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LIBRARY REVIEW Seminar 2 Access not ownership Janet Peters, University Librarian May 2006.

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1 LIBRARY REVIEW Seminar 2 Access not ownership Janet Peters, University Librarian May 2006

2 Support for research in Cardiff by INSRV Advanced computing infrastructure projects CONDOR HEC (High End Computing) SCOLAR (Special Collections and Archives) SURE (Support Unit for Research Evidence) Advice and guidance for individuals Advice for University External involvement Partnerships

3 SCOLAR Special Collections New base for SCOLAR in ASSL New research study space at McKenzie House Addition of Centre for the History of Evidence based Health Care (CHEHC) Digitisation – Manuscripts to Megabytes SCOLAR website: sanddivisions/divisions/insrv/lib raryservices/scolar/index.html

4 SURE Cardiff - home of Cochrane SURE and Systematic Reviews Income generation Are they transferable to other disciplines? Link to CHEHC

5 Support for individual researchers Training in use of catalogue/databases/ journals RAE? Staff development Bibliographic referencing software Critical appraisal skills Journal club Inter Library Loans

6 Support for University Terrorism Bill/Act Research Ethics Committee Open Access publishing and Author-pays model Research Committee

7 External involvement Contact with MP BL/CURL Collaborative Storage Task Force CURL Resource Discovery Task Force LIS Consultative Group for Research Information Network (RIN) WHELF project for Wales wide e- repository(+ Steering Group membership)

8 Partnerships National Library of Wales Cardiff County Libraries CLIC (Cardiff Libraries in Cooperation) National Museum Wales

9 Issues for Cardiff 1.Library stores are full 2.Site Libraries are over-crowded 3.Current funding allocation model no longer suitable for bundled purchases 4.Long term access to digital resources required 5.Insufficient Library staff time and expertise to assist researchers 6.Desire to promote Cardiff as a major research university

10 Proportion of digital subscriptions

11 What are we doing about it? 1.Weed stores this summer 2.Transfer more backruns of journals to store, where digital copy available (and become an early adopter for the UK Research Reserve?) 3.Review funding allocation model (usage based?) 4.Participate in LOCKSS 5.Benefit from Library staff restructuring 6.Make Cardiffs research output accessible 1.Support e-theses projects 2.Support development of e-repositories 3.Initiate Digital Preservation Project

12 Access, not (necessarily) ownership?


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