**With apologies for cross-posting**
I am working on a project that aims to support LIS practitioners in accessing resources that will help them improve their practice. You can read about my project here: http://lisresearch.org/2012/06/23/lis-research-linking-system-prototype/
In short, I am hoping to build a prototype system that will serve as a central community-maintained access point to link to useful information about LIS practitioner research work and other “small” projects.
I am particularly interested in how my system might capture discussions that take place on JISC mailing lists such as this one where someone (1) posts a question to a mailing list; (2) gathers data from others who offer their opinions, expertise, and stories of their own experience of the matter in question; (3) analyses the data gathered; then (4) (sometimes, but not always) posts a summary of the findings to the list. As an example I could give is this message posted by Matt Holland to LIS-INFOSKILLS and LIS-RESEARCH SUPPORT https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=lis-infoliteracy;a176f647.02, and the summary given at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=lis-infoliteracy;b1d593f7.02
The blog posting at http://lisresearch.org/2012/06/23/lis-research-linking-system-prototype/ explains my approach to the project. I would like to ask list members for feedback on my approach. So if anyone can share ideas about (1) possible platforms for my system or (2) resources to which it should point, I would be most grateful.
This work is part of my internship with Professor Hazel Hall at Edinburgh Napier University, where I am helping on projects related to the LIS Research Coalition, including DREaM (Developing Research Excellence and Methods: http://lisresearch.org/dream-project/) and RiLIES (Research in Librarianship Impact Evaluation Study: http://lisresearch.org/rilies-project/) .
I will collate the feedback to my questions here and provide a summary to the list. I will also be posting more on this project soon on the LIS Research Coalition web site.
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