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University library strategy development: a conceptual model of researcher performance to inform service delivery

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posted on 2024-06-03, 18:46 authored by A Maddox, L Zhao
This case study presents a conceptual model of researcher performance developed by Deakin University Library, Australia. The model aims to organize research performance data into meaningful researcher profiles, referred to as researcher typologies, which support the demonstration of research impact and value. Three dimensions shaping researcher performance are identified: researcher practices, career stage, and activity space. We argue this model serves two practical functions for Deakin Library and librarians: (a) to develop a holistic understanding of what constitutes researcher performance in the contemporary higher education environment in Australia; and (b) to translate this understanding into a service needs diagnostic tool for the development of the Research Metrics and Advisory Service (ReMAS), a strategic library service providing systematic research metrics support to Deakin researchers, schools, and faculties. We argue that both the model and its practical applications may be adapted by other academic libraries within their national and higher education contexts.

History

Journal

New review of academic librarianship

Volume

23

Pagination

125-135

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1361-4533

eISSN

1740-7834

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, The Authors

Issue

2-3

Publisher

Taylor & Francis