Earlier this year the University Library conducted a survey of academics and researchers to gather information about emerging trends in academic and researcher attitudes and practice. The results are now available and will guide the University and the Library in developing strategies to support research and teaching in an environment increasingly shaped by digital technologies.
For full details head to Survey of Academics 2014 Results
University Library Information Future Series
University of Sydney staff and students are invited to join us at the Library to hear four academics talk about how they are tackling the challenge of translating research knowledge into the community. Bring questions and share your own experiences. Stay to connect with colleagues and chat over lunch.
- Professor Gerard Goggin, ARC Future Fellow, Professor of Media and Communications, Department of Media and Communications
- Professor Kate White, Chair, Cancer Nursing, Sydney Nursing School
- Robert Wells, Deputy CEO, Sax Institute
- Professor Davina Ghersi, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Research Translation Group, National Health and Medical Research Council
- Ms Kathy Thorncraft, Team Leader, Faculty Services Team: Health Sciences Library
When: 11am-1pm Wednesday 3 September 2014
Where: Seminar Room
Level 2, Fisher North, Fisher Library
Cost: Free with registration required. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact: Belinda Norman, Research Data Manager
T 9114 1457 | E firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP by Wed 27 August 2014
The University Library is conducting a survey of academics and researchers to gather information about emerging trends in academic and researcher attitudes and practice. The survey will run from Monday 3 February to Friday 21 February 2014.
The survey is part of a collaborative effort of the participating Go8 university libraries, and the results will allow for benchmarking between the participating institutions.
The survey is being conducted by Ithaka S+R (http://www.sr.ithaka.org/). Ithaka S+R is a research and consulting service that helps academic, cultural, and publishing communities in making the transition to the digital environment.
The survey covers four major topics:
- the ways that scholars discover and access needed scholarly materials in their teaching and research;
- the evolving role of the library and of library collections;
- research and teaching practices, with a particular emphasis on how these are changing in light of opportunities created by new technology; and
- the ways in which scholars communicate the findings of their research through a variety of media.
Academic and research staff will receive an email invitation from Ithaka S+R to participate in the survey. The University Library appreciates your time in responding. Your responses will offer important guidance for the University of Sydney and the Library in developing strategies to support your research and teaching in an environment increasingly shaped by digital technologies. Thank you for participating in this important study.
If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Michael Arndell.