Who needs libraries anyway?

Added by Sarah on 11 April 2007 19:03

Monday, 30 April 2007 13:00 - 17:00

Location: Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London W1B 1NT

This event looked at the findings from the RIN study on how researchers use library services in the UK.

In September 2006, the RIN and CURL jointly commissioned a study to provide an up-to-date view on how researchers interact with and perceive academic library services in the UK. The project involved extensive canvassing of views from over 2250 researchers and 300 librarians, notably through a detailed questionnaire and qualitative insights derived from focus group meetings. The task of undertaking the work was entrusted to the Key Perspectives consultancy.

Researchers use of academic libraries and their services aims (April 2007) to inform the debate about the future development of academic libraries. The purpose of this workshop was to present and explain the conclusions of this study; to consider the implications of its findings, particularly from the point of view of libraries and their host institutions; and to discuss ideas about what steps might be taken next.

The event programme, and speaker presentations, are available to download below.

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