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The overall aim of this study is to identify, gather and analyse evidence of researchers’ behaviours in digital environments from a selection of recent relevant JISC-funded projects in order to derive an evidence-based picture of the researcher of today.

Towards a profile of the researcher of today: what can we learn from JISC projects?

The overall aim of this study is to identify, gather and analyse evidence of researchers’ behaviours in digital environments from a selection of recent relevant JISC-funded projects in order to derive an evidence-based picture of the researcher of today.

The study will:

  • Identify a number of JISC-funded projects which have gathered evidence of researchers’ behaviours in digital environments in a form which can be analysed 
  • Analyse the data for evidence of how researchers discover, select and share information as part of research ‘workflows’ 
  • Compare this evidence against current understanding of researchers’ behaviours in the digital environment, including the outcomes from recent JISC, OCLC and RIN studies of information seekers’ behaviours 
  • Draw possible conclusions for designers of digital information services and research environments for researchers 
  • Identify any areas which would merit further research 
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Summary
Start date
16 July 2009
End date
31 December 2009
Funding programme
Information Environment Programme 2009-11
Lead institutions
Online Computer Library Centre
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