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The Role of the Library in Supporting Research [TG3/ResearchSupp]


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The London Mathematical Society
57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS

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Libraries have a crucial role to play in supporting research. The emergence of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the demands to make research and research data open and accessible have further emphasised the importance of the library’s role in this area.

Research support is a large and complex area, particularly for those in institutions seeking to newly establish a research service within their library teams. For those with established research services, the environment is constantly changing creating new challenges and opportunities for library services.

This event will cover the key areas of focus for a research services team, including establishing a library research support team, how the library contributes to researcher development, writing Open Access and Research Data policies and developing a library research support strategy.

The event is aimed at those seeking to establish a research support team as well as those already working in research support, or where research support is a key element of their role.


1.00 – 1.30pm Registration
1.30 – 1.35pm Welcome and Introduction
1.35 – 2.15pm Creating a library research support team
– a case study of the implementation of a research support team
Stuart Bentley , University of Hull
2.15 – 2.55pm PIDs, Data and Software:
How libraries can support researchers in an evolving research landscape
Sarah Stewart, British Library
2.55 – 3.15pm Break
3.15 – 3.55pm Practical policy design
A discussion of approaches to developing and writing statements and policies
Kirsty Wallis, University of Greenwich
3.55 – 4.35pm Building a Library Research Support Strategy
Claire Sewell, Cambridge University
4.35pm  Close


London Mathematical Society


£85 for Members
£130 for Other Institutions

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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