It takes two to tango – making way for relevant research support services at Lund University Libraries (LUB)

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It takes two to tango – making way for relevant research support services at Lund University Libraries (LUB). / Voog, Hanna; Wiklund, Gunilla.

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T1 - It takes two to tango – making way for relevant research support services at Lund University Libraries (LUB)

AU - Voog, Hanna

AU - Wiklund, Gunilla

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - This article presents a 2012 project on researchers’ need of support at Lund University Libraries (LUB). The project was three folded with the object to identify areas where the present research support services ought to be developed and strengthened. The project contains a) a literature review focusing on definitions and examples of research support services as well as researchers’ needs and experiences of support services, b) a survey to get an overview of the support services offered today at LUB, the decentralized library network at Lund University, and c) focus group interviews with researchers, one group from each partaking faculty, to investigate key obstacles in their research processes. In all three parts, a model of the research process schematically divided into four phases was applied; To start a research project, To collect material, To process/analyze/write and Communicate results and make data accessible. A major conclusion is that the research support services need to be accessible, visible and in close proximity to the researchers.

AB - This article presents a 2012 project on researchers’ need of support at Lund University Libraries (LUB). The project was three folded with the object to identify areas where the present research support services ought to be developed and strengthened. The project contains a) a literature review focusing on definitions and examples of research support services as well as researchers’ needs and experiences of support services, b) a survey to get an overview of the support services offered today at LUB, the decentralized library network at Lund University, and c) focus group interviews with researchers, one group from each partaking faculty, to investigate key obstacles in their research processes. In all three parts, a model of the research process schematically divided into four phases was applied; To start a research project, To collect material, To process/analyze/write and Communicate results and make data accessible. A major conclusion is that the research support services need to be accessible, visible and in close proximity to the researchers.

KW - research process

KW - academic libraries

KW - research support services

KW - focus group interviews

M3 - Article

VL - 9

JO - ScieCom Info

JF - ScieCom Info

SN - 1652-3202

IS - 1

ER -