Yesterday and Today: reflecting on past practice to help build and strengthen the researcher partnership at Monash University
Librarians at universities continue to seek new ways to engage and partner with researchers in order to enhance and enrich the way that they work. This paper looks at some of the ways that libraries have been doing this in recent years, what has worked, and what needs to be done to continue to develop these important partnerships. These recommendations will be based on the experiences of Monash University Library, in particular its recent implementation of Figshare for Institutions. The paper includes discussion of such topics where libraries have sought partnerships with researchers, such as Open Access, research data management, capability building and will focus on the importance of working with researchers to understand their needs.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article
published by Taylor & Francis in New Review of Academic Librarianship on June
1, 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13614533.2017.1336637