Researchers and discovery services

Added by Sarah on 18 December 2006 16:15

Monday, 18 December 2006 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Royal College of Physicians, 11 St. Andrew's Place, London, NW1 4LE

This workshop presented and explained the conclusions of RIN study on researchers and discovery services and consider the findings? implications.


In January 2006, the RIN commissioned a study Researchers and discovery services aimed at analysing the behaviour, perceptions and needs of UK academic researchers as users of key research resource discovery services.


The work involved extensive canvassing of views, notably through in-depth interviews of some 400 researchers, across all disciplines and career stages, and 50 librarians. The task of undertaking the work was entrusted to the Rightscom Consultancy, working in collaboration with IRN Research. The project has now concluded, and the resultant report - whose findings are intended to help determine priorities for the future development of discovery services - was published in November. 

The workshop was attended by about 60 people from a variety of research, information and library backgrounds.

Key speakers:

  • Michael Jubb ? Director, Research Information Network
  • Hugh Look ? Senior Consultant, Rightscom
  • David Smith ? Business Innovations Manager, CABI
  • Martin Lewis ? Director of Library Services & University Librarian, University of Sheffield

The programme and speaker presentations are available below.





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