Research Information Needs Workshops 2008 - 10AM - 12PM

Research Information Needs Workshop

Research Information Needs: A Joint ITS and VUW Library Project

Do you have ideas about information resources, technologies and skills that would help your research, now and in the future?

We're seeking staff and PhD students for a series of upcoming workshops that aim to identify the information needs of researchers at VUW.

Your input will be used to inform strategic planning for ITS, the Library, and other units with responsibilities for:
  • information resources - databases, digital collections, websites and search engines
  • information technologies - tools researchers use to manage all aspects of their research, from data collection and analysis through to publishing results
  • communication technologies - tools and services for staying in touch with other researchers in your discipline, at VUW, around NZ, and globally
  • training - the skills needed to help researchers get the most out of information resources and technologies.

About the workshops

Workshops will run for 2 hours. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided on arrival.

Facilitators from ITS and the Library will lead discussion on topics and questions such as:
  • What current information tools and services do you use? How well do these meet you needs?
  • How do you think your research will change in the future? What kinds of new information services and tools do you need to support the kinds of research you would like be doing in 2010 or 2015?

Dates and times

Five workshops will be run on the Kelburn and Pipitea campuses during March.
Monday3 March 200810-12PipiteaRutherford House MZ05
Wednesday5 March 200810-12KelburnHunter 407
Friday7 March 200810-12Kelburn6 Wai-te-Ata Rd 101
Tuesday11 March 200810-12KelburnRobert Stout 202
Thursday13 March 200810-12KelburnRobert Stout 202


Online registration is available at :


For more information about the workshops, contact (Sam Searle, ext. 6613).