Use of diaries in library and information research

Deborah Goodall

Abstract


This article explores the limited use, and limitations on use, of the diary within the context of LIS research. The author is currently working on a BLRDD funded project**, examining library support for franchised courses in higher education, which is utilizing the diary method to record library use by
students. A brief literature review, searching for examples of successful diaries and models of good practice, was not as informative as had been expected, so this discussion aims to highlight some useful sources.

Keywords


diaries; BLRDD funded project; franchised courses; higher education; good practice; useful sources; methodology; log

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CILIP Registered Charity no 313014

ISSN 1756-1086 (Online)