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October 2014, 189, 61/8x91/4, eBook/Paperback
Print: 978-1-61069-520-6
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Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
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Research Methods, Statistics, and Data/Research Methods

Demystifying eResearch

A Primer for Librarians

Victoria Martin

1 Volume

Today's librarians need to be technology-savvy information experts who understand how to manage datasets. Demystifying eResearch: A Primer for Librarians prepares librarians for careers that involve eResearch, clearly defining what it is and how it impacts library services and collections, explaining key terms and concepts, and explaining the importance of the field. You will come to understand exactly how the use of networked computing technologies enhances and supports collaboration and innovative methods particularly in scientific research, learn about eResearch library initiatives and best practices, and recognize the professional development opportunities that eResearch offers.

This book takes the broad approach to the complex topic of eResearch and how it pertains to the library community, providing an introduction that will be accessible to readers without a background in electronic research. The author presents a conceptual overview of eResearch with real-world examples of electronic research activities to quickly increase your familiarity with eResearch and awareness of the current state of eResearch librarianship.

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Provides librarians and other information professionals with a clear understanding of what eResearch is and how it impacts library mission, services, and collections


Defines and explains key eResearch terms and concepts


Describes eResearch library initiatives and identifies best practices


Identifies potential eResearch activities areas such as providing assistance with data management plans, depositing data, collecting and disseminating data sets, collaborating with faculty on eResearch projects, performing research consultations, and creating train-the-trainer programs


Victoria Martin is an author who was life sciences librarian at the University Libraries of George Mason University, a position she held for more than a decade. During this time, she served as a liaison librarian for graduate level bioscience programs, including bioinformatics, microbiology and molecular biology, biodefense, and neuroscience. Her publications include journal articles, book reviews, and literary works. Martin is currently on sabbatical writing her second book. Her latest publication is the chapter "Developing a Library Collection in Bioinformatics: Support for an Evolving Profession in Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices. Martin holds a master of library science degree from Texas Woman's University and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from George Mason University.

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