VALA2006 Session 11 Young

VALA2006 Supporting e-research at the University of Melbourne

VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 11: Information Management and Knowledge Sharing
Friday 10 February 2006, 10:45 – 11:15
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperEve Young

Project Leader, Digital Asset Management Systems Implementation, University of Melbourne Libraries

Lynne Horwood

Research Consultant, School of Graduate Studies, University of Melbourne

Shirley Sullivan

Electronic Information Coordinator, University of Melbourne Libraries

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E-Research refers to large-scale, distributed, information-intensive forms of inquiry conducted collaboratively between institutions, and intra- and inter-nationally. The paper details the strategies that the Information Division (ID) is implementing to support eresearch and information management within the University. The culture at the University of Melbourne emphasises a client-focused approach where the ID staff partner with academic departments and business units to assemble suitable project teams to translate the vision into technical solutions. The paper will explore ID initiatives which support e-research and information management using new technologies which emphasise interoperability and flexibility.