The Research Services Unit (RSU) is a dedicated team of librarians within the University of Otago Library.
The focus of the RSU is:
The projects shown below illustrate where the Library has been active in partnership with researchers. If you have a project or potential project that could benefit from Library support, please visit the Request Research Support page.
RSU Manager: Lisa Chisholm
Library managed projects & services
The Research Services Unit, in collaboration with Subject and Reference Librarians, developed a suit of resources to advise Otago academics on their researcher profiles. The service, called Enhance Your Online Presence, is intended to help research active staff showcase their work and reach a wider audience.
Creating metrics reports at departmental/research unit level or above using tools available to the University of Otago such as SciVal and Incites.
Research data management education
Helping researchers make sense of the complexity around data storage, description, re-use and archiving.
Researcher initiated projects—Library managed
Researcher initiated projects—Library as advisor
The RSU supported the production of a booklet highlighting the impact of research in the Division of Health Sciences by investigating metrics (bibliometrics and alternative metrics) for the principle investigator.
Digitisation of sensitive data
Working with researchers in BioChem, the RSU developed a plan and scoped options for digitising a large archive of sensitive data that ensured practice met ethical and practical requirements.