Brian Lavoie, a research scientist at OCLC has published a post about developing formal and informal intra-campus collaboration around research support. He shares several observations garnered from recent discussions by the OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) Research Support Interest Group:
- Collaborative relationships on campus are both formal and informal
- Who you know is important … build your networks
- Sustainability can be an issue for informal collaborations
- Appeal to partners’ missions
His discussion and suggestions are highly applicable to those of us working to build research-driven relationships and collaborations across our campuses.