OCLC Researcher Lynn Silipigni Connaway Interviewed in JISC Podcast About the Changing Ways People Look for Information

Connaway discusses her recent JISC-supported research, which brings together a number of different studies in the area, as well as how researchers "bounce" and "squirrel" and what that means for the library of the future.

In this 14-minute podcast, Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway talks to JISC's Nicola Yeeles about findings from her recent work, which reviews, compares, and analyzes twelve studies commissioned and/or supported by non-profit organizations and government agencies.

The resulting synthesis makes it easier for information professionals to understand the information-seeking behaviors of the libraries' intended users and to review the issues associated with the development of information services and systems that will best meet these users' needs.

This work was conducted as part of JISC's project "Towards a Profile of the Researcher of Today." The report summarizes each of the selected studies, identifies common findings, and draws implications for libraries.

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JISC Podcast: What does the digital information seeker look like?

Related Report: The Digital Information Seeker: Report of findings from selected OCLC, RIN and JISC user behaviour projects
Overview and report access: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/reports/2010/digitalinformationseekers.aspx
Summary briefing paper: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/briefingpapers/2010/bpdigitalinfoseekerv1.aspx

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

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.

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Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Robert C. Bolander
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research