ERIC Number: EJ845516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Is Research an Untapped Resource in the Library and Information Profession?
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v36 n3 p119-126 2004
Traditionally, the library and information profession has not been strongly research led in the way in which other professions, such as medicine and education for example, might be considered to be. However, it may be that the extent of practitioner involvement in research and the extent to which research informs practice have been underestimated. The article reports on a survey designed to scope present and planned involvement in research within a variety of library sectors and to identify the priorities for future research as seen by practitioners. It also investigated the main barriers which prevent practitioners having greater involvement in research. It concludes that there is scope for much more effective communication between all types of library and information researchers and practitioners and also for greater recognition of practitioner research. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Researchers, Information Scientists, Librarians, Professional Personnel, Surveys, Information Technology, Public Libraries, Case Studies, Evaluation, School Libraries, Academic Libraries, Medical Libraries, Special Libraries, Library Science, Research Projects, Barriers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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