Terra Nova: a new land for librarians?

VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Innovate
Tuesday 4 February 2014, 15:15 - 15:45
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2014-proceedings/vala2014-session-5-wolski

Malcolm Wolski and Joanna Richardson

Griffith University, QLD

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Abstract

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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