IMLS awards 2003 National Leadership Grant for Libraries to Ohio State University and OCLC Research

Researchers include Principal Investigator Brenda Dervin at Ohio State University and Co-investigator Lynn Silipigni Connaway, who will coordinate OCLC's role in the project.

The award supports a research project that will provide useful findings on why and how people use electronic information and how system design features affect use and usability. The aim is to focus not only on commonalities among research findings but also on diversities and to develop concepts that will enable more effective application and collaboration in both system design and research.

The IMLS grant program supports innovative and widely replicable projects designed to enhance the quality of library services nationwide. Areas of funding include education, research, digitization, and library-museum collaboration. IMLS, the Institute for Museum and Library Studies, is an independent federal agency supporting all types of museums and libraries.

For more information:

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.
Research scientist
OCLC Research

Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research

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