ERIC Number: EJ1077666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
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The "Research Audit" Model: A Prototype for Data-Driven Discovery of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
Burnette, Margaret H.
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v15 n4 p645-659 Oct 2015
The increasing interdisciplinarity of scientific research creates both challenges and opportunities for librarians. The liaison model may be inadequate for supporting campus research that represents multiple disciplines and geographically dispersed departments. The identification of units, researchers, and projects is a first step in planning and providing support for research and publication. The proposed research audit model seeks to inventory research projects and personnel for interdisciplinary biomedical research using a relational database. The innovative use of a discipline-specific ontology as descriptive metadata holds promise for revealing connections that might not otherwise be discovered.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Biomedicine, Medical Research, Scientific Research, Research Projects, Metadata, Library Services, Library Materials, Library Role, Researchers, Profiles, Experimenter Characteristics, Models, Database Design, Data Analysis, Access to Information, Library Automation, Bibliographic Databases, Academic Libraries
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