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Dotting the DOIs and crossing the ESSNs: Librarians’ support for the RAE 2008

James, Ann-Marie (2008) Dotting the DOIs and crossing the ESSNs: Librarians’ support for the RAE 2008. Serials: the journal for the international serials community, 21 (3). pp. 174-177. ISSN 0953-0460


URL of Published Version: http://serials.uksg.org/article/view/21174

Identification Number/DOI: 10.1629/21174


At the University of Birmingham, 2008 was the first time that library staff were involved in a Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and by ensuring the completion of all record elements and the sourcing of over 4,000 items, they became an integral part of the process. This article highlights the information retrieval and metadata skills that they brought to the task, and the lasting benefits of involvement in the project, from better quality output data to enhanced processes for the ongoing collection and validation of publication information. In addition, there is a greater awareness of the skills and expertise of librarians in this area, which will remain even more pertinent for support in the successor to the RAE, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Type of Work:Article
School/Faculty:Corporate Services
Department:Library Services
Date:November 2008
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Copyright Holders:UK Serials Group
ID Code:628
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