> ELSEVIER/LIRG RESEARCH AWARD
> The Library and Information Research Group invites applications for the
> 2000 Elsevier/LIRG Research Award. The purpose of the Award is to
> encourage research and innovation in library and information science. It
> is intended that particular attention will be paid to proposals intended to
> improve the accessibility, retrievability and usefulness of information.
> The maximum value of the Award is > £1000.
> Previous winners of the Award have included:
> # John Brockman (Ministry of Defence) for his work on quality assurance in
> library and information services
> # A team from Loughborough and Leicester Universities for their work on
> developing a hypermedia museum information system
> # Jo Drew of Manchester Metropolitan University to fund travel to China to
> investigate business information in trade and business relationships
> between China and the UK
> # Elisabeth Davenport of Indiana University and Queen Margaret College,
> Edinburgh for work on costing and charging for academic networked services
> in the UK.
> # David Allen of Sheffield University to investigate information
> strategies, teaching/learning strategies and the transformation of the HE
> # Mark Gillham and Kathy Buckner of Queen Margaret College for a study of
> access strategies of home users of interactive multimedia CD-ROM
> information systems.
> # Susan Copeland of Robert Gordon University to undertake a study of
> electronic theses.
> # Jonathan Willson of Manchester Metropolitan University for a study of
> privacy and confidentiality of Internet use in public libraries
> # Elizabeth Gadd of Loughborough University for a study on copyright
> clearance issues relating to Higher Education Libraries
> The Award may be used to defray research expenses (eg travel, postage
> costs) to fund attendance at high level meetings or to fund a study tour.
> However, a clear overall aim for the research must be stated: visits for
> general professional development will not be considered.
> There is no application form, and proposals may be made in any suitable
> form. As guidance, it is suggested that the following should be included:
> ~· A description of the proposed research, including a title, the
> objective(s), the methodology, the expected timescale, and any other
> related work (by the proposer or others)
> ~· A financial projection, including all anticipated expenditure, which
> will be used as the basis on which any award if assessed. Where it is
> proposed to use funding from other sources to supplement the Award this
> should be clearly stated. Proposers should note that Elsevier/LIRG Award
> should be the principal source of funding for the research.
> ~· Curriculum vitae of proposer
> Proposals must reach the LIRG Awards and Prizes Officer, Noeleen Cookman,
> David Haynes Associates, Signet House, 49-51 Farringdon Road London EC1M
> Telephone: 020 7242 4849 Fax: 020 7242 4858
> [Email: [log in to unmask]]
> by 31st. October 2000. Informal discussion of proposals is welcomed.
> Many thanks
> Noeleen Cookman
> LIRG Awards & Prizes Officer
> David Haynes Associates
> Signet House
> 49-51 Farringdon Road
> EC1M 3JP
> Tel: 020 7242 4849
> Fax: 020 7242 4858
> Email: [log in to unmask]