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.
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.
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.