2013 Research Grant Winners

The CAUL-CBUA Collaborative Research & Innovation Grant is intended to encourage collaborative research across the academic libraries in the region, proposing solutions to practical questions as well as projects which involve structured evidence-based research. Identification of projects of regional interest, which can prove useful in developing research partnerships between practitioners, educators and students is also encouraged.

We would like to congratulate our 2013 grant winners, Creighton Barrett of Dalhousie University and the team of Ryan Lewis, Jeannie Bail and Amanda Power of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Creighton Barrett, Digital Archivist at Dalhousie University Libraries, was awarded a grant of $1000 for his proposed study, Investigation of Sponsorship, Copyright, and Intellectual Property Issues Surrounding Helen Creighton’s Folk Song Recordings. Creighton noted that, “The grant allows me to start developing my personal research interests in a more official capacity. I became interested in archives as a career after conducting research on the Helen Creighton fonds as a music student at Acadia University, so I am really pleased to be able to continue that research now that I am in my new role as Digital Archivist.”

Ryan Lewis, Jeannie Bail and Amanda Power of the Queen Elizabeth II Library at Memorial University were awarded a grant of $1000 for their study entitled Internationalization and the Academic Library: What Are We Offering?  Canadian campuses are increasingly internationalized places, due in part to growing enrollments of students from other counties.  This research study, based on a survey of Canadian campus libraries, offers a snapshot of what kinds of library programmes and services are being made available to students from other parts of the world, as well as where these students are coming from.  CAUL-CBUA's support will be a valuable contribution to the dissemination of the study's findings.