New Report, "Research Assessment and the Role of the Library"

 
This report was written as a companion report to "A Comparative Review of Research Assessment Regimes in Five Countries and the Role of Libraries in the Research Assessment Process," a report commissioned by OCLC Research and produced by Key Perspectives Ltd, a UK library and scholarly publishing consultancy.

Published in December 2009, the Key Perspectives report was written after studying the role of research libraries in higher education research assessment regimes in five countries: the Republic of Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia. This companion report provides a summary of the key findings of the Key Perspectives study, with some context for the recent increase in library involvement in research assessment, as well as recommendations for research libraries.

More Information

Research Assessment and the Role of the Library (.pdf: 267K/13pp.)
http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2010/2010-01.pdf

A Comparative Review of Research Assessment Regimes in Five Countries and the Role of Libraries in the Research Assessment Process (.pdf: 292K51 pp.)
http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2009/2009-09.pdf

Survey of Current Practice in Research Assessment Activity
http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/practice/default.htm

For more information:

John MacColl
RLG Partnership European Director
OCLC Research
maccollj@oclc.org
+44-(0)1334-462310

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

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