Research evaluation: is it our business?

Librarians in the brave new world of research evaluation

JIBS workshop, Wednesday 29th June 2011

University of Birmingham: Edgbaston Campus (Arts lecture room 6, in the Arts Building).University station serves the campus.

 

Many librarians were involved in the publications aspect of the last RAE. Although the traditional bibliometrics aspect in the current REF has diminished, there is - in the new funding climate - a greater need for the analysis of bibliometric information for internal evaluation and external benchmarking. Institutions are increasingly interested in procuring a CRIS (Current Research Information System), improving their current internal systems, or using their institutional repository as a CRIS - both for the REF and for internal purposes.


We will discuss the various ways in which librarians are getting involved in the research evaluation process, including CRISs, other publication databases, repositories and support for preparations for REF as well as internal research evaluation. We will also explore how much the bibiliometrics features of commercial databases like Web of Science and Scopus are being reinterpreted, and whether Google Scholar can be used like this too.

 

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10-10.30

Arrival, registration and coffee

10.30

Welcome from JIBS chair Fiona Bowtell.

10.35

Introduction from our chair for the event, research publications librarian Kara Jones (University of Bath).

10.45

KEYNOTE: Andria McGrath (Senior Information Specialist, Resarch Support, King's College London.)

11.10

Librarians' involvement with CRIS developments. Jeremy Upton (St Andrew's University).

11.40

 

System demonstrations

Pure (Sue Cumberpatch)

JIBS User Group Survey (Nadine Edwards)

12.10

The role of the librarian in the research evaluation process. Kate Bradbury (University of Cardiff).

12.45

LUNCH

13.45

Supporting bibliometrics Jenny Delasalle (University of Warwick)

14.15

Google Scholar - can it really be used for bibliometrics? Isobel Stark and Michael Whitton (University of Southampton)

14.45

TEA BREAK

15.00

GROUP DISCUSSIONS

15.30

FEEDBACK FROM GROUPS & PANEL DISCUSSION

 

16.00

CLOSE

 

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To book a place please e-mail groupjibs990@gmail.com by the 6th of June. Please include:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Job title
  • Institution
  • Any access or dietary requirements

Cancellations will be accepted until 7th June, after which payment of the full fee will be charged.

For enquiries about the event, please contact Andria McGrath or Catherine Parker.

 

If you are interested in joining or learning more about JIBS please go to the JIBS User Group website at www.jibs.ac.uk.