Once the hashtag #UKAnthroLib was announced, we were off!
After a great introduction from UCL's own Lesley Pitman, Bryony Ramsden spoke about her experience of conducting ethnographic research as part of her Ph.D. in academic library user behaviour.
- — Jane Secker (@jsecker)Mon, Mar 31 2014 09:46:26Very true that libraries and HE collect many stats that don't tell us what people are doing or what they expect from library #UKAnthroLib
- — Donna Lanclos (@DonnaLanclos)Mon, Mar 31 2014 10:04:22Students multitask in libraries, book flights, engage in SMS, how we all live our lives, doing many things at once #UKAnthroLib
Bryony then did a quick Q&A session...
- — Donna Lanclos (@DonnaLanclos)Mon, Mar 31 2014 10:04:53Question about trends and changes--can we count on what we see in the beginning representing what is happening at the end? #UKAnthroLib
- — Donna Lanclos (@DonnaLanclos)Mon, Mar 31 2014 10:08:52We are told we have to do surveys, forces us to justify interest in other (more effective) kinds of data gathering #UKAnthroLib
After Bryony's excellent talk, we heard from Martin Reid and Anna Tuckett who spoke about the LSE Library Ethnography Project.
Martin started off by giving an overview of the project...
- — Donna Lanclos (@DonnaLanclos)Mon, Mar 31 2014 10:12:07
Spaces, places and practices: UCL-IOE joint library anthropology seminar
On Monday 31st March 2014, an invitation-only seminar was held at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies to discuss the various anthropological studies that are being carried out in some UK libraries.
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