[ecoinfo] Fwd: Short questionnaire on info support for researchers
jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Fri Jun 11 14:57:37 PDT 2010
As many people on the ecoinformatics list are information managers, I
thought this effort to identify the role of IMs in science might be of
interest to you all. They are asking for a short survey on the roles of IMs
in various disciplines. See the attached notice for background and the
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From: Rachael Kotarski <rachael.kotarski at bl.uk>
Date: Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 5:49 AM
Subject: Short questionnaire on info support for researchers
To: RESEARCH-DATAMAN at jiscmail.ac.uk
UCL and The British Library (BL) are conducting a project (funded by JISC)
called: ‘Defining a new role: The Research Information Manager’. It aims to
scope a dedicated information specialist role within a multidisciplinary
research environment. It is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate the
research information landscape - with a daunting volume of scholarly
publications, large and complex datasets, images, software tools, workflows
and a myriad of other information resources and outputs. UCL are therefore
currently working with researchers to understand their practices, barriers
and needs in relation to research information, in order to gain an
integrated understanding of the flow of research information.
To this end, we are interested in identifying roles in other institutions
that are involved in organisational research information management
processes. This will help us to map the right systems and practices to
address the information needs and specific requirements of researchers.
We are contacting you to help us identify people in your and other
organisations, who provide information support to the researchers by means
of dedicated roles or through shared responsibilities among different roles.
In order to help us, we ask you to please fill in this short questionnaire
Your institution's feedback is invaluable and the survey should take no more
than 10 minutes.
As a way to thank you for your time, if you complete the survey and fill in
your contact details, your name will enter into a prize draw for a chance to
win £25 to spend at the British Library Online Shop (http://shop.bl.uk).
Please note we will need to receive your results by 21st June in order to
include you for the draw.
Thank you in advance for your assistance. Please do not hesitate to contact
me if you have any queries.
Rachael Kotarski on behalf of:
Dr Karen Walshe
Research Officer - Biosciences
Science, Technology and Medicine
The British Library
karen.walshe @ bl.uk
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