Enhancing the impact of LIS research projects: RiLIES1 report available

Between February and July last year Hazel Hall and her Edinburgh Napier University colleagues Peter Cruickshank, Ella Taylor-Smith and Jenny Gebel explored the extent to which funded librarianship research projects influence library practice in the UK. Of particular interest to the Research in Librarianship Impact Evaluation Study were the factors that increase or hinder the impact of project outcomes on practice.

We are pleased to announce that the project report Enhancing the impact of LIS research projects is now freely available to download. We will also be blogging here highlights of the RiLIES1 project findings over the coming weeks.

Thanks are due to the librarians and library and information science researchers who contributed to the study in a variety of ways: by completing the initial poll around this time last year, participating in the three focus group discussions, and responding to the final validation survey in summer 2011.

A follow-up project starts this month. For further details of RiLIES2 please see the RiLIES project web page.

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