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Two new workshops: Managing your Research Data and Social Media for Research Success

Learn how to manage your research data and use social media to enhance your research profile in new workshops offered by the University Libraries. These two workshops are part of a new series of researcher training:
Workshop One: Managing Your Research Data
This workshop provides an introduction to research data management, including data organisation, ownership, storage & […]

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Open access to ancient DNA

A significant collection of ancient human DNA has been published through a new world-first open access data repository, as a result of a collaboration between the University Libraries and the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD).
The Online Ancient Genome Repository (OAGR) captures a significant collection of DNA data from ancient human skeletons and microbes found […]

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Outcomes of staff planning workshops

In April we held two initial strategic planning workshops for Library staff.  Thank you to those who attended for their contribution and the others who have followed up with me separately.
The workshops ran a basic SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) exercise on the University Libraries as a whole. The exercise prompted some engaging discussion […]

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University Libraries Draft Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals for 2015

The Acting University Librarian has nominated a strategic planning team within the Library Senior Staff Committee to consultatively develop a University Libraries 2015 Plan. A key aspect of the plan is the University Libraries’ vision, mission and strategic goals.
The Library Senior Staff Committee have considered and are seeking feedback on the following draft statements and […]

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University Libraries 2015 Planning

Libraries are facing enormous change and renewal. Emerging technologies and new ways of working are impacting academic libraries around the world. The expectations of clients and our interactions with them have shifted and continue to shift in their nature and mode of delivery.  In addition to global changes in the sector, locally we are facing […]

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Library Research Training Needs Survey Results

The University Libraries recently conducted a survey on research training needs. Thank you to everyone who responded. The survey ran over December 2014 and January 2015 with 233 responses. Key findings include:

There is a clear demand for research support training on topics related to choosing journals to publish with, bibliometrics, altmetrics, social media and research […]

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