One of our librarians had the pleasure to present research at the 8th annual Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference in London this May.
Special topics included:
- Library Worldviews, Designs, and Methods
- Transforming Research Using New Media
- Information Sharing and the Social Impact
- Web Services and Technologies
Some Helpful Hints when Researching:
1. Your problem is not as unique as you think.
2. You have more data than you think.
3. You need less data than you think.
4. More useful methods are more simpler than you think.
Janine Smith, librarian over the Sidney Collier site, presented research relating to her Native American heritage and tribal college library websites.
What she took away from the conference were two important concepts that apply to all producing any type of research whether it is a simple essay or forty-page bibliometric study.
1. Tell the story behind the data. This will help your readers connect to your research.
Data - Intellectual
Stories - Emotional
2. Save the time of the reader. You should consider what is most important for the reader to know and why should they care.
Highlights of the Trip Included:
A trip to Oxford, including viewing Trinity College and the Bodleian Library
St. Paul's Cathedral
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Viewing of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew in the Globe Theatre
A trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare's hometown and final resting place