Practical Tips for Facilitating Research by Moira J. Bent
(Pratical Tips for Library and Information Professionals)

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This practical guide offers innovative tips and reliable best practice to enable new and experienced library and information professionals to evaluate their current provision and develop their service to meet the evolving needs of the research community. Interacting effectively with information is at the heart of all research, consequently information professionals have a key role to play in facilitating the development of researchers who are able to operate confidently and successfully in the information world. Grounded in current theory and informed by practitioners from around the world, this practical book offers a wide range of ideas and methods to assist library and information professionals in developing and managing their role in the research environment. Part of the Practical Tips for Library and Information Professionals series, the book covers the following key topics: * Getting to know your research community * Collection management to meet specific and often conflicting Research needs; spaces for researchers * Developing information literate researchers * Supporting researchers at a distance; international aspects of research support * Contributing to research excellence exercises * Getting involved in the publication process * Making and measuring research impact - our role in bibliometrics * Ethics and academic integrity for researchers * Scholarly communication and open access * Social media and networking for researchers, the library's role * Research data management, where do we fit in? Readership: All library and information professionals who work with research staff and students.

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Published March 17, 2016 by Facet Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Math.

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The "Practical Tips" series gains a powerful new addition with this book by Bent (faculty liaison librarian and national teaching fellow, Newcastle Univ., UK). The volume is a self-described attempt to "bridge the gap between theory and practice" when it comes to managing a library-centric resear...

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