Professor Hazel Hall outlined the objectives and achievements of the DREaM project, including future plans.
Professor Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee, took us through ways to building evidence of the value and impact of library and information services, in her opening keynote.
Twenty attendees took on the one minute madness challenge -presenting current projects in a minute. For many, this was the highlight of the day.
Dr Louise Cooke, from Loughborough University, delivered an invited paper based on social network analysis undertaken throughout the project: “Facets of DREaM: An analysis of network development to support UK LIS research and researchers.”
A panel session looked in more detail at the future of the DREaM network.
Dr Ben Goldacre presented the Library and Information Science Practitioner Researcher Excellence Award to the North West Clinical Librarian Systematic Review and Evaluation Group.
Goldacre then presented the final keynote, which explored problems with recording experiments in medical science and suggested some solutions: results recorded in structured data table would improve transparency, accountability and re-use, compared to results presented in essay form (for example in journal papers) which enabled experimenters to pick and choose from their results, able to omit their initial primary objectives, as long as their references were well-formatted.
The conference closed with a drinks reception and prize draw.