29. May 2019 - 10:00 till 16:00
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Citation capture: What’s in a Name? Citing Collections Consistently for Greater Impact | The National Archives | Wednesday, 29. May 2019

A workshop to explore options for more consistent citation of unique and distinct collections (UDC’s)
In February 2018, Research Libraries UK, The National Archives, and Jisc came together to commission a piece of research exploring how archives, special, and heritage collections (termed collectively Unique and Distinct Collections) are referenced within academic publications. The resulting research was undertaken across 2018 by The Research Base, and led to the publication of the report, Citation Capture: Enhancing Understanding of the Use of Unique and Distinct Collections within Academic Research, in September 2018.
 This workshop will explore the findings and recommendations of the report. In particular, it will look to create some clarity around the future direction for this work and who within the wider community might take this forward. The workshop will be open to archivists, librarians, curators, and academics, and seeks to bring together practitioners from across the research lifecycle.
Intended outcomes from the workshop: 

Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the origins and context of the citation capture research project;
Testing the report with critical friends;
Feedback on the feasibility of recommendations in the report

 Workshop format
 The workshop will be led by colleagues from The National Archives, Jisc, and Research Libraries UK.
10.00-10.30: Registration and refreshments
 10.30-11.00: The research, the report, and its findings (overview by partners)
 11.00-12.30: Session 1: Practice and possibilities
 A range of speakers will explore some of the issues related to citation capture, including connected work occurring elsewhere. These talks will provide a wider context of some of the work referenced within the citation capture report.
 Each speaker will speak for between 10-15 minutes, followed by discussion.
 Archives: Using citations for internal advocacy: Eleanor Harris, Herefordshire Record Office
 Special Collections: Measuring Impact for Special Collections: Christina Kamposiori (RLUK)
 Academic: quantitative capture of citations to archival material via Google Scholar: Professor Michael Rowlinson, University of Exeter
 Partners: Citation Capture in practice Jo Pugh (TNA) and Ben Crabstick (Jisc)
 Community: Persistent Identifiers in an international context: Frances Madden (The British Library)
 12.30-13.15: Networking Lunch:
 An opportunity to discuss this morning’s presentations with fellow delegates and speakers over a networking lunch.
 13.15-14.15: Activity 1: Testing the recommendations
 In groups, delegates will consider:
 The feasibility of individual recommendations

If feasible, what do we need to take them forward?
If not feasible, what alternatives should we consider?

 14.15 - 14.45: Groups to briefly summarise discussions
 14.45-15.00: Break
 15.00-15.45: Activity 2: A way forward
 In groups, delegates will build on the discussions of Activity 1 and will develop a sense of future work and next steps to be taken forward by the community.

 Who might we need to work with to achieve this?

What can be achieved in the next 2 years, 5 years, beyond?

 15.45-15.55 feedback
15.55-16.00: Summary and conclusion
Necessary preparation
This will be a highly interactive workshop and its success will depend on a high level of engagement from participants. All delegates should familiarise themselves with the citation capture report, particularly its six recommendations.
For further information about this workshop, please contact: research@nationalarchives.gov.uk