Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study 2 (RiLIES2)
01/03/2012 - 31/07/2012
RiLIES2 was commissioned by the Board of Directors of the Library and Information Science Research Coalition as a follow-on project to the Research in Librarianship Impact Evaluation Study (completed by the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University in 2011). RiLIES2 aimed: (1) to develop research resources and training materials to support librarians and information scientists in their use of published library and information science (LIS) research; (2) to help librarians and information scientists direct their own research activities; and (3) to ensure that the research that this community conducts has impact. The LIS community was consulted to determine the needs for such support and training materials. In response a number of resources were then developed in social media, leaflet and presentation form.
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.
Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study 2 (RiLIES2) is a Research - Other Sources project funded by Library and Information Science Research Coalition.
Carried out in collaboration with and others.
For further information please refer to http://lisresearch.org/rilies-project/.
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Irving, C. (2012). The right resources to support LIS research: findings from the RiLIES2 project poll. Library and Information Research, 36, (113), 24-31.
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.
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