Gap in the Wall: A Writing Center, Offering Complex Research Support

Monika Fischer (Library of Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary), Tamás Halm (Library of Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary) and Tibor Koltay (Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 120
EISBN13: 9781799871439|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4546-1.ch005
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Abstract

The Writing Center is the newest, innovative service, established as a project-based initiative within the organization of the Library of Corvinus University Budapest. The present and future goals of the Writing Center require a wide spectrum of services if wanting to cater for the needs of doctoral students and faculty members. This includes traditional and novel tasks, such as fostering publication activities, combating information overload, being familiar with abstract writing, and Open Access offered to experienced and to early career researchers. The goal in this chapter is to demonstrate how the learning and research support activities of a library, comprising curricular and extra-curricular courses, trainings, and consultations can be integrated into the knowledge structures of the university as a whole. The authors place special emphasis on the role of group-based and individual mentoring throughout a university career, spanning from student to researcher, and on the development of transversal skills through the training programs of the Writing Center.
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