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Dotting the DOIs and crossing the ESSNs: Librarians' support for the RAE 2008

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Ann-Marie James

Abstract

At the University of Birmingham, 2008 was the first time that library staff were involved in a Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and by ensuring the completion of all record elements and the sourcing of over 4,000 items, they became an integral part of the process. This article highlights the information retrieval and metadata skills that they brought to the task, and the lasting benefits of involvement in the project, from better quality output data to enhanced processes for the ongoing collection and validation of publication information. In addition, there is a greater awareness of the skills and expertise of librarians in this area, which will remain even more pertinent for support in the successor to the RAE, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/21174
How to Cite: James, A.-M., 2008. Dotting the DOIs and crossing the ESSNs: Librarians' support for the RAE 2008. Serials, 21(3), pp.174–177. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/21174
Published on 11 Nov 2008.
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