• Where Do They Come From? The Educational Background of People Working in Scholarly Communication.

    Author(s):
    Claire Sewell (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Library & Information Science, Scholarly Communication
    Subject(s):
    Library and information science, Scholarly communication, Education
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    skills, research support, training, skills development
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/gk63-v687
    Abstract:
    Academic libraries are experiencing yet another period of rapid change as they move from helping researchers to access material and towards supporting them at every stage of the research lifecycle. This is reflected in the nature of the roles being advertised but who is actually filling these vacancies? This study looks at the roles currently available within the global scholarly communication sector and the educational background of those who fill them. It explores whether they feel this education has equipped them with the knowledge and skills they need to work in the sector both now and in the future by means of a survey. The study found that although those who came from a research background felt better prepared, the majority were developing the skills they needed either in post or through self-directed learning. The results of this study will be of interest to those aiming to work in scholarly communication, those responsible for making hiring decisions in this area an those overseeing library education programmes.
    Notes:
    Submitted version (full article never published, not peer reviewed). Data accompanying article is available at: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.25991
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
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