Supporting data files for: "Scholarly communication competencies: An analysis of confidence among Australasian library staff"

TitleSupporting data files for: "Scholarly communication competencies: An analysis of confidence among Australasian library staff"
Collection TypeDataset
Access Privileges Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/61dcf40c85855
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Significance StatementResponses to a survey on confidence in scholarly communication competencies in Australasia
Brief DescriptionFour data files:
1. Survey instrument
2. The raw responses to the survey
3. Analysis of number of responses for each question
4. File detailing how charts and tables in the paper "Scholarly communication competencies: An analysis of confidence among Australasian library staff" were generated.
Full Description

For the purposes of this study, we define scholarly communication roles as roles which include: Institutional repository management, Publishing services, Research practice, Copyright services, Open access policies and the scholarly communication landscape, Data management services, and Assessment & impact metrics.

The focus of this research is on aspects of the level of confidence that librarians working in scholarly communication have in their current competencies. The focus is on questions of confidence in the core competencies of scholarly communication and the education and training background of the respondents, the latter in order to understand how respondents develop confidence in these core competencies. The research team undertook a comparative analysis of the NASIG and COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) competencies to inform their assessment of the competencies for inclusion in this study. Our analysis of the comparison is online

The survey used Qualtrics software. The ANU ethics panel required that no question would be compulsory, thus not all respondents answered all questions. As a result, a pre-analysis was undertaken for each of the questions to determine the number of responses for each question.

Participants were recruited through communication mediums used by the target cohort. The first completed response was received on 21 October 2020; the last was submitted on 3 December 2020. One hundred and sixty valid responses were received and analyzed using Excel and descriptive statistics for the quantitative questions, and NVivo and manual thematic coding for the qualitative questions. Each member of the team took responsibility for analysis of different quantitative questions and coding of the qualitative questions, after which the team came together and confirmed each other’s work. Initial analysis of the Confidence in Competency Areas included a set of specific Tasks for each Competency Area from matrix questions. The results from these questions were initially individually analyzed for each Competency Area. These charts demonstrated the depth of information available from these sections of the survey. We analyzed the level of confidence the responses showed across a Competency Area by adding together all of the Tasks listed in each Competency Area and then charting the total Confidence for each Competency Area.

Contact AddressVisiting Fellow, ANC Public Awareness of Science
College of Science
The Australian National University
Contact Phone Number+61 (0) 480 115 937
Principal InvestigatorDr Danny Kingsley
SupervisorsDr Danny Kingsley
CollaboratorsDr Mary Anne Kennan
Dr Joanna Richardson
Fields of Research461007 - Open access
Keywordsscholarly communication
professional development
Type of Research ActivityApplied Research
Time Period2020-2021
Date of data creation2020
Year of data publication2022
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Data Commons

Identifier Type

Identifier Value
Publication Title
Scholarly communication competencies: An analysis of confidence among Australasian library staff
Publication Reference

Access RightsOpen Access allowed
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataThis dataset is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Licence TypeCC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Extent or Quantity4
Data Size470KB
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:6132
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