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  • (2010) Frances, Maude; Riccardi, Stefania; Carlsen, Carmel; Dawson, Angela
    Conference Paper
    The paper describes and demonstrates the use of Primo as the discovery layer for a Fedora repository. Primo is an Ex Libris product designed to be a one-stop solution for discovery and delivery of resources from various sources. Fedora/Primo systems have been deployed on two UNSW eResearch projects, based on requirements of research groups in public health and social sciences. Planning has commenced for implementation of Primo on existing Fedora/VITAL systems, including MemRE (Membranes Research Environment). With the general release of Primo 3 in April 2010, VITAL will be replaced as the search and discovery layer of the institutional repository also. The presentation demonstrates KnowlHEG, an electronic gateway for Human Resources for Health (HRH) material relating to Asia and the Pacific region, which was jointly developed by the University Library and the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) at UNSW. Primo provides the user interface, search functionality and persistent URLs on a Fedora repository. The paper describes and demonstrates the use of Primo as the discovery layer for a Fedora repository. Primo is an Ex Libris product designed to be a one-stop solution for discovery and delivery of resources from various sources. Primo gathers and normalises records from multiple systems. A ‘pipe’ is configured for each data source.

  • (2010) Amos, Howard; Frances, Maude; Ruthven, Tom
    Conference Paper
    Research data management in libraries in the past focused on the published output at the end of the research cycle. We are now of the age of data driven scholarship. E-scholarship (not just e-science) is predicated on data organisation, management, use and reuse. We now need to become more involved with the management (describing and making accessible) of research data itself. To support our researchers we must understand what services are needed to support e-research. This paper presents the findings of a research study of data usage, creation and sharing within different research communities at UNSW. The study identifies emerging data usage and management needs within the e-research life cycle of diverse research communities. Comparison is made with the outcomes of other studies that have examined e-researcher work practices in relation to their data. The paper examines the findings to understand what role researchers see libraries having, and discusses the development of a framework that libraries can use to support the curation and management of data, and the development of tools and library support services that can be used across disciplines. The study addressed the following: • What are the existing data use, storage and sharing practices of academics at UNSW? • What are the differences and similarities between disciplines andfields of research? • What are the differences between project types (e.g.multidisciplinary, cross institutional)? Using a mixed-methods research design, data from focus groups was used to construct an online survey followed by interviews with selected survey participants to extend and provide in-depth understandings of data from the survey. The study was carried out by the Library Repository Services unit (LRS) which was established in 2007. Initially charged with designing and building the UNSW institutional repository, LRS now leads the Library’s research data management services and contributes to the University’s e-research coordinating group. LRS services support the library as a partner and collaborator in the e-research space where the description, management, use and reuse of data in all its forms (primary, secondary, interpreted, analysed and published) is provided.

  • (2010) Cole, Fletcher; Cox, Shane; Frances, Maude
    Conference Paper
    An opportunity to explore the topic of data usages is presented by the collaborative research being undertaken by a federation of applied science research units affiliated with a number of different Australian research organizations (the Cluster). The research aims to investigate how members of the collaboration understand and work with data in their day-to-day practice.

  • (2010) King, Steve
    Conference Paper
    The paper was presented at a workshop for professionals involved in residential building approvals in NSW, Australia. Solar geometry and shadow casting are purely geometric exercises, which should be well within the competence of any practicing architect or building designer. Yet, perhaps because most Council officers are not trained in physical planning, and because most applicants do not produce convincing evidence of solar access compliance, it remains one of the most contentious areas of assessment. To set out the basis of understanding the controls, and effective ways of dealing with them, the paper repeats materials from earlier papers Daylight & Solar Access, NEERG Seminar of 31 August 2006, and from the seminar of 21 May 2009. In this paper, those discussions are extended to include observations about the evolving interpretation of the so-called Parsonage Principle, and to comment briefly on the impact of ‘complying development’ as defined in recent changes to the NSW planning regime.

  • (2010) Blackmore, Margaret
    Conference Paper
    This paper reports on a project at UNSW Library that is using a threshold concepts approach to rethink Library support for the learning and teaching. Informed by expertise gained from help desk experience, the project team used “troublesome knowledge” or “places where learners get stuck” to identify threshold concepts which enable learners to effectively engage with information in a university environment. The processes of identification included gathering data about troublesome knowledge, then categorising and abstracting this data to identify the threshold concepts. A threshold concepts approach has proved to be transformative, not only in terms of identifying new ways to inform the development of student learning opportunities, but also in widening assumptions about the types of learning experiences that are fundamentally important.

  • (2010) Gray, Richard
    Conference Paper
    The prevalence of handheld devices is changing the way people access and use information. Given the strong history of legal content available electronically in Australia, this paper examines the current state of play in providing content via mobile devices. Although there are proven applications for other practitioner based disciplines, such as medicine, can the same be said of law? This paper seeks to discover whether there is a desire, and indeed a possibility, for mobile content delivery in this discipline. By surveying academics and students, this paper seeks to assess the options of mobile legal scholars and where their access points, or ‘content spaces’, might be. Further, by examining existing standards and applications, the paper seeks to determine how useful current and future mobile applications are to the legal discipline. With the sheer amount of information and text involved in legal issues, what role will mobiles play in charting the future of legal content? Are current publisher models conducive to the mobile world, and will this result in a new generation of vendors selling applications as content?

  • (2010) Sidhunata, Harry R.; Croucher, Joanne L.; Frances, Maude
    Conference Paper
    The Selective Harvester provides a flexible and customisable mechanism to select and re-use metadata records from open access repositories. The open-source Java-based application developed at the University Library, University of New South Wales (UNSW) integrates an existing OAI-PMH harvesting tool (jOAI), with an application which filters and ingests selected records into a Fedora repository. This model has applications in scholarly communication and eResearch services, especially in relation to populating subject-based repositories.