum for people who would like to exchange experiences and ideas for building Wikipedia editing communities and to explore the logistics of facilitating collaborative projects and Wiki editing events. In this session we will also explore the feasibility of developing an Australian university wiki network to work on themed projects and share resources. Both new and experienced Wikipedians are welcome to this guided discussion and networking activity.

Jennifer is a member of the UoM Wiki Agenda (UMWA) Community of Practice – a monthly lunchtime meetup of new and experienced UoM Wikipedians interested addressing the Wikipedia diversity gap. The group has run two Wikipedia edit-a-thons, joins with La Trobe University for their Shut Up & Wiki sessions and recently hosted an academic panel on Wikipedia & Teaching.

  • Lightning Design Jam: Building Staff Competencies in Research Support Case Study Lecture Theatre 1070

Facilitator: Edward Luca (Manager Academic Services, University of Sydney)

Delivering user-centred research support services requires adapting to evolving client needs and broader changes in the sector. Government and institutional approaches to rapidly changing research priorities mean that library research support services are often fluid and emerging.

Academic librarians working in the research space face unique challenges around professional development and upskilling, which are often provided through ad hoc and institution-specific initiatives and programs. This workshop will provide a space to explore some of these challenges through a Lightning Design Jam, a design thinking approach that will focus on generating low effort, high impact solutions that you can bring back to your organisation.

15:30 Afternoon tea

15:50 Library impact case studies as a methodology for understanding the value of library services Sarah Graham (Manager Academic Services, University of Sydney) Slides | Recording

16:05 Incorporating a cultural competence lens to research data support services Ryan Stoker (Research Data Officer, University of Sydney) Slides | Recording

16:25 Cycling through Open Access Week Stephanie Bradbury (Queensland University of Technology) Slides | Recording

16:35 Q&A

16:50 Wrap up and close

17:00 Dinner and drinks

At your own expense; Royal Hotel, 370 Abercrombie Street