JISC recently issues a call for studies to analyse the benefit and impact of digital resources.
Simon Tanner (King’s Digital Consultancy Services, King’s College London) and Pete Dalton (Evidence Base, University of Central Birmingham) have won the call, and are now starting the four month project, sifting through a mess of extant evidence and also working with funders, programmes, projects and other relevant stakeholders to build their argument.
The study will concentrate on four main areas:
- Meeting and advancing research needs
- Bringing collections out of the dark
- Stimulating the economy, underpinning competitiveness and developing skills
- Reaching out and building communities
The final report and related outputs are scheduled to be released in July 2010. More information is available from the webpage on the JISC website.