RIN Study on Researchers and Discovery Services

The Research Information Network has released an interesting study aimed at assessing ‘the perceptions of resource discovery services by academic researchers in the UK’.The report is lengthy, but the executive summary makes for interesting reading, especially the varying perceptions by librarians of what the researchers need, and the views of the researchers themselves.


  1. Hi Ruth,

    Thanks for writing about our report – we don’t have much coverage on the blogosphere and we’re always looking for honest feedback.

    You make a good point about the length of the report! I’ve uploaded the executive summary as a separate document to download from our website, in case your readers will find it more accessible.

    Hope all else is well in Oxford.
    Best wishes
    (rin communications officer)