Library and Information Science Research Coalition

  The broad mission of the LIS Research Coalition was to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK.

Professor Hazel Hall, Director of the Centre for Social Informatics, was first seconded to lead the implementation of the LIS Research Coalition in 2009/10. With additional funding the project continued for three years until July 31st 2012.

The LIS Research Coalition was established on 2 March 2009 by its founding members: the British Library (BL); the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP); the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC); the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA); and the Research Information Network (RIN). They were joined by further associate members in 2010.

The Coalition brought together information about LIS research opportunities and results; encourage dialogue between research funders; promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice; articulate a strategic approach to LIS research; and promote the development of research capacity in LIS.

The Coalition provided a formal structure to improve access to LIS research, and maximise its relevance and impact in the UK.

The Coalition was also a partner in the DREaM project.

  • Start Date:

    1 August 2009

  • End Date:

    31 July 2012

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    Library & information Science Research Coalition

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