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People in LISU


Claire Creaser

Interests and experience

I am a Chartered Statistician and have worked in the library and information sector since 1994. As Director of LISU, I am involved in a wide range of research and consultancy projects, responsible for the management of the unit as well as ensuring the quality and reliability of the various data collections and analyses which are undertaken.

My main research interests are in the areas of:

  • management statistics for libraries and information centres in all sectors; in particular the use of quantitative data to evaluate and improve library management and performance, and the development of relevant and appropriate methodologies to facilitate this; and
  • scholarly communication, with particular reference to researcher behaviours and attitudes to open access to research outputs

Current research

  • Scholarly communication
  • Academic library performance and value
  • Managing access to the Internet in public libraries
  • Visually impaired readers

External activities

Chair of the British Standards Institute committee for Library and Publishing Statistics
Member of the Royal Statistical Society Statistics User Forum
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

Selected publications

Publications: [Details]

Contact details

Tel +44 (0) 1509 635682



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