Posts Tagged 'report'

Podcast summarising the findings now available!

Claire Creaser and Valérie Spezi, authors of the report, have now recorded a podcast summarising the main findings of the project report:


Opinion piece in the Guardian Higher Education Network

Followers of this study might be interested in this opinion piece published in the Guardian Higher Education Network on Monday 20th August 2012.

The final report

The final report from this project was released last month.

Findings from three geographic areas, the United States, United Kingdom and Scandinavia, indicated that there is no systematic evidence of the value of academic libraries for teaching and research staff. Despite this, librarians noted that they receive positive feedback about the support the library provides, but there is a perception that academic staff do not really know how to use all that the library can offer.

Read more about the findings, and download a copy here.

The response from the library community has been exceptional. We have had more than 16,000 visits to our blog, and many more people attend the presentations held on the report’s findings. We will continue to update this site with other output generated from this project, and hope that you will consider sharing your best practice and experiences on the site too.


‘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.