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SynapsE: CDU Library Services Newsletter



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v. 11 no. 2

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OFFICE OF LIBRARY SERVICES 2 SynapsE VISIT TO ALICE SPRINGS CAMPUS In late May, the Associate Director Client Services spent a week working at the Alice Springs Campus Library. This proved to be an excellent opportunity to work with staff on a number of activities which included weeding a small but rather out of date law collection, delivery of legal research training to library staff, participation in a professional development morning which included PD planning and featured an excellent presentation from three of the library staff who had recently attended a two day library disaster and recovery workshop (report p. 3). A particular highlight was a morning of visits to a number of libraries including the Strehlow Research Library, Department of Resources and the Arid Zone Research Institute Libraries. A pleasant interlude with coffee at the Desert Precinct was followed by a quick stop at the Alice Springs public library. Annual visits to Alice Springs have in the past been quite rushed affairs - it was great to have more time to see the Library operating and talk with staff about their ideas. Coffee shop at the Desert Precinct, Alice Springs. Photo taken by Anne Wilson. RESEARCH IMPACT: PROVIDING SUPPORT TO THE CDU RESEARCH COMMUNITY As the University gears up for ERA (Excellence for Research in Australia) 2012, the Library is playing a key role in providing support to researchers - both staff and students - on ways to measure research impact. Support is being offered both on an individual basis by appointment, as well as through a number of different workshops: T rac king R es earc h Impac t W orks hop A one-and-a-half hour workshop that introduces researchers to the Scopus, Web of Science and the Journal Citation Reports databases. The Workshop demonstrates how to: track the research debate forward and back in time; view citation rates of articles; discover the H-Index of an author; and find a number of different impact factors for journals. Quality and B enc hmarking W orks hop A three-hour workshop held in conjunction with the Office of Research and Innovation as part of a program for Early Career Researchers. It introduces the ERA exercise and results from ERA 2010, as well as a number of tools with which to measure research impact in the sciences as well as the humanities, social sciences and the arts. P os tgraduate F orum: F inding Quality J ournals A one-and-a-half hour presentation for research students on ways to identify quality journals in which to publish. It introduces criteria that can be used to define quality, and tools that help measure it. C itation S earc hing Online W orks hop One of a number of online workshops primarily for those external and off campus researchers who are not able to attend our on-campus workshops. This seven-minute Workshop introduces the concept of citation searching and some tools which help track citations. The Workshop can be viewed at: www.cdu.edu.au/library/services/membership/C DUResearchers.html Jayshree Mamtora, Research Services Coordinator http://www.cdu.edu.au/library/services/membership/CDUResearchers.html http://www.cdu.edu.au/library/services/membership/CDUResearchers.html