10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Library tour @ DLS
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 16:00
Workshops @ DLS
(option to select 1 workshop in registration form)
1) Digital marketing for research visibility and university branding OR
The program “Digital Marketing for Research Visibility and University Branding” is explicitly tailored for academic librarians, highlighting their pivotal role in enhancing the visibility of university research. It underscores the critical importance of research visibility in boosting citations and ultimately contributing to improved university rankings. Through this program, librarians will gain insights into the transformative potential of digital marketing strategies in the academic domain. They will learn how to effectively support researchers in maximizing their work’s impact in alignment with the UN SDGs.

Participants will explore innovative techniques to convert traditional research publications into more engaging and accessible formats, such as research highlights, graphical abstracts, and video abstracts. The course will provide librarians with the skills to guide and assist researchers in creating content that succinctly communicates the essence and findings of their research and appeals to their peers and a broader audience.

By leveraging digital platforms, social media, and other academic networks, librarians can be crucial in promoting scientific publications to targeted communities, thereby enhancing readership and citation rates. This program empowers librarians with the knowledge and tools to become strategic partners in the quest for greater research visibility, reinforcing the university’s brand and position in the global academic landscape.

2) AI literacy for librarians: the future skill of research support OR
“AI Literacy for Librarians: The Future Skill of Research Support” is a forward-thinking course designed to equip librarians with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) in academic research. As AI tools, including advancements like ChatGPT, become increasingly integral to the research workflow, understanding their potential and limitations is essential for librarians who support researchers.

This course will delve into the emergence of new AI technologies since the advent of ChatGPT, offering librarians insights into the latest tools shaping the future of research. Participants will learn to critically evaluate AI tools, focusing on criteria determining their usefulness and ethical considerations for researchers. The program will emphasize the role of AI as a digital assistant, providing 24-hour support for literature review, manuscript authoring, data analysis, and hypothesis generation, thereby enhancing the efficiency and productivity of research activities.

Furthermore, the course will address the potential pitfalls of using AI tools, including issues related to plagiarism, data privacy, and the maintenance of research integrity. By understanding these challenges, librarians can better guide researchers in the responsible use of AI technologies, ensuring that their reliance on these tools enhances, rather than compromises, the quality and ethics of their work. This course aims to prepare librarians to be at the forefront of AI adoption in research support, empowering them to facilitate innovative and ethical research practices.

3) Advanced skill of citation analysis: insight for research visibility and impact
The program “Advanced Skill of Citation Analysis: Insight for Research Visibility and Impact” is meticulously crafted for university librarians aiming to transcend traditional citation analysis methodologies. Recognizing the inherent limitations of relying solely on citation indices like Scopus or Web of Science, this program introduces participants to cutting-edge techniques that blend citation data with outreach analytics, including social media metrics. It’s evident that citation data, being historical, often lags in reflecting the latest research trends and emerging niches. This program addresses this gap by teaching librarians to integrate diverse indicators, offering a more dynamic and comprehensive view of research impact beyond academic citations.

Through interactive workshops, case studies, and hands-on sessions, participants will explore the multifaceted nature of research visibility and societal impact. They will learn to analyze and interpret a combination of metrics, from traditional citation counts to alternative metrics (altmetrics), social media engagement, and beyond. This holistic approach will empower librarians to provide more nuanced and forward-looking insights into research performance, identify emerging trends swiftly, and uncover niche opportunities for researchers.

By the end of the program, the learning experience will equip the university librarians with advanced skills to enhance research visibility and gauge its impact on society more effectively, thus playing a pivotal role in shaping the research strategy of their institutions.



08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:20
National Anthem
09:00 - 09:20
Opening Speech
09:20 - 09:40
Welcome Speech
09:40 - 10:20
Mr. Paul Canning

Topic: IEEE Approach to Open Access Publishing, Read and Publish Programs & Author Choice

10:20 - 10:50
Morning Tea Break
10:50 - 11:30
Ms. Caroline Pang

Topic: Open Access in Practice: The Adventures of NTU Library from Genesis to Present Time

11:30 - 12:10
Mr. Christopher Chan

Topic: Embracing Open Access: HKBU Library’s Transformative Journey

12:10 - 12:25
Ms. Mandy Sum

Topic: Navigating the Road to Open Science: Opening Up More Opportunities for your Institution

12:25 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:10
Ms. Mutiara Choiriyah

Topic: Unlocking Knowledge and Enhancing Impact with Sage Learning Resources

14:10 - 14:50
Dr. Mohd. Faizal Hamzah

Topic: The Role of Open Access in Shaping the Future of Scientific Publishing

14:50 - 16:00
Panel Discussion - by IES with

Dr Wong Woei Fuh , Mr. Paul Canning, Ms. Caroline Pang, Mr. Christopher Chan, Dr. Mohd. Faizal Hamzah

16:00 - 16:20
Lucky Draw Prize
16:20 - 16:30
Afternoon Tea Break
The End