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In a study of changing research practices in Australia conducted for the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), Houghton et al conducted interviews and workshops with researchers from a range of disciplines and institutional settings. Among their findings were indications that researchers in Australia are operating in an increasingly institutionally diverse and interdisciplinary environment in which collaboration is widespread. (1) Almost 75 per cent of those interviewed reported working primarily in project teams, and over 50 per cent reported an increase in inter-institutional collaboration. They also found increasing demand for access to diverse sources of information, for access mechanisms that cut across disciplinary silos, and for access to, and management of, non-traditional, non-text digital objects, concluding that: (Others have identified a need to access diverse data sources, specialist instruments, software and other analytical tools, sample populations for surveys and trials, and specialist skills that require high-quality network access to undertake data- and simulation-intensive research. (3) In this context the push to collaboration can be seen as a response to complexity, increasing interdisciplinarity, and an increasingly problem-oriented approach to research. Such changes have driven the need for tools to support direct dataset access and a focus on the fife-cycle of data, and on the role of repositories. (4)

GENERE
Professionali e tecnici
PUBBLICATO
2007
1 marzo
LINGUA
EN
Inglese
PAGINE
22
EDITORE
Australian Library and Information Association
DIMENSIONE
283.5
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