Invitation to complete survey: Citation capture – Enhancing understanding of the use of archives and special collections within academic research and the research outputs produced as a result

Research Libraries UK, in partnership with The National Archives and Jisc, have recently commissioned TheResearchBase to undertake a commissioned study into the citation of archive and special collection holding repositories within academic publications (“Citation Capture”).

As a part of this important research, a survey is being undertaken of archivists, librarians, publishers, and academics regarding how repositories are cited within academic publications.

Survey link:

Survey closes: midnight, 20th April 2018

The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete and will ask:

  • What information repositories currently gather regarding their users;
  • What guidance is given to users regarding how they should cite a repository within a publication;
  • Whether repositories actively survey citations and the use to which this information is put;
  • The appetite and advantages of establish a more uniform system of citation to archival and special collection repositories.

We would appreciate your time in completing this survey that will help inform this research and future collaborative work between RLUK, The National Archives, and Jisc.

By Karen Colbron

I focus on access and use of digital content in learning, teaching and research.

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