The team realised the in-house software could be applied across many areas of research. Known as Team DeweyFish, the group embarked on the CSIRO’s ON Prime program in 2018 to learn how to commercialise the software. This process involved the team generating and testing 15 hypotheses about researcher behaviour through conducting 66 one on one interviews with potential users. This data lead to some significant insights, clarifying the needs of various user groups and refining the software specifications. An initial target market has been selected, and the team is now working towards developing a commercialisable prototype. This paper will discuss the role of the Library as a key player in this collaboration, a first for the University of WA, both in the innovative process and as a key driver in directing the development towards the wider benefit of researchers at UWA and beyond.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences|
|Place of Publication||USA|
|Publisher||Purdue University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Aug 2019|
|Event||40th Annual IATUL Conference: Shifting Sands and Rising Tides - Leading Libraries through Innovation - University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia|
Duration: 23 Jun 2019 → 27 Jun 2019
http://www.iatul2019.org/?pgid=1486 (IATUL 2019)
|Conference||40th Annual IATUL Conference|
|Abbreviated title||IATUL 2019|
|Period||23/06/19 → 27/06/19|
|Other||The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 40th Annual IATUL Conference at The University of Western Australia and Curtin University in Perth, Australia from 23 June to 27 June 2019. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest academic library initiatives and network with colleagues and friends from all over the world.|
Technology has fundamentally changed the role of the academic library and how it operates. This is evident in the increased access to digital sources of knowledge, and digital tools and services for students, teachers and researchers along with the increasingly important role of the library’s physical place on campus. The IATUL 2019 conference themes will provide ample opportunity to explore and learn about how the library can enable work, study and research in higher education.
Hooper, C. (Creator), Millar, H. (Creator), Castleden, I. (Creator), Aryamanesh, N. (Contributor), Jacoby, R. (Data Collector) & Grasso, S. (Data Collector), The University of Western Australia, 1 Jun 2017