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Dr. Miggie Pickton

  • Job title: Research Support Librarian
  • Department: LLS - Research Support

General information

Miggie leads the Research Support Team in Library and Learning Services. The team’s main responsibilities are to:

  • Provide a point of contact within Library and Learning Services for the university's research community. We are here to help research students and research active staff make the most of the resources and technologies that are available to them through the University
  • Manage the University's open access institutional repository, NECTAR. We are always happy to speak to researchers about how they and the University can benefit from contributing to NECTAR
  • Provide information skills training for researchers on topics such as resource use, electronic thesis production, research data management, web tools for researchers and measuring research performance In addition I coordinate, promote and lead research activity within the Department of Information Services.

Miggie and her colleagues are encouraged to be active in their professional areas and to use the latest research to inform their practice. In recent years the Department has attracted significant external funding to support its services. Much of this activity is shared in the LLS Research and Enterprise Committee which Miggie chairs.

Background

After 20 years as a computer programmer and systems analyst in the commercial sector, Miggie retrained as a librarian in 2004. She has worked at The University of Northampton since qualifying.

Miggie has a BA and a PhD in Geography and an MSc in Library and Information Management. 

Read more about Miggie's PHD.

Research

Miggie has been actively involved in three recent JISC-funded projects:

  • NECTAR - the creation of an institutional repository for The University of Northampton
  • KeepIt - digital preservation in institutional repositories (joint project with the University of Southampton and the University of the Arts London)
  • Bringing a buzz to NECTAR - embedding and take-up of institutional repositories

She is currently working with the Digital Curation Centre on the implementation of the University’s Research Data Policy. She speaks at professional events on the topics of institutional repositories, research data management and the role of librarians as researchers.

Miggie has recently completed five years as Editor of the open access journal Library and Information Research and now remain on the journal's Editorial Board.

Publications

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2016

  1. Pickton, M. (2016) Member of Editorial Board. Library and Information Research. London: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). 1756-1086.
  2. Pickton, M., Bayley, J., Marsh, J., Cope, A. and Everall, L. (2016) Compliance with funder OA mandates: use of an Intervention Mapping approach to achieve behaviour change. Poster presented to: Open Repositories 2016 (OR2016), Dublin, Eire, 13-16 June 2016.
  3. Pickton, M. (2016) Facilitating a research culture in an academic library: top down and bottom up approaches. New Library World. 117(1/2), pp. 105-127. 0307-4803.

2015

  1. Pickton, M. (2015) Open Access and the research lifecycle: a guide for researchers. Invited Presentation presented to: Uncovering Researcher Behaviours and Engagement with Open Access, Oxford Brookes University, 20 May 2015.

2014

  1. Pickton, M. (2014) Designing practitioner research for impact. Invited Presentation presented to: Discover Academic Research, Training and Support Conference 4 (DARTS 4), Totnes, Devon, UK, 05-06 June 2014.
  2. Bayley, J., Cope, A., Everall, L. and Pickton, M. (2014) Open to Open Access (O2OA): an OA Good Practice Pathfinder project. Invited Presentation presented to: Repository Fringe 2014, Edinburgh, 30-31 July 2014.
  3. Pickton, M. (2014) Research data management at the University of Northampton: a case study. Invited Presentation presented to: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Research Data Management Executive Briefing: Research Data Management - the library's role, London, 20 May 2014.
  4. Hime, C., Pickton, M. and Dimmock, N. (2014) Undergraduate engagement with their tutors’ original research. Poster presented to: Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Northampton 2018: Planning, Designing and Delivering Student Success, The University of Northampton, 22 May 2014.
  5. Hime, C., Dimmock, N. and Pickton, M. (2014) Undergraduate engagement with their tutors’ original research: a work in progress report. Invited Presentation presented to: Research Active: Library and Learning Services (LLS) Conference 2014, The University of Northampton, 18 June 2014.

