Summer Innovation: Transcribed Interviews for Info Anthropologists

Summer Innovation: Transcribed Interviews for Info Anthropologists

Old photo of two people browsing in the library stacksA group of information science researchers here at the Missouri State University Libraries has undertaken a major study of the information needs and habits of MSU faculty members. As we all know, information technologies, resources, behaviors, needs, and expectations have changed significantly in recent years. The “Meeting Faculty Where They Start” study, begun in January of 2015, is using survey and interviewing methodologies to gain knowledge about the current scholarly information seeking and behavior habits of 24 faculty members from the seven colleges of Missouri State University. Library employees involved in this major study include Lynn Cline (emeritus), Bill Edgar, Scott Fisher, Grace Jackson-Brown, Jan Johnson, and Andrea Miller. A summer innovation grant is being used to create typed transcriptions of the audio recordings of the interviews, which will expedite coding and analysis.


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