Value & Impact: Making Your Research Count

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:00 pm - 13:00 pm

This session is part of Information in Action: Getting Buy-in for Your Knowledge Project brought to you by NSHA Library Services, the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU), and Dalhousie Libraries.

As fun as research is, you don’t just do it for a good time. Your research can serve as a key piece in a larger puzzle that improves lives, but it needs to be found, it needs to be read, it needs to be used. In other words, to realize its full value, it needs to have impact. Demonstrating that impact will help secure support for continued research. So how can you a) help ensure your work has impact and, b) document that impact? This session will address choosing appropriate publication venues for your work, open access options, and traditional and alternative metrics for demonstrating impact through discussion of real-life cases.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify important considerations when choosing a publication venue
  • Understand the benefits of Open Access and multiple ways in which it is possible
  • Identify tools for impact metrics as well as appropriate and inappropriate uses of them


Melissa Helwig, Information Services Librarian, W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Dalhousie University
Melissa Rothfus, Scholarly Communications Librarian, W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Dalhousie University
Dr. R. Lee Kirby MD, FRCPC, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, QEII - Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre

Join Us

Online only: You will receive an email from the organizer prior to the event to join the session remotely.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00