Spiteri and Tarulli's project is "The Public Library Catalogue as a Social Space: Usability Studies of User Interaction with Social Discovery Systems."
Chen and Albee will examine the "Impact of Open Source Library Automation System on Public Library Users."
Stvilia and Jörgensen will work on "Assessing the Reuse Value of Socially Created Metadata for Image Indexing."
OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grants support research that advances librarianship and information science, promotes independent research to help librarians integrate new technologies into areas of traditional competence, and contributes to a better understanding of the library environment. Full-time academic faculty (or the equivalent) in schools of library and information science worldwide are eligible to apply for grants of up to $15,000.
ALISE, the Association for Library and Information Science Education, is a non-profit organization that serves as the intellectual home of university faculty in graduate programs in library and information science in North America.