The research team

LISU is a national research and information centre based in the Research School of Informatics and the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University (UK). LISU comprises a team of experienced information managers, statisticians, researchers and administrators focusing on the analysis, development, interpretation and dissemination of statistics, performance assessment measures and related management data as well as advising on their application and exploitation in the real situation. LISU has an established reputation as an independent authority in its field, fulfilling a key role in supporting managers of information and library services, amongst others. LISU also conducts research beyond the library setting, notably in the area of Open Access and scholarly communication. Further information about LISU and our work can be found on our website.

The research team comprises:

Claire Creaser – project manager

Helen Greenwood – senior project officer

Valérie Spezi – project officer


Claire Creaser (Project manager)


Holywell Park

Loughborough University

LE11 3TU

United Kingdom

Telephone:  +44 (0) 1509 635682

About SAGE

SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Founded in 1965, SAGE is a global company with offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. The company publishes across a broad range of disciplines, covering most subjects in the social sciences, as well as professional lists for counselling and teaching professionals, student reference, and a growing collection across science, technology and medicine, particularly in engineering, health science and clinical medicine. Each year SAGE publishes over 800 books and 640 journals, as well as a growing range of online products.

Key to SAGE’s mission are the dissemination of research and provision of support for higher education. The Working together: evolving value for academic libraries project aims to enhance that mission by providing evidence of existing good practice in supporting the research and teaching activities of academic departments, as well as information literacy, and developing ways for academic libraries to embed close working relationship with teaching and research staff.


Mithu Lucraft (PR Manager, SAGE UK)

+44 (0)20 7324 2223

Ashley Loar (PR Manager, SAGE US)

+1 805 410 7111


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‘Working together: evolving value for academic libraries’ is a six-month research project that will investigate the value of academic libraries for academic departments.

For more information

Please visit this site again soon for updates about the project, and to participate in the project blog.

For details of how you can get involved in the project, please visit our About the project and Contact pages.




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