April 21, 2007
What Researchers Want - UK Edition
By way of the Information Literacy Weblog, a study of how researchers use academic libraries and their services in the United Kingdom.
Summarizing the insights gained from over 2,000 researchers and 300 librarians, the report raises a number of important points, including the impact of born digital research, interdisciplinary research, virtual research teams, and "significant differences between researchers and librarians in attitudes, perceptions, and awareness of key issues."
As we continue work at UIUC toward establishing our Scholarly Commons service model for graduate students, teaching faculty, and researchers, studies such as these will provide valuable insight into the challenges and opportunities that we face.
Posted by swalter at April 21, 2007 9:05 PM
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