This jointly commissioned RIN and RLUK report presents the ﬁndings of a systematic study of the value of the services that libraries in the UK provide to researchers, and of the contributions that libraries from a wide range of institutions make to institutional research performance.
The aim was to identify the key characteristics of library provision to support research in successful UK universities and departments.
The ﬁndings are summarised in the form of map which sets out the key characteristics and behaviours of libraries, and the links between them and the performance of individual researchers and institutions. Libraries have changed and are changing, developing new roles and services. The detailed ﬁndings are presented in the form of ten stories, about the different kinds of value that libraries provide in supporting both individual researchers and the research performance of their host institutions.
New Report from RIN and RLUK: "The Value of Libraries for Research and Researchers"
Filed by March 24, 2011on