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Library Research Support: Training & Events for Researchers

Library Research Support: Training and Events

Library Researcher Training Pathways

Library researcher training sessions are aligned to four pathways enabling researchers to select sessions relevant to their development needs. Click on each pathway to view training session and online guidance:

Thesis essentials: library induction and literature searching; introduction to data management planning; third party copyright for PhDs

Open research: introduction to open research; don't dump, deposit; meeting funder requirements for open access

Metrics for impact: introduction to responsible metrics; web of science and scopus metrics for researchers; scival for researchers and research group leads

Publication: choosing a journal for publication; online profiles and tools for researchers; scoping new research fields with scival

Mapping to national researcher skills frameworks

All library sessions are mapped to key Information Skills on the Vitae Researcher Development Framework and to the JISC Digital Capabilities for Researchers:

Vitae Researchers Development Framework

Domains of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework:

  • Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities (the knowledge, intellectual abilities and techniques to do research)
    • A1: Knowledge base
    • A2: Cognitive abilities
    • A3: Creativity
  • Domain B: Personal effectiveness (the personal qualities and approach to be an effective researcher)
    • B1: Personal qualities
    • B2: Self-management
    • B3: Professional and career development
  • Domain C: Research governance and organisation (knowledge of the professional standards and requirements to do research)
    • C1: Professional conduct
    • C2: Research management
    • C3: Finance, funding and resources
  • Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact (the knowledge and skills to work with others to ensure the wider impact of research)
    • D1: Working with others
    • D2: Communication and dissemination
    • D3: Engagement and impact

illustration of the domains of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework

JISC Digital Capabilities

Six elements of the Jisc Digital Capabilities Framework:

  • Digital proficiency and productivity (functional skills)
  • Information, data and media literacies (critical use)
  • Digital creation, problem solving and innovation (creative production)
  • Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participation)
  • Digital learning and development (development)
  • Digital identity and wellbeing (self-actualising)
  • The diagram represents the six elements of the individual capability framework. Digital proficiency and productivity is at the centre of the diagram in a circle and it is surrounded by five coloured wedges: 1) Digital creation, problem-solving and innovation; 2) Digital learning and development; 3) Information, data and media literacies; 4) Digital communication, collaboration and participation; 5) Digital identity and wellbeing.

    Building digital capabilities: the six elements defined (this image is licensed by JISC under CC BY-NC-ND)