e-research skills for librarians

Added by Stephane Goldstein on 03 May 2007 20:47

Here’s a bit of news that nicely complements the recent publication of the RIN-CURL report on researchers’ use of library services.  Under the auspices of the CURL / SCONUL taskforce on e-research, there will be a workshop on 14-15 June, in Edinburgh (hosted by the National e-Science Centre) on ‘Support for e-research - Filling the library skills gap’.  This promises to be an interesting opportunity for university librarians or information professionals to hear, from expert practitioners, about developments in e-research and the developing infrastructure of support.

The event will explore current developments and their impact upon library support and services. How will services be re- engineered to interface seamlessly with researchers’ changing work processes? Who are librarians’ partners in developing support structures for e-Research? How can libraries assist with support for the use of distributed networks and the management of data generated by this research? Very timely issues indeed for a rapidly-changing environment.

Places at the workshop are limited, so it’s advisable to book as soon as possible.

And if you haven’t yet seen the RIN-CURL report referred to at the beginning - which has a thing or two to say about e-research - please don’t hesitate to do so now!  It’s already been downloaded over 2500 times, so it’s obviously a good read…

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