Library and Information Science Research Coalition

01/08/2009 - 31/07/2012

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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.
Library and Information Science Research Coalition is a Research - Other Sources project funded by The Coalition is funded by its members. Carried out in collaboration with and others. For further information please refer to http://lisresearch.org.
 
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  • British Library
    The British Library receives a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland. Each year, six million searches are generated by the British Library online catalogue and nearly 400,000 people visit the Reading Rooms. Over 100 million items have been supplied to users all over the world
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    Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
  • CyMAL
    Museums Archives and Libraries Wales
  • JISC
    JISC is the UK’s expert on information and digital technologies for education and research
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    Library and Information Science Research Coalition
  • MLA
    MLA
    Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
  • Research Information Network (RIN)
    supports the development of effective information strategies and practices for the UK’s research community
  • SCONUL
    Society of College, National and University Libraries
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    Strategic Health Authority Library Leads
  • SLIC
    Scottish Library and Information Council
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Project Team

Hazel Hall
Director of CSI
h.hall@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2760

Associated Publications

Hall, H. (2015, June). Meeting the challenges of LIS research: a national coalition approach. Paper presented at Third International Seminar on Education and Research in Library and Information Science, Barcelona, Spain.

Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., Irving, C. (2012). The right resources to support LIS research: findings from the RiLIES2 project poll. Library and Information Research, 36, (113), 24-31.

Hall, H., Irving, C., Cruickshank, P. (2012). Improving access to Library and Information Science research: Maximizing its relevance and impact to practitioners . Business Information Review, 29, (4), 224-230.

Hall, H. (2011). Project output versus influence in practice: impact as a dimension of research quality. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 6, (4), .

Hall, H. (2011). Relationship and role transformations in social media environments. The Electronic Library, 29, (4), 421-428.

Hall, H., Brazier, C. (2010). Implementing a co-ordinated and strategic approach to Library and Information Science research: the work of the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the 76th International Federation of Library Associations General Conference and Assembly 2010, 76, () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

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