6-8 August 2024

Research Support Community Day 2024

Free, online event hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato - University of Waikato


 Introducing our keynote speakers for RSC Day 2024

Joanna Ball 

Managing Director, DOAJ

Day 1: Tuesday 6 August

Associate Professor Kirsten Thorpe

Chancellor's Indigenous Research Fellow at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, UTS 

Day 2: Wednesday 7 August

Professor Bryony James

Provost, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington and Chair of the Universities New Zealand Open Access Steering Group

Day 3: Thursday 8 August

Day 1 Program: Tuesday 6 August

12:00 - 12:05 AEST:  Welcome to Research Support Community Day 2024

Jayshree Mamtora  and Jess Howie, James Cook University and Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato - University of Waikato


12:05 - 12:15 AEST:  Welcome from our host institution, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research,  Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato - University of Waikato

Professor Gary Wilson


12:15 - 13:00 AEST: Keynote speaker - Managing Director, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

Joanna Ball

 Joanna Ball is the Managing Director of the Directory of Open Access Journals, a community-led open infrastructure which curates a unique index of over 20,000 diverse open access journals from around the world. Joanna is responsible for ensuring that DOAJ fulfils its mission by setting strategic direction, leading on advocacy and engagement, and securing the organisation's sustainability. Joanna joined DOAJ in 2022 after spending over 25 years in academic library management and leadership roles in the UK and Denmark. She is a previous Chair of UKSG’s Board of Trustees.  


Break 13:00 - 13:15 AEST:  (vendor presentation Scholar Freedom Pty Ltd 5 mins) 


Open Access

13:15 - 13:35 AEST: Presentation and Q&A - Open Access research outputs receive more diverse citations

Chun Kai Wuang (Karl), Curtin University


13:35 - 13:40 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Embedding Diamond Open Access across the Aotearoa New Zealand Tertiary Vocational Sector

James Savage, Te Pūkenga - Southern Institute of Technology


13:40 - 13:45 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Visibility, Accessibility, and Reputation: uploading Journals@Lincoln (OJS) metadata to DOAJ

Yanan Zhao, Lincoln University


13:45 - 13:50 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Communicating Open Access requirements to NHMRC grant holders at the University of Adelaide

Rachel Bickley, University of Adelaide


13:50 - 14:00 AEST: Q&A for lightning talks presenters


14:00 - 14:20 AEST: Presentation and Q&A - Open Access in Australia and Aotearoa: What has happened in the last year?

Janet Catterall, Open Access Australasia


Break 14:20 - 14:25 AEST (5 mins) 


AI

14:25 - 14:45 AEST: Presentation and Q&A - Using AI tools in research

Lorraine Rose, Charles Sturt University


14:45 - 14:50 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Using AI-powered Tools for Literature Reviews: MQ Library Approach

Heather Cooper and Jing Li, Macquarie University


14:50 - 14:55 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - GenAI in Research: What is it good for?

Emma Nelms and Jacque Quinn, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) 


14:55 - 15:00 AEST: Q&A for lightning talks presenters


15:00 - 15:10 AEST: Wrap up & close

Day 2 Program: Wednesday 7 August

12:00 - 12:05 AEST: Introduction & housekeeping


12:05 - 12:50 AEST: Keynote speaker - Chancellor's Indigenous Research Fellow at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, UTS.

Dr Kirsten Thorpe, University of Technology Sydney


Research Data

12:50 - 13:10 AEST: Presentation and Q&A - The Sky's the Limit on Accelerating Research: ARDC Nectar Research Cloud

Meirian Lovelace-Tozer, Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)


13:10 - 13:15 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Data security and privacy training for researchers

Sara King, AARNet


13:15 - 13:20 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Research Training Line - get on board

Sharron Stapleton, Griffith University


13:20 - 13:25 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - The Role of Research Data Stewards in Enhancing the Research Ecosystem

Piy Ratana and Lori Hurley, Macquarie University


13:25 - 13:30 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Adapting Resources for Accessibility

Ria Hamblett, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)


13:30 - 13:40 AEST: Q&A for lightning talks presenters

Break 13:40 - 13:50 AEST (10 mins) 


Metrics & Impact

13:50 - 14:10 AEST: Presentation and Q&A - Breathing new life into a Metrics and Research Impact Service: balancing client expectations with finite staffing and resources

Jenny Copestake, Curtin University


14:10 - 14:30 AEST: Presentation and Q&A - Speaking the language of research impact metrics for the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Ryan Grosser and Paula Everett, University of Adelaide


14:30 - 14:35 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Impact Assessment at Western Sydney University

Katrina Trewin, University of Western Sydney


14:35 - 14:40 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Metrics support for the 2024 ARC Discovery EOI round

Rebecca Deuble and Jeanette Williams, University of Queensland


14:40 - 14:45 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Identifying independent assessors: a different role for the Library

Lorien Delaney, University of South Australia


14:45 - 14:55 AEST: Q&A for lightning talks presenters


14:55 - 15:00 AEST: Wrap up & close

Day 3 Program: Thursday 8 August

12:00 - 12:05 AEST: Introduction & housekeeping


12:05 - 12:50 AEST: Keynote speaker - Provost, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington and Chair of the Universities New Zealand Open Access Steering Group

Professor Bryony James

I started as your regular jobbing academic at the University of Auckland, balancing research and teaching in the Faculty of Engineering and wondering why the days were never quite long enough to get everything done. I taught first year Materials Science to 1000 undergraduates every year and loved every second of it. My research led me from a PhD in aluminium smelting, through materials characterisation and surface engineering, to food materials science and the properties that dictate how food feels as we chew it. It was a bit meandering, but loads of fun. 

As time progressed I realised that my deepest passion lay in supporting the research and teaching of other people. That led me to a variety of roles, firstly at UoA, then as Deputy Vice Chancellor Research at the University of Waikato, and finally to Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, as Provost.  This means I am very much poacher turned gamekeeper, and understand the incentives and disincentives that academic staff grapple with on the daily.   

I currently chair the Open Access Steering Group of Universities New Zealand.  The landscape of research dissemination and knowledge mobilisation is seismically unstable at the moment, and Open Access is very much part of the shifting ground.  It’s an exciting time to be working in support of research and researchers right now. 


Open Access

12:50 - 13:10 AEST: Presentation and Q&A - OA Toolkit

Koichi Inoue and Lisa Chisholm, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington and Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo - University of Otago


Break 13:10 - 13:20 AEST (10 mins) 


Research Support & Partnerships

13:20 - 13:40 AEST: Presentation and Q&A - Streamlining research output management: an integrated and partnership approach

Stella Chow, Tina Yang and Jack Lo, The University of Hong Kong


13:40 - 14:00 AEST: Presentation and Q&A - Partnering with academics to deliver an ECR workshop series

Vicki Dodd and Allison Hill, University of Wollongong


14:00 - 14:05 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Research Bites: A novel approach to PD for library staff

Clare Duffy and Hannah Shelley, Australian Catholic University (ACU)


14:05 - 14:10 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - How to be a research support librarian 101

Karen Bath, University of Adelaide


14:10 - 14:15 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Researcher insights from academic publishing survey at University of South Australia

Cathy Mahar, University of South Australia


14:15 - 14:20 AEST: Pre-recorded Lightning Talk - Considering pedagogy in library support for scoping and systematic reviews

Erin Roga, Federation University


14:20 - 14:30 AEST: Q&A for lightning talks presenters


14:30 AEST: Closing RSCDay 2024

RSCDay Organising Committee