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Works in Progress Webinar: Case study—Supporting bibliometric and research impact analysis at the University of Waterloo

In this webinar, librarians from the University of Waterloo will describe how their library has worked with campus partners to develop robust offerings in bibliometrics and research impact (BRI).

Presenters

Laura Bredahl, Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian, University of Waterloo
Alison Hitchens, Associate University Librarian, Collections, Technology and Scholarly Communication, University of Waterloo

Description

Academic institutions increasingly need to quantify research impact for a spectrum of internally and externally motivated purposes, such as strategic decision support, benchmarking, reputation analysis, support for funding requests, and to better understand research performance. Research libraries have the specialized knowledge and experience to be key partners in this growing institutional need. 

In this presentation, librarians from the University of Waterloo will describe how their library, in partnership with the Office of Research and Institutional Analysis and Planning (IAP), has worked to develop robust offerings in bibliometrics and research impact (BRI), including the hiring of a dedicated bibliometrics and research impact librarian. They will share about services offered to campus as well as to researchers, and they also describe how these services have developed over the past decade. Furthermore, the development of this service has helped catalyze library collaborations in other research support areas like research data management. This webinar complements a forthcoming ARL Library Practice Brief on Supporting Bibliometric Data Needs at Academic Institutions. 

This webinar is part of a series offered by the OCLC Research Library Partnership focusing on cross-campus collaboration in research support, in conjunction with the recent publication Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-campus partnerships and the university research enterprise, which examines the growing imperative for cross-campus, cross-domain institutional collaboration in the provision of successful research support services.

This webinar will be of interest to anyone interested in cultivating positive campus partnerships to support research activities. We expect this to be of particular interest to scholarly communication librarians and library leaders, as well as professionals working in institutional research, research administration, academic affairs, and campus communications.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series

Live webinar sessions are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!

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Date

03 December 2020

Time

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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Venue

Online via WebEx

Live webinar sessions are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.