Resource Discovery workshop22 March 2011Portland Place, London

The amount of online resources and data is increasingly rapidly and, particularly in the current economic climate, it is essential that researchers obtain maximum benefit from these resources.

In order to achieve this we need more understanding of how researchers go about looking for resources, where they turn to for guidance, how they make judgements about resources. These topics will be covered in the first part of the meeting. In the afternoon speakers will focus on ways in which advances in technology can promote discovery and enhance access.

In recent years there has been a very considerable amount of work in both these areas, much funded by JISC. The aim of this meeting is to bring together some of those who have been conducting these studies to share information and learn from each other. The emphasis will be on identifying results that can feed into recommendations over what action is needed to ensure the optimal take-up of these resources.