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LIS Research Sites

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Other organisations are involved or interested in LIS research and may include helpful information:


1. Library and Information Research Group http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/research/pages/default.aspx


LIRG aims to raise awareness of information research and welcomes your active involvement and support.


What does LIRG do?

LIRG aims to raise awareness of information research by:

  • Increasing its profile and influencing its direction;
  • Promoting the dissemination of sound research methodology and results;
  • Assisting in the development of emerging researchers;
  • Enabling networking between researchers.

The activities of the Group are co-ordinated by an elected committee of researchers, research students, lecturers and practitioners in the library and information profession.


How can you get involved in LIRG?

LIRG welcomes your active involvement and support.

  • Join us today by completing the application form;
  • Stand for the LIRG Committee. The Group's activities are organized by a committee drawn from the membership;
  • Contribute to Library and Information Research - we always seek news items, articles and book reviews about library and information research;
  • Attend our courses, meetings or regional/national events;
  • Join lis-lirg and initiate or participate in e-mail discussions about library and information research.


2. Library and Information Science (LIS) Research Coalition http://lisresearch.org/


The LIS Research Coalition was established in 2009 as a three-year project by its founding members.

The broad mission of the LIS Research Coalition is to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK. The Coalition aims to:

  • bring 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;
  • promote the development of research capacity in LIS. 


The DREaM (Developing Research Excellence and Methods) Project  


The LIS Research Coalition held 3 workshops  each of which included a session on:

  1. a broad research approach;
  2. a specific quantitative research technique;
  3. a specific qualitative research technique;
  4. a research “practicality” (e.g. ethics, improving research impact, influencing policy).


Two conferences on July 19 2011 (launch of the DREaM project) and the project's conculding conference on 9 July 2012.

The links provide access to the programmes, presentations and other outputs from the workshops and conferences.


LIS Resources


The LIS Research Coalition also provides a list of links to guides and guidance that are relevant to LIS researchers in general and to researchers in specific sectors.

Please see http://lisresearch.org/links/lis-resources/ for "Toolkits and guidelines for LIS researchers" and "Resources for LIS researchers in academic insitutions".

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