RLUK Releases Headline Findings from an Upcoming Report on the Role of Libraries in Scholarly Research
The role of academic and research libraries as active participants and leaders in the production of scholarly research report was commissioned by RLUK, in partnership with the AHRC, in order to investigate the role of academic and research library staff in the initiation, production, and dissemination of academic and scholarly research. The research project has been led and delivered by Evidence Base, a research consultancy within Birmingham City University, and their associates.
Academic and research libraries already play a valuable role within the research and scholarly landscape in the arts and humanities and beyond. The potential value of libraries, archives, museums, galleries and special collections as research partners has increasingly been recognised by research funders. These conditions provide an opportunity for library staff to further contribute as active collaborators and leaders in research.
The full project report , produced by Evidence Base, will be published in the coming weeks here on the RLUK website. This will be joined by UK and international case studies to further contextualise the experience of libraries and collection-holding institutions as partners and leaders of cross-disciplinary, pioneering, research.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.