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Library Connect Webinar: How librarians are raising researchers' reputations (Asia-Pacific focus)

With Amberyn Thomas, The University of Queensland; David T. Palmer, The University of Hong Kong, and Takanori Hayashi, AFFRIT | Nov 22, 2013

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With the continued extension of the academic research enterprise—both locally and globally—librarians are being asked to support researchers and their research organization in enhancing their visibility. Learn how three librarians from leading Asia-Pacific institutions are implementing data, tools and strategies to profile their researchers and strengthen their organizations' research reputation.

How librarians are raising researchers' reputations (Asia-Pacific focus)
An exploration of academic networks, profiles and analysis

December 5, 2013


Dr. Amberyn Thomas, Manager, Scholarly Publications, The University of Queensland Scholarly Publications and Digitisation Services, Australia
Amberyn is currently focusing on the provision of targeted, contextualised metrics-based information for different client groups across UQ, and previously worked in research administration. See full bio >>>

Takanori Hayashi, Chief of the Cataloging and Preservation Section, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Information Technology Center, Japan
Takanori's areas of interest include library information systems, linked open data, and the information seeking behaviors of researchers. He is also a Mendeley Advisor.


David T. Palmer, Associate University Librarian & Digital Strategist, The University of Hong Kong Libraries, Hong Kong
David manages many issues of access, repository population, and bibliometrics as well as programs for scholarly communications and researcher identification and promotion.



  • Establishing researchers' identities and expertise
  • Fostering internal and external collaborations among researchers
  • Supporting researcher and institutional promotion
  • Developing international visibility and authority
  • Applying academic networks and profiles, such as Mendeley, ORCID and Scopus

Additional Information:

Find out more about:

  • Mendeley - an academic social network, PDF organizer and reference manager
  • ORCID - a registry of unique researcher identifiers
  • Scopus - the world's largest abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research