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Mamtora, Jayshree and Haddow, Gaby (2015). Australian Academic Libraries and Research Support. In Raju, Reggie, Adam, Amina, Johnson, Glynnis, Miller, Caitlin and Pietersen, Jeremiah(Ed.), The Quest for deeper meaning of research support. Cape Town, South Africa: University of Cape Town Libraries. (pp. 80-89).

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Author Mamtora, Jayshree
Haddow, Gaby
Title of Chapter Australian Academic Libraries and Research Support
Title of Book The Quest for deeper meaning of research support
Place of Publication Cape Town, South Africa
Publisher University of Cape Town Libraries
Publication Year 2015
Series Open UCT Publications
Editor Raju, Reggie
Adam, Amina
Johnson, Glynnis
Miller, Caitlin
Pietersen, Jeremiah
ISBN 9780799225266   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Chapter Number 7
Start Page 80
End Page 89
Total Pages 10
Total Chapters 10
Field of Research 0807 - Library and Information Studies
HERDC Category B - Book Chapter (DIISR)
Abstract This chapter reports on a nationwide study into how university libraries in Australia are supporting researchers with information and services relating to research impact measures, specifically bibliometrics and altmetrics tools. A content analysis of all Australian university library web sites was conducted to determine the extent and types of tools being promoted, the nature of supporting materials, and the inclusion of research impact tools in institutional repositories. The findings show that the majority of the libraries have developed web pages that provide descriptive information about research impact measures, and many offer research impact services. Two-thirds of the institutional repositories incorporate research impact tools. A number of recommendations are presented to guide best practice in supporting researchers in a research evaluation environment.
Keyword bibliometrics
academic libraries
research impact
Additional Notes This chapter was presented at IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Satellite Conference "The Quest for deeper meaning of research support", Cape Town, South Africa, 13-14 August, 2015.
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