Librarians’ Competencies for E-Research and Scholarly Communication
The joint <em>Task Force on Librarians’ Competencies in Support of E-Research and Scholarly Communication</em> has recently published two **Competency profiles** that highlight the role of librarians on Open Science, in particular, in Research Data Management and Open Access:
* <strong> Librarians’ Competencies for Research Data Management</strong>. Research data management encompasses a wide array of activities across the research data lifecycle. Generally, it requires a high level of interaction with researchers and also working with other support services including technical services and research officers.
* <strong>Librarians’ Competencies for Scholarly Communication and Open Access</strong>. Library activities in scholarly communication and open access typically fall into one of four categories: scholarly publishing services; open access repository services; for copyright and open access advice; and assessment of scholarly resources.
The aim of this task force is to produce a number of competency profiles that will help to build capacity in libraries for supporting new roles in the area of scholarly communication and e-research. The profiles will enable library managers to identify skill gaps in their institution, form the basis of job descriptions, enable professionals to carry out self-assessments, and act as a foundation for the development of training programs for librarians and library professionals. In addition, the toolkit will provide an outline of new organizational models that are evolving in this dynamic environment (
The Joint Task Force is an effort of : the [Association of Research Libraries] (ARL), the [Canadian Association of Research Libraries]s (CARL), the [Association of European Research Libraries] (LIBER), and [COAR] .
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[Association of Research Libraries]: http://www.arl.org/
[Canadian Association of Research Libraries]: http://www.carl-abrc.ca/
[Association of European Research Libraries]: http://www.libereurope.eu/