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Library workshops in support of data-driven research in top NIH- and NSF-funded universities

Bekhuis, Tanja (2017) Library workshops in support of data-driven research in top NIH- and NSF-funded universities. Technical Report. TCB Research & Indexing LLC.

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In response to an urgent need for computationally-savvy researchers, leading university libraries are developing and offering participatory workshops to introduce their patrons to data-driven research methods and resources. In doing so, libraries help to improve the competitive advantage of their universities relative to other schools that compete for federal funds. We conducted a qualitative study to explore the nature of library workshops offered in top NIH- and NSF-funded universities. To guide strategic planning, we present a catalog of the workshops offered in fall 2016, two indexes for resources and workshop content, and a thematic analysis. A BRIEF WORD ABOUT METHODS. We used NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools and the NSF Budget Internet Information System to identify top-funded universities. From their corresponding websites, we extracted information on 99 workshops offered by five health sciences libraries and five main libraries in schools funded by NIH and NSF, respectively. We recorded workshop title, duration, and description by source of federal funding and library. Additionally, we used qualitative data analysis methods to identify themes in the dataset, and natural language processing to identify candidate terms for the resource and subject indexes. The results of the content analyses, as well as the indexes, yield insights regarding workshop coverage.


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Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bekhuis, Tanjatcb24@pitt.eduTCB24
Monograph Type: Technical Report
Date: February 2017
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: TCB Research & Indexing LLC
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.13140/rg.2.2.10522.85445
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Biomedical Informatics
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: research, libraries, data-driven, research, library, workshops, strategic, planning, competitive, advantage
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 16:11
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 04:56

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