Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study 2 (RiLIES2)

  RiLIES2 was a follow-on project to RiLIES1 (completed in 2011). RiLIES2 was successful in:


(1) clarifying the support and training needs of library and information science (LIS) researcher and researcher-practitioner community, and the issues to address in meeting them;

(2) producing a number of materials (a) to support librarians and information scientists in their use of published library and information science (LIS) research, (b) to help direct their own research activities, and (c) to ensure that the research that they conduct themselves has impact. (These were launched at the LIS research resources briefing in London on 10th July 2012.)

(3) establishing that the LIS Research Coalition web site could act as a useful home for LIS research training and support materials in the immediate future;

(4) providing evidence that could be used by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), and its special interest group the Library and Information Research Group (LIRG), in the development of their work to support LIS researchers and practitioner-researchers in the future.

  • Start Date:

    1 March 2012

  • End Date:

    31 July 2012

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Library & information Science Research Coalition

  • Value:

    £21923

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