Reinventing research? Information practices in the humanities

Added by Ellen Collins on 16 March 2011 17:52

Thursday, 7 April 2011 16:30 - 19:30

Location: Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London

The Research Information Network and British Library invites researchers, librarians and other interested parties to discuss the findings of the report Reinventing research? Information practices in the humanities.

This report uses six case studies to understand how researchers in the humanities find, access, use and share information. Centred around users of a resource, members of a department or participants within a research field, each case presents several viewpoints on the changing nature of research. 

It is clear that new information behaviours are developing. Researchers make increasing use of digital resources, and are collaborating in more open configurations. However, some challenges remain, and researchers are not always able to make the most of the new tools that are available to them.

The Oxford Internet Institute, co-authors of the report, will present their findings at this event. They will be followed by short perspectives from speakers including Sheila Anderson, King’s College London, and Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research, and a question and answer session.

Attendance at the event is free, but places are limited. Please contact Kissley Leonor at kissley.leonor@rin.ac.uk to book your place.

We will also be holding an afternoon event targeted specifically at librarians, to consider the implications of the report for library and information services. A small number of places remain on this event, which will be held from 14.30-16.00. If you would like to attend, please register your interest with Kissley Leonor at kissley.leonor@rin.ac.uk.

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