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

Cruickshank, Peter, Hall, Hazel and Irving, Christine (2012) The right resources to support LIS research: findings from the RiLIES2 project poll. Library and Information Research, 36 (113). pp. 24-31. ISSN 1756-1086

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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.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1756-1086
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research; information science; research methodology
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Item ID: 5654
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 14:20
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2013 15:37
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5654

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