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1 MyRI: An bibliometrics toolkit – collaboration in research skills support Ros Pan & Ellen Breen

2 The presentation Introductory points and slides Demonstration of the online tutorial, a major project deliverable Promotional video


4 Bibliometrics is.. Bibliometrics is one of various quantitative measures widely used to assess research impact, based on analysis of publication and particularly citation counts Bibliometrics is being increasingly used at all levels: international and national benchmarking of universities and academic units within them; to assess particular research groups and their impact; and to assess individuals Some typical uses – a major element in world university rankings is based on citation impact – ranking of journals to decide where to publish – individuals including metrics in their CVs and grant applications. It is not a method that currently works well for research areas that are not based principally on journal articles as their channel of publication but is nevertheless applied widely and so it is crucial that all researchers are aware of the basics of bibliometrics and the full range of data sources, metrics and tools

5 Bibliometrics skills are largely generic so lend themselves to collaboration NDLR LInCS projects are collaborative – at least 3 partners required Libraries moving into higher end researcher support and bibliometrics is one such area This new area of research skills support comes as library staffing and resourcing are declining – COLLABORATION is an obvious path to take Various factors leading to the project

6 Academic libraries and units in partnership

7 Some project details Project is funded by NDLR under Learning Innovation Community Support Projects (LInCS) strand and we provide matching funding which is almost entirely from staff time, round about 1,000 hours of staff time 10k grant – software, professional design of branding, video production by professional company, PR and launch items and promotion items, printing UCD, DIT, NUIM and DCU are the partners, UCD is the lead partner Original timeline was July – December 2010 but has been an extension to end of March 2011 We set out milestones and divided the work up into work packages each with a leader who then formed up their own teams, brought in other staff as required and had local meetings – a lot of staff involved in the project overall We have managed the project with the Basecamp online environment and that has been overall a good thing – milestones set out, messages, writeboards, filestores etc

8 Basecamp - an online environment helps with 4 partners

9 Set up in dSpace and create web page front end Ros Pan (project leader) Branding Mary Antonesa (Maynooth) Upload all existing materials across partners to assess Kathryn Smith (UCD) Online tutorial development Ellen Breen (DCU) Workshop & presentation items Ros Pan/Kathryn Smith (UCD) Computer Science materials Julia Barrett (UCD) Work packages and leaders Geography materials May Antonesa/Ciaran Quinn (Maynooth) Launch/PR/marketing Ros Pan (project leader)

10 Shared production of materials for shared used Open Access Use a model which is – Granular i.e. in small units that you can put together as you want to – Allow editing so you CAN add your own touches, take out things you don’t have access to, customise the examples and so on – RLO Reusable Learning Objects concept is very important

11 Bibliometrics Toolkit Materials for workshops & presentations Lesson Plans Online Tutorial Lesson plans Suggestions on how to pick materials and pressent them for different time periods and topics. Includes powerpoint slides Workshop and presentation materials 65 items to pick and choose from Worksheets, datasheets, posters, booklet, videos Most can be edited to suit local needs Creative Common license Online tutorial Overview Journal Ranking Personal bibliometrics Articulate used to create this tutorial Run HEAnet hosted version or download, customise and host locally The Open Access bibliometrics toolkit

12 Online tutorial look and feel

13 The online tutorial

14 Complementary print materials

15 Video content

16 The MyRI webpage – the main access route

17 dSpace presentation – the MyRI “Community”

18 Bibliometrics Toolkit Materials for workshops & presentations Lesson Plans Online Tutorial The project webpage – main access point The project webpage – main access point NDLR dSpace interface OR and search for MyRI NDLR dSpace interface OR and search for MyRI Access routes

19 The future User testing, feedback and adjustment Marketing and advocacy campaign over time Keep the material up to date Extend the bibliometrics toolkit in various directions – more subject tailored content Build on a collaborative approach to academic library information skills work in general, beyond this project - deliverables


21 The online tutorial A major deliverable Run it from the HEAnet web server or Download files and customise/host it locally 3 modules: overview, journal rankings, individual researcher use of bibliometrics Links out to other materials Includes a range of short professional made videos Created using Articulate software Also includes various “engagements” = interactions

22 The online tutorial



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