Imperial College London

Ms Ruth Harrison

Central FacultyLibrary Services

Head of Scholarly Communications Management
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 7245r.e.harrison

 
 
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Level 2 staff officeCentral LibrarySouth Kensington Campus

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Price R, Skopec M, Mackenzie S, Nijhoff A, Seabrook G, Harrison R, Harris Met al., 2021, A novel data solution to analyse curriculum decolonisation – the case of Imperial College London Masters in Public Health

Analyses of reading lists by some UK Higher Education institutions in attempt to identify bias in curricula have found a prevalence of articles from the global north. However, previous studies have employed resource-intensive audit and data collection methods such as the authors or volunteers manually searching for and tagging individual reading list items by characteristic such as author country or place of publication. This can be prohibitive to repeating the study at different time periods or on large reading list data sets, which leads to a gap in evidence-based data to support and inform curriculum decolonisation. We describe a novel computational method applied to 568 articles, representing 3,166 authors from the Imperial College London Masters in Public Health (MPH) programme over two time periods (2017-18 and 2019-20). Using summary statistics, we found a shift in composite geographic distribution of reading lists sources across the two time periods studied and relate this to interventions to decolonise the curriculum at Imperial. Our approach to applying a computational method to produce data as evidence in decolonisation toolkits is discussed.

Working paper

Harrison R, McArdle I, Phillips D, Murtagh Jet al., 2020, Imperial College London, 2019/20 RCUK open access compliance report, Imperial College London, 2019/20 RCUK open access compliance report

This is the annual report to RCUK which records open access article processing charges paid from Imperial's Research Councils UK (RCUK) open access budget between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020, along with Imperial's overall compliance with the RCUK open access policy. The report was presented to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in August 2020.

Report

Phillips D, Harrison R, Agunbiade S, McArdle I, Murtagh Jet al., 2019, Imperial College London, 2018/19 RCUK open access compliance report, Imperial College London, 2018/19 RCUK open access compliance report

This is the annual report to RCUK which records open access article processing charges paid from Imperial's Research Councils UK (RCUK) open access budget between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019, along with Imperial's overall compliance with the RCUK open access policy. The report was presented to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in May 2018.Please note that the compliance percentage was calculated based on a sample of some 2K College outputs that acknowledge RCUK funding.

Report

Harrison REJ, 2018, Reshaping academic librarianship in the context of 21st century scholarly communications and information fluency: a case study of the Scholarly Communications Management team at Imperial College London Library Services, New Review of Academic Librarianship, Vol: 24, Pages: 349-362, ISSN: 1361-4533

Academic librarianship remains under constant scrutiny, and for both research-intensive and teaching-intensive higher education institutions, this has been particularly so in the past decade. In response to an increasingly regulated and surveyed university sector in the UK, decreasing budgets and reductions in staff resourcing, accompanied by a rise in information literacy and scholarly communication as professional concepts and issues to be tackled, academic libraries are having to reassess how the traditional and current demands on their library services can be met. At Imperial College London, the professionalism of information literacy teaching was a key focus for a number of years; Since 2012, the recognition that scholarly communication – open access publishing especially – should be one of the library’s key strategic priorities has led to and enabled the expansion of the professional support to academic and research staff in this area.This case study will examine how Imperial College London Library Services has approached this challenge, the ongoing implications and those yet to be addressed. Primarily this has been achieved by the expansion of the Education and Research Support team to become the Scholarly Communications Management team, without restructure. We have not introduced services because everyone else is, but taken the time to consider the appropriate time to do so, and focussed on system support to ensure efficient workflows.

Journal article

Harrison R, Hibbert R, Murtagh J, McArdle IJet al., 2018, Imperial College London, 2017/18 RCUK open access compliance report, Imperial College London, 2017/18 RCUK open access compliance report

This is the annual report to RCUK on College compliance with the RCUK open access policy. It includes and overview of block grant spend on article processing charges. Please note that the compliance percentage was calculated based on a sample of some 2K College outputs that acknowledge RCUK funding.

Report

Harrison R, 2018, The Academic Library and the Research Office: Providing Scholarly Communications Support at Imperial College London-A Case Study, Collaboration and the Academic Library: Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International, Pages: 143-150, ISBN: 9780081020845

The roles of academic libraries and research offices in facilitating scholarly communications support have been traditionally split between providing access to research literature and ensuring policy compliance and governance respectively. From 2012 onwards (following the publication of the Finch report and implementation of the Research Councils UK open access policy) in the United Kingdom, this has changed as both departments have sought to collaborate to enable shared delivery of open access (OA) and research data management (RDM) support to researchers. This case study outlines how Imperial College London Library Services and the Research Office successfully achieved effective and efficient researcher support. Endorsement of collaborative working from senior management, the development of OA and RDM policies at the College level, and agreement between department heads that priority should be given to building up staff resource, expertise, and service development all contributed to this success.

Book chapter

Harrison R, Mulvaney N, Murtagh J, McArdle Iet al., 2017, Imperial College London, 2016/17 RCUK open access compliance report, Imperial College London, 2015/16 RCUK open access compliance report

This is the annual report to RCUK on College compliance with the RCUK open access policy. It includes and overview of block grant spend on article processing charges. Please note that the compliance percentage was calculated based on a sample of some 2K College outputs that acknowledge RCUK funding.

Report

Reimer TF, mcardle I, mulvaney, carr J, harrison RE, mclean Aet al., 2016, Imperial College London, 2015/16 RCUK open access compliance report

This is the annual report to RCUK on College compliance with the RCUK open access policy. It includes and overview of block grant spend on article processing charges. Please note that the compliance percentage was calculated based on a sample of some 2K College outputs that acknowledge RCUK funding.

Report

Reimer TF, Mclean A, McArdle I, Harrison R, Carr J, Lambe Let al., 2015, Imperial College London, 2014/15 RCUK Open Access Compliance Report

This report on the spend of the open access block grant was submitted to RCUK on 30th October 2015. It has been compiled based on the RCUK guidance: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/RCUK-prod/assets/documents/documents/OA/RCUKOAreportingGuidance.pdf

Report

Evans JM, Harrison REJ, Jones LDQ, Thompson KEet al., 2009, A Learning 2.0 Programme: raising library staff awareness of Web 2.0 at Imperial College London, Relay, Pages: 16-21, ISSN: 1357-0110

Journal article

Barrett L, Evans JM, Heathcoate D, Harrison REJ, Jones LDQ, Osborne A, Pattern D, Stone G, Thompson KEet al., 2009, Getting to know web 2.0 tools, CILIP update, Vol: 2009, Pages: 40-43, ISSN: 1476-7171

Journal article

Harrison REJ, 2007, Librarians against plagiarism: how Imperial College London is using PRS and active learning to combat the cut and paste generation, ALISS Quarterly, Vol: 3, Pages: 34-35

Journal article

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