LSHTM is participating in a study that is being conducted by the Research Information Network (RIN) and Research Libraries UK (RLUK).The study involves 10 research-lead UK universities and the School has been selected to be the only post-graduate focussed institution. As well as contributing to a national study, the outcomes will provide the School with useful data which will help to inform the future planning for Library Services. Further details on the study are at the end of this post.
Claire Davies, who is leading the study, will be visiting the School on 23rd August and would like to meet with a group of staff and students to discuss their research methods, information needs and use/non-use of LSHTM Library resources.
The meeting will be from 1pm to 2.30pm and a sandwich lunch will be provided.
The meeting is limited to 10 participants, if you would like to take part please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
RIN/RLUK study: an investigation into the value of libraries to researchers in UK institutions
Qualitative data will be gathered through focus groups with researchers and one to one interviews with key staff such Directors of Research and Directors of Planning. These will be carried out at 10 research-lead UK universities.
The qualitative aspects will complement a quantitative analysis being undertaken by HESA, the project partners. HESA is investigating correlations between research performance and library characteristics (from nationally available statistics). The study will then investigate possible causation behind correlations.