LIS research centres and networks

This page lists communities and networks associated with LIS in the UK – both informal and formal

LIS practitioner and general networks

We have created some twitter lists of interesting Tweeters followed by the our Twitter account, LIS_RiLIES:

  • LIS_RiLIES/Research-Impact – Tracks a range of accounts owned by people or organisations who are active in moving LIS research results into the wider pubic domain
  • LIS_RiLIES/Information-Sources – Twitter accounts that have been recommended by LIS researcher-practitioners as good sources for research news
  • LIS_RiLIES/Librarian-Groups – Accounts belonging to UK-based official and unofficial groups of LIS professionals. Good sources of news and campaigns

LIS research networks

Health information and librarianship

  • Strategic Health Authority Library Leads (SHALL): library leads from each of the 10 strategic health authoritiess in England, and representatives from higher education, social care, independent health libraries, he Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and key National Health Service (NHS) bodies.
  • Health Information and Libraries for Evaluation and Research (HEALER): HEALER aims to increase the production of good quality health information management research, and to ensure that a co-ordinated approach to research into health information management is established so that it is clear what research is taking place and where the outputs are stored.

Local government libraries and information service providers

  • KnowledgeHub: Supports numerous CoPs for professionals working in LIS, allows self-organisation by location or interest (registration required, then search for a CoP)

Individual LIS research centres

Major projects

  • Case Research programme  aims to strengthen our understanding of how best to deliver high quality culture and sporting opportunities to the widest audience, generating positive outcomes for society. (DCMS with Arts Council England input)
  • Europe’s New Libraries Together In Transversal Learning Environments – designed to support and extend the progress made by public libraries in supporting learning for all age groups and sections of society (finished 2008)
  • Lib-Value project (US study on the value, outcome and return on investment of academic libraries)

Last update: July 2012. Use the comments feature to suggest corrections and new links

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