The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) conducts, commissions and contracts, supports, encourages and promotes research to move library and information services profession and industry forward.
Miss Anne Harrison (1923-1992) was librarian-in-charge of the Brownless Medical Library at the University of Melbourne (1949-1983), and founder of the Central Medical Library Organization (1953-1994). She helped pioneer the introduction of Medline into Australia, and was a founder of the Australian Medical Librarians Group in the early 1970s, and later of the LAA Medical Librarians Section (now ALIA Health Libraries Australia).
This document outlines:
- Why LIS research matters
- How ALIA supports research
- How ALIA underpins creates, disseminates and promotes LIS research
- Priority outcomes
ALIA National 2016 Conference, 29 August-2 September 2016 Adelaide: engage create lead.
A poster paper describing a research project funded in part by the 2014 ALIA Research Grant Award.
This research lies at the emerging field of human information interaction and retrieval (CHIIR), with particular emphasis on user-centred approaches to information retrieval. The project included designing and conducting a user experiment to assess the effect of displayed Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms on gaze and search behaviour.