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Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries

Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries
Author(s)/Editor(s): Viviana Fernández-Marcial (University of A Coruña, Spain)and Llarina González-Solar (University of A Coruña, Spain & General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Belgium)
Copyright: ©2021
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4546-1
ISBN13: 9781799845461
ISBN10: 179984546X
EISBN13: 9781799845478


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Academic libraries have traditionally had two key functions, to support teaching and to support research. In an evolving and competitive university environment, along with the emergence of various technologies and substantial changes in scientific communication, university management has reached a turning point. Academic libraries are facing a paradigm shift in the role they need to play to achieve the research objectives of universities. Research support services in academic libraries have evolved as a response to these changes. They are heterogeneous, adapt to their university culture, adopt different points of view, take different approaches in their organizational structures, and include a diverse catalog of activities. Having an overview of different experiences will allow libraries to adopt best practices, redefine services, and even establish new management and collaboration models.

Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries is a critical scholarly resource that uses case studies to systematize the experiences of research support services in academic libraries for the support of higher education faculty. The cases focus on such items as the role of technology and its impact as well as how these services help to improve the excellence of universities. Featuring a wide range of topics such as library services, data management, and open science, this book is ideal for librarians, academicians, professionals, researchers, and students.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Viviana Fernández-Marcial (Ed.)
Dr. Viviana Fernández-Marcial is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Information Science of the University of A Coruña (Spain). Before her current teaching role, she was a faculty member at CEU-San Pablo University. Her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science is from the University Carlos III of Madrid. She has held some management positions, including Vice Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Information Science. For twenty years, Fernández-Marcial has been a council member of several scientific journals. She shares her research through some areas such as scientific communication, information behavior, and library marketing. Recently her work is focused on knowledge transfer.

Llarina González-Solar (Ed.)
Dr. González-Solar has a PhD in Information Sciences from the Universidade da Coruña. She has held several positions in special and academic libraries and is currently a librarian at the General Secretariat of the European Council. Her research focuses on scientific communication, marketing and library services. She has authored several publications and is involved as a reviewer in scientific journals.


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