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Title: Research support services in Spanish academic libraries: an analysis of their strategic plans and of an opinion survey administered to their directors
Author: Borrego, Àngel (Borrego Huerta)
Anglada i de Ferrer, Lluís M.
Keywords: Recursos electrònics
Accés obert
Centres de recursos per a l'aprenentatge i la investigació
Biblioteques universitàries
Electronic information resources
Open access publishing
Learning Resources Centres
Academic libraries
Issue Date: 10-Dec-2018
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: The transition from print to digital information has transformed the role of academic libraries, which have had to redefine themselves as intermediaries and partners in the learning and research processes. This study analyzes the evolution and current provision of research support services in Spanish academic libraries through an analysis of the three strategic plans published by the Spanish association of academic libraries (REBIUN) and a survey administered to the library directors. Results show that academic libraries are firmly embedded within universities' research activities, and that most of them depend on vice-rectorates for research or scientific policy. There is a relationship between the size of the library and its provision of research support services, although no correlation is observed between the size of the library and the staff devoted to research support. Library directors stress the value of institutional repositories, a vision also reflected in the importance assigned to open access in the strategic plans. Other current hot topics, such as data management, do not seem to be among the priorities of Spanish library directors as yet.
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It is part of: Publications, 2018, vol. 6, num. 4, p. 48
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ISSN: 2304-6775
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