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Research engagement

Report

Mapping the current landscape of research library engagement with emerging technologies in research and learning: final report

Technologies that have emerged or become ubiquitous within the last decade have profoundly changed the ways that scholars, students, and the general public create and engage with information. This report identifies strategic opportunities for research libraries to adopt and engage with emerging technologies, with a...
Journal article

Advancing science or advancing careers? Researchers’ opinions on success indicators

This study found most researchers work far beyond their expected work schedule and, although they spend most of their time doing research, respondents wished they could dedicate more time to it and spend less time writing grants and performing other activities such as administrative duties...
Report

Maximising the impact of global development research: a new approach to knowledge brokering

The report provides lessons and recommended practices for all those funding and designing social science research for development and seeking to maximise its impact beyond academia.
Journal article

We need to talk about how we talk about disability: a critical quasi-systematic review

This quasi-systematic review uses a critical disability framework to assess definitions of disability, use of critical disability approaches, and hierarchies of credibility in library and information science (LIS) research between 1978 and 2018.
Conference paper

Takt maturity model: from individual successes towards systemic change in Finland

This study aimed to conceptualize the requirements for systemically implementing takt production within projects and organizations in the form of a maturity level model.
Report

Advancing Open: views from scholarly communications practitioners

In May 2019, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries hosted 'Advancing Open,' a gathering for Canadian scholarly communication practitioners to discuss ways to advance open scholarship in Canada. This report summarises the discussion from the event, outlining the state of open scholarship in Canada and...
Report

Open access to research publications: independent advice

This report sets out advice by Professor Adam Tickell, Chair of the UK Open Access Co-ordination Group, on open access to research policy. The independent advice was requested by Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson in July 2015.
Report

Open access to research publications-2018: independent advice

This is the second independent report on Open Access received from Professor Adam Tickell, Chair of the UK Open Access Co-ordination Group. It presents a refreshed evidence base, and answers specific questions requested by the Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, in November 2017.
Report

Social interoperability in research support: cross-campus partnerships and the university research enterprise

This report defines social interoperability and describes the network of campus units involved in major areas of university research support services. It concludes by offering recommendations for cultivating successful cross-campus relationships.
Guide

How to engage with policy makers: a guide for academics in the arts and humanities

This guide shows that there are steps that academics can take to improve their engagement with public policy and to make it meaningful for their research. While these activities may involve an investment of time, they offer the opportunity to make a tangible difference, and...