All entries for Wednesday 04 May 2011
May 04, 2011
RIN research on Information practices in the humanities
Writing about web page http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/using-and-accessing-information-resources/information-use-case-studies-humanities
The RIN has completed a second series of case studies to provide a detailed analysis of how humanities’ researchers discover, use, create and manage their information resources.
This series complements an earlier set which looked at the sciences. The executive summary of the RIN report states that:
In each of our case studies we found researchers working with new tools and technologies, in increasingly collaborative environments, and both producing and using information resources in diverse ways. There is a richness and variety within humanities information practices which must be recognised and understood if we are to provide the right kind of support for researchers.
This is our experience and it is what our Library and Research Exchange are responding to, with all our recent developments.