World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
Implementing a co-ordin...
World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
2006-2008: consultatio...
World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
1. bring together infor...
World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
A strong online presenc...
World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
Research funding opport...
World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
Formal presentations t...
World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
Print, online and podc...
World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
Provide opportunities ...
World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
Infrastructure
Eviden...
World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
How can we best
engage ...
World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
How can we best
engage ...
World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 10-15 2010
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Implementing a co-ordinated and strategic approach to Library and Information Science research: the work of the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition

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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 Proceedings of the 76th International Federation of Library Associations General Conference and Assembly, Gothenburg, Sweden August 10-15 2010. Full text available at: http://www.ifla.org/files/hq/papers/ifla76/87-hall-en.pdf (English); http://www.ifla.org/files/hq/papers/ifla76/87-hall-de.pdf (German); http://www.ifla.org/files/hq/papers/ifla76/87-hall-zh.pdf (Chinese)

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Implementing a co-ordinated and strategic approach to Library and Information Science research: the work of the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition

  1. 1. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 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 Hazel Hall and Caroline Brazier
  2. 2. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 2010 2006-2008: consultations March 2009: 5 founding members formally established the LIS Research Coalition August 2009: Hazel Hall appointed as Executive Secretary to lead the implementation Establishing the LIS Research Coalition
  3. 3. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 2010 1. bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results 2. encourage dialogue between research funders 3. promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice 4. articulate a strategic approach to LIS research 5. promote the development of research capacity in LIS Our goals are to:
  4. 4. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 2010 A strong online presence is essential to bring together information about LIS research opportunities & results Coalition web site at http://lisresearch.org
  5. 5. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 2010 Research funding opportunities Studentships offered Invitations to join consultation Research reports published Topical debates Reports of on-going research Training events announced Conference registrations open New journal issues published Conferences offering funded places A strong online presence is essential to bring together information about LIS research opportunities & results Coalition on Twitter @LISResearch
  6. 6. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 2010 Formal presentations to LIS professionals Encourage practitioner research Encourage dissemination of practitioner research Promotion of application of research findings in the workplace Strong advocacy through face-to-face engagement
  7. 7. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 2010 Print, online and podcast news reports of Coalition activities Contributions to national and international peer- reviewed publications Seminar with editorial boards and editors High visibility in the media important to raise the profile of LIS research with the wider community Media engagement is an important tool
  8. 8. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 2010 Provide opportunities to share good practice, research methodologies and techniques Raise the quality and standards of research Improve collaboration Influence and shape the future research agenda Conference and seminar programmes to help build capacity
  9. 9. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 2010 Infrastructure Evidence base Sustainability Major themes for investigation Coalition priorities for 2010/11
  10. 10. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 2010 How can we best engage our user communities? To what extent is Google perceived as a cost-free replacement for libraries? How should services be developed for mobile devices as the preferred platform for information delivery? What are the long- term impacts of digitisation on services provision?
  11. 11. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 2010 How can we best engage our user communities? To what extent is Google perceived as a cost-free replacement for libraries? How should services be developed for mobile devices as the preferred platform for information delivery? What are the long- term impacts of digitisation on services provision? WHAT IS THE IMPACT AND VALUE OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES?
  12. 12. World Library and Information Congress 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 10-15 2010 LIS Research Coalition http://lisresearch.org @LISResearch Dr Hazel Hall hazel.hall@lisresearch.org +44 (0)7969 078181

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