Strand 3: promotion of good practice in information handling and data management
Identifying and promoting best practice in information literacy training and development across the HE and research sectors can be a useful way of encouraging institutions to adapt or improve their approach to such activity. It facilitates knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer exchange, and can help to develop communities of practice. But although setting out best practice is a fairly obvious activity to pursue, seeking out and presenting appropriate and relevant instances is not without its challenges. RIDLs is looking to set out a critical mass of between 10 and 20 examples that cover a useful range of approaches and aspects of IL, as well as a good cross-section of institutions.
On behalf of RIDLs, RIN and SCONUL have teamed up to work on this task, and in September 2012 jointly recruited a project officer, part of whose role is to identify, document and present up to a dozen cases of good practice from the library sector (examples from outsige the library realm will be identified separately). This is being undertaken under the auspices of the Research Information Literacy and Digital Scholarlship project (RILADS). An initial longlist of cases was identified and documented by the end of 2012, with descriptions of the various training activities and resources based on the criteria set out under strand 2 of the RIDLs programme. In the early part of 2013, these cases were further analysed and whittled down. A final list of 15 examples is in the course of being finalised and documented. It is expected that, by the end of May 2013, these will b presented appropriately, disseminated through RIDLs member organisations and flagged in key online resources such as Jorum and Vitae’s database of practice.
Last update: 1 May 2013