Developing a research culture and scholarship plan in information studies

Middleton, Michael R., Bruce, Christine S., Partridge, Helen L., & Edwards, Sylvia L. (2006) Developing a research culture and scholarship plan in information studies. In Lloyd, Anne & Pymm, Bob (Eds.) Research Applications in Information and Library Studies Seminar (RAILS 2). Charles Sturt University Centre for Information Studies, Wagga Wagga, NSW, pp. 11-22.


Information research may take many forms. When the researchers are situated within an information technology faculty, there is a natural orientation towards the technology and the systems that make possible the use of the technology. Despite this, a focus on information itself and its effective utilisation can be achieved in an environment that may otherwise be more concerned with the technology than the information that the technology carries. This focus can contribute to research that has a systems orientation, as well as both foster and be fostered by interdisciplinary work in areas such as education, management and psychology. Here we explain the development of a research program in ‘information use’ within the Socio-technical systems theme of the School of Information Systems at QUT. Our emphasis is on the processes – research supervision, industry linkage, consultancy, grant development, conference contribution and publication - that have advanced the development of the research group. We also provide a summary of research projects in the form of models that are being developed to help illuminate the research frameworks.

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ID Code: 2092
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 2nd Research Applications in Information and Library Studies Seminar, National Library of Australia Canberra, 16-17 September 2005
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Keywords: Research process, Information management, Librarianship, HERN
ISBN: 1876938250
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > OTHER LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (209900) > Language Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified (209999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Charles Sturt University Centre for Information Studies
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Deposited On: 08 Aug 2006 00:00
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