Library research support in Queensland: a survey


Richardson, Joanna, Nolan-Brown, Therese, Loria, Pat and Bradbury, Stephanie. 2012. "Library research support in Queensland: a survey." Australian Academic and Research Libraries. 43 (4), pp. 258-277.
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Library research support in Queensland: a survey

ERA Journal ID10637
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsRichardson, Joanna (Author), Nolan-Brown, Therese (Author), Loria, Pat (Author) and Bradbury, Stephanie (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian Academic and Research Libraries
Journal Citation43 (4), pp. 258-277
Number of Pages20
Place of PublicationAustralia
Web Address (URL);dn=087652052813449;res=IELHSS

University libraries worldwide are reconceptualising the ways in which they support the research agenda in their respective institutions. This paper is based on a survey completed by member libraries of the Queensland University Libraries Office of Cooperation (QULOC), the findings of which may be informative for other university libraries. After briefly examining major emerging trends in research support, the paper discusses the results of the survey, specifically focussing on support for researchers and the research agenda in their institutions. All responding libraries offer a high level of research support, however, eResearch support, in general, and research data management support, in particular, have the highest variance among the libraries, and signal possible areas for growth. Areas for follow-up benchmarking and development are suggested.

Keywordslibrary research support; Queensland
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461008. Organisation of information and knowledge resources
390303. Higher education
461009. Recordkeeping informatics
350711. Organisational planning and management
460508. Information retrieval and web search
460908. Information systems organisation and management
461005. Informetrics
350710. Organisational behaviour
461006. Library studies
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Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
Library Services
Queensland University of Technology
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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