Academic Libraries’ Role in Improving Institutions Research Impact

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/582465
Title:
Academic Libraries’ Role in Improving Institutions Research Impact
Authors:
Tamarkin, Molly ( 0000-0002-6698-1126 ) ; Vijayakumar, J.K. ( 0000-0003-0397-4970 ) ; Baessa, Mohamed A. ( 0000-0001-9927-5204 ) ; Grenz, Daryl M. ( 0000-0002-2373-2007 )
Abstract:
In the changing landscape of scientific research and scholarly communication, importance of “quality in research”, “reviewed research” and “reviewed publications” in qualifying for the ratings and rankings are widely discussed. While publishing the research pieces in peer-reviewed and highly ranked journals are increasingly important, there are different methods and tools to be in place at Institutional level to increase researchers’ profile and the ranking of the institutions. As a young research based university created in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) focuses on the bibliometrics and altemetrics tools, author affiliations, author naming and plug-ins to different search engines, research evaluation systems as well as to research repositories. The University has launched an institutional repository in September 2012 as a home for the intellectual outputs of KAUST researchers, and then adopted the first institutional open access mandate in the Arab region effective June 31, 2014. Integration with ORCID became a key element in this process and the best way to ensure data quality for researcher’s scientific contributions systematically. We will present the inclusion and creation of ORCID identifiers in the existing systems as an institutional member to ORCID, and the creation of dedicated integration tools with Current Research Information System (CRIS) as a standardized common resource to monitor KAUST research outputs. We will also present our experiences in awareness programs, trainings, outreach, implementation of systems and tools like PlumX, as well as our approach in improving the research impact and profiling our Institution’s research to the world.
KAUST Department:
University Library
Conference/Event name:
Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference
Issue Date:
11-Nov-2015
Type:
Presentation
Sponsors:
2015 SIBF-ALA Conference
Additional Links:
http://www.sharjahbookfair.com/en/Content/65/2
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers/Presentations; Articles

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTamarkin, Mollyen
dc.contributor.authorVijayakumar, J.K.en
dc.contributor.authorBaessa, Mohamed A.en
dc.contributor.authorGrenz, Daryl M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-22T11:24:18Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-22T11:24:18Zen
dc.date.issued2015-11-11en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/582465.1en
dc.description.abstractIn the changing landscape of scientific research and scholarly communication, importance of “quality in research”, “reviewed research” and “reviewed publications” in qualifying for the ratings and rankings are widely discussed. While publishing the research pieces in peer-reviewed and highly ranked journals are increasingly important, there are different methods and tools to be in place at Institutional level to increase researchers’ profile and the ranking of the institutions. As a young research based university created in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) focuses on the bibliometrics and altemetrics tools, author affiliations, author naming and plug-ins to different search engines, research evaluation systems as well as to research repositories. The University has launched an institutional repository in September 2012 as a home for the intellectual outputs of KAUST researchers, and then adopted the first institutional open access mandate in the Arab region effective June 31, 2014. Integration with ORCID became a key element in this process and the best way to ensure data quality for researcher’s scientific contributions systematically. We will present the inclusion and creation of ORCID identifiers in the existing systems as an institutional member to ORCID, and the creation of dedicated integration tools with Current Research Information System (CRIS) as a standardized common resource to monitor KAUST research outputs. We will also present our experiences in awareness programs, trainings, outreach, implementation of systems and tools like PlumX, as well as our approach in improving the research impact and profiling our Institution’s research to the world.en
dc.description.sponsorship2015 SIBF-ALA Conferenceen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sharjahbookfair.com/en/Content/65/2en
dc.subjectResearch Libraryen
dc.subjectResearch Impacten
dc.subjectRepositoryen
dc.subjectResearch Evalutionen
dc.subjectORCID IDen
dc.subjectBibliometricen
dc.subjectCRIS systemsen
dc.titleAcademic Libraries’ Role in Improving Institutions Research Impacten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Libraryen
dc.conference.date10 - 12 November 2015en
dc.conference.nameSharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conferenceen
dc.conference.locationSharjah, United Arab Emiratesen

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