CAUL-CBUA is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Collaborative Research and Innovation Grant!
Alison Ambi, Science Research Liaison Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries, will be awarded $1,000 to help support their project, Does Library Data Want to be Free?
In her proposal, Alison emphasizes that, although libraries spend much time focused on advocating for open data, building infrastructures to support open data sharing by our researchers, and teaching users to find open data; academic libraries themselves seem to be reluctant "to routinely and openly share the data that they collect about the costs and use of their services and resources". The proposed research will explore:
The CAUL-CBUA Collaborative Research and Innovation Grant is intended to encourage collaborative research across the academic libraries in the region, proposing solutions to practical questions as well as projects which involve structured evidence-based research. We are pleased to continue offering support to researchers in the region and look forward to the results of Alison's study.