Archive for Research


Currently working on creating a timeline of all the events that I feel are important to take us to the time and place upon which we start to consider how libraries need to become more sustainable. I’ll post it up soon for comment, to see if there’s anything else that I ought to add in.

Literature searching

It’s time to buckle down now and get started on some literature searching. I know that I’ve been teaching people how to do literature searching for such a long time, but now that it’s my turn, it’s a little intimidating.

So, from what I used to teach people, here is what I need to do:

  1. Leave no stone unturned
  2. Start with generic Library databases and construct some search strings that bring back results
  3. Set search alerts
  4. Broaden search to other databases (this won’t be hard considering that the UniSA library only has TWO databases listed under the subject heading of “Library“).
  5. Identify any key/useful journal titles and subscribe to table of contents alerts.

See, not that hard really is it?

Research proposals

Clarifies thinking, it’s used as a road map

The proposal needs to be done to evaluate the feasibility of my plan (hey, I know it’s worthwhile!!!!),  just have to convince them… and keep them distracted by it, so that I can get on with what I’m doing.