I don’t do as many talks in the library sector as I used to a couple of years ago. Yesterday, however, an event occurred that I was happy to be a part of. I had been invited to talk about the research on academic libraries that I have been doing for the last three years , at a one-day conference in Stockholm on the new roles of academic libraries. It was arranged by the Swedish Library Association, The Swedish National Library and Södertörn University Library. I am glad that I accepted the invitation. The day was filled with interesting talks and discussions, and it is clear that academic libraries of today present a variety of interesting problems both for the libraries themselves, and for academic research. Much focus was put on open access, European and Swedish research policy, but also on practical experiences in academic libraries across the country.
My talk was on the work of academic librarians with researchers’ publication strategies. I did broaden the scope though, placing this issue within the context of New Public Management development in the Swedish university sector, and the practices of bibliometric analysis as a part of that development.
The talk (in Swedish) was filmed and you can see it through this vimeo-link - enjoy: