2016 strategic initiatives 5 to 8

5. Improve research performance by providing leadership in research data management and high impact and sustainable open scholarship. (Excellence in Research)
Actions Reference to Academic & International Plans Targets / measures Accountability

5.1 Contribute to national data management and e-infrastructure initiatives, including the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).

AP p. 3
Excellent – Research – Infrastructure

AP p. 6
International – Research

IP p. 3
Excellent – Research

IP p. 6
International – Research

Proposals for funding accepted, projects planned and implemented.

Contributions made to the University achieving positive outcomes for national data management and e-infrastructure initiatives in particular ANDS.

Contributions made to development of future national data services.

The University's position built and returns maximised on other involvement in national data management and associated e-infrastructure in collaboration with eResearch, eSolutions, faculties and the Research Office.

Broad contribution made to the national and international discussion based on the Library's expertise.
University Librarian; Directors; Research Data  Management Coordinator; Faculty Team Leaders
5.2 Achieve endorsement and commence implementation of the Research Data Management (RDM) Strategy 2016-2020.

AP p. 3
Excellent – Research – Infrastructure

Strategy developed in collaboration with eSolutions and eResearch and endorsed by the University.

Library staff contributed to implementation of the RDM Strategy.
University Librarian; Directors; Research Data  Management Coordinator; Faculty Team Leaders.
5.3 Provide advice on open access initiatives. .

AP p. 3
Excellent – Research – Talent, Focus, Infrastructure, Interdisciplinary

IP p. 3
Excellent – Research

Contribution made to the University's ability to meet its open access requirements.

Library staff able to communicate the University's strategy and processes on open access initiatives and requirements.

University Librarian; Directors; Research Data  Management Coordinator; Faculty Team Leaders; Copyright Adviser.
5.4 Extend and improve access to University research output.

AP p. 3
Excellent – Research – Talent, Focus, Infrastructure, Interdisciplinary

IP p. 3
Excellent – Research

Use of research data storage increased.

Use of Monash.figshare increased.

Pure implemented as a repository solution.

Available range of integrated management tools ('the ecosystem') increased.

Imaging Locus further developed and the amount of data published increased.

Metadata standards and guidelines, including the use of ORCID, are developed and implemented.
University Librarian; Directors; Manager,  Monograph Resources; Research Data Management Coordinator; Information Systems  Manager; Research and Learning Coordinators; Faculty Team Leaders.
5.5 Explore options to develop researcher and Library staff capability in using tools to analyse research data.

AP p. 3
Excellent – Research – Talent

IP p. 3
Excellent – Research

A workshop in research analysis tools developed in collaboration with eResearch, eSolutions and the BioInformatics platform, e.g. software carpentry. Directors; Research Data Management Coordinator;  Research and Learning Coordinators; Faculty Team Leaders.
5.6 Develop researcher and Library staff capability in using tools to maximise research impact

AP p. 3
Excellent – Research – Talent

IP p. 3
Excellent – Research

Library staff can use and provide advice on research measurement, impact and bibliometrics.

Faculties, the Research Office and the Library collaborate to build researcher capability in using researcher profiles, altmetrics and social media.
Directors; Research Data Management Coordinator;  Research and Learning Coordinators; Faculty Team Leaders.

5.7 Expand Monash University Publishing's online open access publishing program.

AP p. 3
Excellent – Research – Talent, Focus

AP p. 12
Inclusive – Public outreach and understanding

IP p. 3
Excellent – Research

The Monash University Publishing backlist and 2016 list published online in accordance with author requirements Directors; Director, Monash University  Publishing.
5.8 Incorporate the energies and expertise of intellectual leaders within and outside Monash University to publish works of the highest quality and importance. As above

Series Editors from within and outside Monash University are appointed in areas of high social and/or intellectual importance.

Increased presence of the press's titles in broadsheet and journal review sections and other mass media is measured.
Directors; Director, Monash University Publishing.
6: Engage with local and international partners to achieve advantageous and sustainable outcomes. (International Research/Education)
Actions Reference to Academic & International Plans Targets / measures Accountability

6.1 Communicate and implement the principles for library provision to Monash's partners.

AP p. 6 &  7
International – Research, Education

AP p. 9 & 10
Enterprising – Research, Education

IP p. 9 & 10
Enterprising – Research, Education

Principles endorsed by the University, communicated and implemented.

University Librarian; Directors.
6.2 Contribute to the Malaysia whole campus review.

As above

Contributions made.

Collaborative approach to engagement with Malaysia established with the OVPLT and other stakeholders.
University Librarian; Directors.
6.3 Contribute to the implementation of a sustainable model for Monash South Africa.

As above

Contribution made to the implementation of a sustainable model.

University Librarian; Directors.
6.4 In collaboration with Global Engagement, eSolutions, OVPGE and faculties, contribute to the focus on mobility for staff, students and researchers.

AP p. 6
International – Education

IP p. 4
Excellent – Education – Focus on student outcomes

IP p. 7
International – Education

IP p. 12
Inclusive

Advice contributed on library provision for mobility.

Advice contributed on library provision for non-structured relationships, e.g. Chile that Monash establishes.
University Librarian; Directors; Faculty Team  Leaders.
6.5. In collaboration with Global Engagement and the OVPGE, monitor developments at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)-Monash Research Academy and the Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School to build skills development and use of resources.

AP p. 3
Excellent – Research – Talent, Infrastructure

AP p. 4
Excellent - Education – Focus on student outcomes, Learning and teaching environment

AP p. 6 & 7
International – Research, Education

IP p. 3 & 4
Excellent – Research, Education

Developments monitored and skills and use of resources increased. (Note: The constraints on access to print and electronic resources and skills programs at some international locations need to be taken into account.) University Librarian; Directors; Faculty Team  Leaders.
6.6 Monitor and contribute to the development of the University's international multicultural experience.

AP p. 7
International – Education

Initiative monitored and contributions made

University Librarian; Directors.
6.7 Participate in the CAUL copyright review.

AP p. 3 & 4
Excellent – Research, Education

Enabling elements
Advice provided. University Librarian; Directors; Copyright  Adviser.
7: Enhance understanding of the Library's changing roles and contribution through effective evidence based communication. (Enabling elements).
Actions Reference to Academic & International Plans Targets / measures Accountability

7.1 Continue the Library Performance Metrics project.

Enabling elements

Project objectives achieved according to Project charter.

Use of performance metrics for continuous improvement embedded in Library staff practice as a planning, evaluation and communication tool.

Library wide approach to performance metrics agreed across the Library.

Interconnections with analytics initiatives with OVPLT, OVPGE, University Planning and faculties made and articulated.

Directors; Manager, Strategy & Planning; Communications  Manager; Applications Librarian.

7.2 Work in partnership with the OVPLT, OVPGE and faculties to develop analytical capability to enhance understanding of student success.

Enabling elements

Evidence contributed to the Student Success initiative.

Directors; Manager, Strategy & Planning;  Communications Manager; eLearning Coordinator; Information Research Skills  Manager; Learning Skills Manager; Faculty Team Leaders.
7.3 Explore a wider range of performance metrics to better understand the Library's contribution to Monash's research impact.

Enabling elements

A range of performance metrics identified.

Directors; Manager, Strategy & Planning;  Research Data Management Coordinator.

7.4 Work in partnership with the Office of the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President (OCOO), eSolutions, faculties and others in Student First and other projects.

AP p. 4
Excellent – Education

IP p. 4
Excellent – Education

The Library has participated in project governance.

Library recommendations are made for identified projects
Directors.
8: Develop a strategy to take Monash University Library and University research collections to the University and the world through public programs, outreach, digitisation and other initiatives. (Outreach) .
Actions Reference to Academic & International Plans Targets / measures Accountability

8.1 Develop a strategy for public programs and outreach.

AP p. 12
Inclusive – Embracing Alumni, Public outreach and understanding

IP p. 12
Inclusive

Strategy developed and endorsed. .

University Librarian; Directors; Communications  Manager; Manager, Strategy & Planning.

8.2 Develop a rare books strategy for 2016-2020.

AP p. 3
Excellent – Research

AP p. 12
Inclusive – Public outreach and understanding

Strategy developed, endorsed and implemented.

Directors; Rare Books Librarian; Communications  Manager; Manager, Strategy & Planning.

8.3 Review collection management policy, including electronic resources principles.

AP p. 3 & 4
Excellent – Research, Education

Enabling elements

Collection management policy reviewed.

Directors; Manager, Information Resources;  Collection Librarian; Faculty Team Leaders.

8.4 Review principles for expenditure of collection budget.

AP p. 3 & 4
Excellent – Research, Education

Enabling elements

Principles revised and implemented.

Directors; Manager, Information Resources;  Collection Librarian; Faculty Team Leaders.
8.5 Participate in the Council of Australian University Librarians' (CAUL) Bibliographic Utilities Project.

AP p. 3 & 4
Excellent – Research, Education

Enabling elements
Advice provided to inform the project. Directors; Manager, Information Resources;  Collection Librarian; Document Delivery Librarian; Faculty Team Leaders.
8.6 Implement the Library Exhibitions and Displays policy, procedures and guidelines including staging the inaugural Gallery exhibition at Matheson Library.

AP p. 3
Excellent – Research

AP p. 4
Excellent – Education – Learning and teaching environment

AP p. 12
Inclusive – Public outreach and understanding

IP p. 12
Inclusive

Policy and procedures implemented.

Guidelines developed and implemented.

Inaugural Gallery exhibition staged.

Directors; Rare Books Librarian; Communications  Manager; Manager, Strategy & Planning.