Terra Nova: a new land for librarians?
MetadataShow full item record
As society tackles increasingly complex issues, there is a driving imperative for new knowledge, approaches and technologies to empower solutions, especially in emerging areas of inquiry. This paper discusses how federated research collections, such as Terra Nova, are being developed in Australia between collaborative partners to address this need. It examines the role of librarians in not only the development of these new systems but also in the ongoing support and outreach. It highlights the importance of the librarian as a key participant in a cross-disciplinary, potentially multi-institutional, research support team/network.
© The Author(s) 2014. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified