ABOUT THE RESOURCE
Digital research literacy comprises the skills, knowledge and understanding required to produce quality research outputs in a digital environment. Libraries offer a variety of training programmes for faculty and students; however, an EIFL survey conducted in 2018 across 36 EIFL partner countries found that the only two topics well familiar to librarians were ‘Research process’ and ‘Writing articles and reusing content’. All other digital research literacy topics remained largely undiscovered.
To enable university and research libraries to help researchers and students produce quality research outputs, EIFL has compiled a digital research literacy training programme outline.
The training is organized according to the research cycle: Discover, Manage Research Data, Publish, Disseminate and Increase Visibility, and Measure Impact. Each section gives an overview of the topic, what the trainer should cover, and what the learner should gain by the end of the training.
Each topic includes ‘Resources for facilitators and learners’, with useful material that trainers and learners can use to improve their own knowledge or use in their own training.
We encourage all EIFL partner countries to become familiar with this training programme and to adapt and use relevant topics to train librarians, students and researchers.
We would like to acknowledge all the universities whose resources are included in this training programme outline. Special thanks go to the staff of the University of Dublin College Library, especially Julia Barrett, who helped us to create this resource.