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The Role of the Library in the Research Enterprise

  • Christopher J Shaffer (Oregon Health & Science University)


Libraries have provided services to researchers for many years. Changes in technology and new publishing models provide opportunities for libraries to be more involved in the research enterprise. Within this article, the author reviews traditional library services, briefly describes the eScience and publishing landscape as it relates to libraries, and explores possible library programs in support of research. Many of the new opportunities require new partnerships, both within the institution and externally.

Keywords: Library, eScience, research, data

How to Cite:

Shaffer, C. J., (2013) “The Role of the Library in the Research Enterprise”, Journal of eScience Librarianship 2(1): 4. doi: https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2013.1043

Rights: Copyright © 2013 The Author(s).

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    The HTML and PDF versions of this article were corrected on November 21, 2017 to change the Creative Commons license from CC BY-NC-SA to CC BY at the author's request.

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Published on
02 May 2013