VALA2014 Session 5 Wolski

Terra Nova: a new land for librarians?

Tuesday 4 February 2014, 15:15 – 15:45
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Malcolm Wolski and Joanna Richardson

Griffith University, QLD

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As society tackles increasingly complex issues, there is a driving imperative for new knowledge, approaches and technologies to empower solutions, especially in emerging areas of inquiry. This paper discusses how federated research collections, such as Terra Nova, are being developed in Australia between collaborative partners to address this need. It examines the role of librarians in not only the development of these new systems but also in the ongoing support and outreach. It highlights the importance of the librarian as a key participant in a cross-disciplinary, potentially multi-institutional, research support team/network.

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