Demystifying eResearch: A Primer for Librarians, 1st Edition

  • Victoria Martin
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610695216
  • ISBN-13: 9781610695213
  • DDC: 001.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Today's librarians need to be technology-savvy information experts who understand how to manage datasets. Demystifying eResearch: A Primer for Librarians prepares librarians for careers that involve eResearch, clearly defining what it is and how it impacts library services and collections, explaining key terms and concepts, and explaining the importance of the field. You will come to understand exactly how the use of networked computing technologies enhances and supports collaboration and innovative methods particularly in scientific research, learn about eResearch library initiatives and best practices, and recognize the professional development opportunities that eResearch offers. This book takes the broad approach to the complex topic of eResearch and how it pertains to the library community, providing an introduction that will be accessible to readers without a background in electronic research. The author presents a conceptual overview of eResearch with real-world examples of electronic research activities to quickly increase your familiarity with eResearch and awareness of the current state of eResearch librarianship.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Acronyms.
1: eResearch Defined and Explained.
2: What Is eResearch?.
3: Understanding Research Data.
4: eResearch-Enabling Technologies.
5: Strength through Collaboration: Scholarly Communication in the Context of eResearch.
6: eResearch across Disciplines.
7: eResearch Librarianship.
8: The Impact of eResearch on Libraries.
9: Expanding Traditional Library Services into the eResearch Environment: Classic Roles in a New Context.
10: In an Uncharted Territory: Libraries' New and Emerging Services for eResearch.
11: Skilling Up for eResearch: Core Competencies and Training Opportunities for Librarians.
12: In Search of Unity: Toward New Modes of Knowledge Production.
About the Author.