Supporting research, and how we aren’t

OCLC Research and the UK’s Research Information Network conducted complementary studies of research support services in universities in the US and UK. Hot off the press today is a report, Supporting Research: Environments, Administration and Libraries, by John MacColl and Michael Jubb that highlights the findings. While the reports attempted library-agnosticism, this synthesis takes a stand as to what it means for academic libraries. It ain’t pretty, but it’s important to face as we think about ways academic libraries can better support their universities’ research missions.