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The right resources to support LIS research: findings from the RiLIES2 project poll

Cruickshank, Peter; Hall, Hazel; Irving, Christine

Authors

Hazel Hall

Christine Irving



Abstract

In 2011 and 2012 the Library and Information Science Research Coalition supported two projects entitled Research in Librarianship Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES1 and RiLIES2). This paper discusses the results of a survey completed in spring 2012 as part of RiLIES2. RiLIES2 was concerned with the production of a series of outputs such as training, good practice and community support materials, to support the identification, use and execution of research by librarians and information scientists. The purpose of the survey was to determine which of the existing resources purported to support librarians and information scientists use and/or conduct research were (a) well used and/or (b) respected. The survey’s main findings revealed a low level of awareness of the full range of existing resources to support LIS research, and highlighted the pressing need for a centrally-funded community-maintained directory of LIS research resources, held in a known location, with (crucially) a long-term commitment to maintenance.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 31, 2012
Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date Oct 10, 2012
Publicly Available Date May 10, 2017
Journal Library and Information Research
Print ISSN 1756-1086
Publisher CILIP, Library and Information Research Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 113
Pages 24-31
Keywords Research; information science; research methodology
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5654
Contract Date May 10, 2017

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