2013

  1. Pickton, M. (2013) Disseminating your research. Invited Presentation presented to: Academic and Research Libraries Group (ARLG) Yorkshire and Humberside: ‘The Librarian as Researcher’, York St John University, 25 January 2013.
  2. Pickton, M. (2013) Northampton Open Journals: a publishing service for researchers. ALISS Quarterly. 8(3), pp. 16-21. 1747-9258.
  3. Pickton, M. (2013) Sharing research and practice: the University of Northampton experience. Invited Presentation presented to: LIR HEAnet User Group for Libraries Annual Seminar: Publishing, Partnership and Innovation: the imperatives for the 21st Century Library, Dublin, 22 March 2013.
  4. Pickton, M. (2013) Supporting research by becoming a researcher: how librarians can use their own research experience to benefit library users. ALISS Quarterly. 9(1), pp. 10-15. 1747-9258.
  5. Pickton, M. (2013) Writing your research plan. In: Grant, M. J., Sen, B. and Spring, H. (eds.) Research, Evaluation and Audit: Key Steps in Demonstrating Your Value. London: Facet Publishing. pp. 45-63.

2012

  1. Pickton, M. (2012) Bringing a buzz to NECTAR. ALISS Quarterly. 7(3), pp. 24-29. 1747-9258.
  2. Pickton, M. (2012) Bringing a buzz to NECTAR. Poster presented to: Research Active: Library and Learning Services Conference 2012, Sunley Management Centre, The University of Northampton, 19 June 2012.
  3. Pickton, M., Jones, S. and Guy, M. (2012) Leading from the library: data management initiatives at the University of Northampton. Paper presented to: The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly (IFLA2012), Helsinki, Finland, 11-17 August 2012.
  4. Pickton, M. (2012) Librarians as researchers: why bother? Invited Presentation presented to: DARTS 3: The Third Discover Academic Research, Training & Support Conference, Dartington Hall, Totnes, 28-29 June 2012.
  5. Dimmock, N., Heppell, C., MacLellan, F. and Pickton, M. (2012) Research active. CILIP Update. October, pp. 32-34. 2046-0406.
  6. Pickton, M. and Jones, S. (2012) Research data management at the University of Northampton. Invited Presentation presented to: Information and Records Management Society HE/FE Information and Records Management and Information Compliance Group, Sheffield Hallam University, 20 June 2012.
  7. Pickton, M. (2012) Research data management at the University of Northampton. Poster presented to: JISC/Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Workshop: Building institutional RDM services, Nottingham, 24-25 October 2012.
  8. Pickton, M. (2012) Research data management: life beyond the laptop. Invited Presentation presented to: Research Active: Library and Learning Services Conference 2012, Sunley Management Centre, University of Northampton, 19 June 2012.

2011

  1. Pickton, M. (2011) Editor. Library and Information Research. London: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). 1756-1086.
  2. Pickton, M. (2011) Being useful: services for researchers at the University of Northampton. Paper presented to: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Specialists (CILIP) Career Development Group National Conference: The Practical Professional, Future Inns, Bristol, 21 November 2011.
  3. Pickton, M. (2011) Institutional measures to encourage and facilitate effective data management and sharing. A matter of cash, careers or cultural change? Invited Presentation presented to: Research Data Management Forum (RDMF) 7: Incentivising Data Management & Sharing, University of Warwick, 02-03 November 2011.
  4. Pickton, M., Morris, D., Meece, S., Coles, S. and Hitchcock, S. (2011) Preserving repository content: practical tools for repository managers. Journal of Digital Information. 12(2) 1368-7506.
  5. Pickton, M. (2011) Reaching researchers through their data: a Data Asset Framework case study. Invited Presentation presented to: Repository Support Project (RSP) Winter School, Bassenthwaite, Lake District, 09-11 February 2011.

2010

  1. Pickton, M., Hitchcock, S., Coles, S., Morris, D. and Meece, S. (2010) Preserving repository content: practical steps for repository managers. Paper presented to: 5th International Conference on Open Repositories, Madrid, Spain, 06-09 July 2010.
  2. Alexogiannopoulos, E., McKenney, S. and Pickton, M. (2010) Research Data Management Project: a DAF investigation of research data management practices at The University of Northampton. Northampton: The University of Northampton. (Unpublished)

2008

  1. Pickton, M. (2008) Adding value to the institutional repository - the NECTAR experience. Poster presented to: Repository Fringe 2008, Edinburgh, 31 July - 01 August 2008.
  2. Pickton, M. (2008) Gathering NECTAR at The University of Northampton. ALISS Quarterly. 3(4), pp. 33-38. 1747-9258.

2007

  1. Pickton, M. and McKnight, C. (2007) Is there a role for research students in an institutional repository? Some repository managers' views. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. 39(3), pp. 153-161. 0961-0006.
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