Programme

Thursday 24th May: 

10:30-12:00:  Registration with coffee and tea, East Wing Lounge

12:00-13:00:  Lunch

13:00-13:05:  Conference opening

13:05-14:00:  Kara Jones (University of Bath) Library services have evolved to meet the demands of technology, changes in learning activities and research methods and delivery of information and knowledge.  Library staffing structures and expertise have developed to meet the needs of our users.  Knowing this, how can we anticipate future changes and what might be some of the drivers influencing this change

14:00-15:00:  Mandy Smith (Cranfield University) Mapping the information needs of research students” This session will report on a project mapping the information needs of researchers and research students at Cranfield University, the findings and what we are doing differently as a result. Georgina Parsons and Emma Turner (Cranfield University) “The Impact Game” We have developed a prototype board/card game called The Impact! Game. It aims to engage research staff and students by testing their existing knowledge and encouraging them to learn more about best practice in research data management, open access, and other areas of research support. It is currently used in academic liaison activities and at University research events. This session will look at why and how we developed the game, our experiences of playing it and the impact that it has had so far.

15:00-15:30:  Coffee and tea

15:30-16:15:  Catherine Parker (University of Huddersfield) The Game of Open Access” was created by library staff at the University of Huddersfield to engage researchers with the key concepts and tools required to meet Open Access mandates. Through the use of playful learning, it aims to develop an understanding of the role of Open Access through the initial idea for an article to its acceptance for publication. The game has been played by researchers and librarians in the context of library roadshows and in Open Access information sessions & DARTS6 delegates will have the opportunity to play the game themselves during the session.

16:15-17:15:  PechaKucha sessions

17:15-17:30:  Day one wrap-up

19:00 for 19:30:  Conference dinner in the Great Hall


Friday 25th May

07:30-09:30:  Full English Breakfast in the White Hart Bar, and check out of rooms

09:55-10:00: Welcome to Day Two

10:00-11:30:  Jane Secker (City, University of London) and Chris Morrison (University of Kent) Copyright literacy and supporting researchers, and ‘The Publishing Trap’ a board game for early career researchers.

11:30-12:00:  Coffee and tea

12:00-13:00:  Cuna Ekmekcioglu (University of Edinburgh) Librarians are increasingly involved in promoting and supporting the sharing of open data, managing repositories and curating research data. Given their highly relevant skillset, they are well-placed to support researchers. In this session, we will provide an overview of how we have involved Academic Support Librarians in research support at the University of Edinburgh, and how successful this approach has been with an emphasis on the challenges and lessons learned. We will also talk about our Research Data MANTRA online training course and Do-It-Yourself Research Data Management Training Kit for Librarians.

13:00-14:00:  Lunch

14:00-15:00:  Katherine Stephan (Liverpool John Moores University) “Do More With Less: How relationships with other university partners can help you save time and create new opportunities” Discussion on how by developing good working partnerships with other staff that work with research staff/students we have created new opportunities to be involved in research. People listening will have the opportunity to think about their own workplaces and where they might potentially be able to create opportunities to work with others.

15:00-16:00:  Lisa Clughen (Nottingham Trent University) ‘They give me their work and I think “Where do I start!?”‘: Theories, issues and approaches to academic writing support In 2002, Lisa established the Arts and Humanities Academic Support Service (ASS) at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). There were few writing centres in the UK at the time and even fewer, if any, School-specific centres when she assumed her position. Lisa was therefore given carte blanche both to shape the service: to theorise, strategise and implement policies on effective Academic Support and to provide the support itself. In this session, Lisa will present some of the lessons learnt from this experience.  She will also consider what she has gleaned from over 50 years of international scholarship into writing support (Clughen and Hardy 2012; Ganobscik-Williams  2006; University of California 2006; Wingate 2006; Bean 2001) and offer some practical ideas for writing support sessions with  research students.  The session will be active and participative: we will discuss typical issues that crop up during writing support (so please come with any issues you wish to discuss yourself) and you’ll also be given the chance to practise a writing support session with your colleagues.

16:00:  Conference close, tea, coffee and tray bakes

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The Great Hall, Dartington
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