Research Impact and Value in Library and Information Science (RIVAL) Network

  To develop a formal Scotland-wide network of LIS researchers and practitioners, to help spread expertise into a connected practitioner community across all LIS sectors through high quality training and opportunities for knowledge exchange. This will be achieved by
• supporting researchers and practitioners in identifying and deploying the best research methods
• raising understanding amongst researchers and practitioners of research methods new to them;
• developing strategies to meet the challenges facing the LIS research community;
• indirectly benefitting the end-users of Scotland’s libraries.
o For example, end-users will experience enhanced local library and information services provision as a result of improvements in research conducted by staff of their home services.
o Equally, end-users will benefit from positive long-term influences of excellent research higher level policy decisions.

  • Start Date:

    1 February 2019

  • End Date:

    31 October 2020

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Royal Society of Edinburgh

  • Value:

    £20000

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