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GAELS Project Final Report: Information environment for engineering

Joint, N. and Ashworth, S. and McLellan, E. and Barton, J. and Kemp, B. (2001) GAELS Project Final Report: Information environment for engineering. [Report]

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Abstract

The GAELS project was a collaboration commenced in 1999 between Glasgow University Library and Strathclyde University Library with two main aims: · to develop collaborative information services in support of engineering research at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde · to develop a CAL (computer-aided learning package) package in advanced information skills for engineering research students and staff The project was funded by the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC) from their Strategic Change Initiative funding stream, and funding was awarded initially for one year, with an extension of the grant for a further year. The project ended in June 2001. The funding from SHEFC paid for two research assistants, one based at Glasgow University Library working on collaborative information services and one based at Strathclyde University Library developing courseware. Latterly, after these two research assistants left to take up other posts, there has been a single researcher based at Glasgow University Library. The project was funded to investigate the feasibility of new services to the Engineering Faculties at both Universities, with a view to making recommendations for service provision that can be developed for other subject areas.