The rationale for the DREaM: Developing Research Excellence and Methods Project


  • Hazel Hall
  • Stephanie Kenna
  • Charles Oppenheim



methodology, conference, workshop, research methods


The article describes the background to the development of the DREaM project, which is aimed at expanding the range of skills of UK-based researchers in the LIS field, and at developing a network of active researchers, both in academia and amongst LIS practitioners. The project, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council involves two major conferences and a number of workshops throughout the UK starting in July 2011. Details of the events, and how the project will be evaluated, are provided.

Author Biographies

Hazel Hall

Professor Hazel Hall is the Director of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. She is the Principal Investigator of the DREaM project.

Stephanie Kenna

Stephanie Kenna works part-time for the Library and Information Science Research Coalition, having been involved in its development since 2006. She formerly held various positions at the British Library, including that of Research Analyst in the Research and Development Department. She provides support for the DREaM project.

Charles Oppenheim

Former Professor of Information Science, and Head of Department of Information Science, Loughborough University






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