Tuesday, 21 October 2008

BURO - What's in it for me?

For busy researchers, academics and academic+practioners it is hard to make the argument that more work, not directly related to current research or professional activity, is a good thing. However, responding to comments at a recent BURO training event it is possible to make an argument that using BURO can save you time by serving a number of demands for your bibliographic data simultaneously:

  1. The coming Research Excellence Framework [REF] will make use of citation analysis and will require from institutions accurate, structured and timely data to support the process. One obvious source of data, and one being tested by HEFCE, is to use the institutional repositories like BURO.

  2. BURO can be used to support the routine process of maintaining personal bibliographies and CV's. Data from BURO can be exported to EndNote, for example, and from there into 3,500 different citation styles.

  3. BURO is a public facing website, and can be used to integrate bibliographic data into personal, research centre websites and school websites or just as a means of directing people to your publications.

Previous posts on this topic

Personal Bibliographies and BURO [ click here. ]

10 Reasons to Use BURO [ click here . ]

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