Research Grants

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, “Trust and Authority in Scholarly Communications in the Light of the Digital Transition,” Principal Investigator, $271,000. September 1, 2012-November 2013.

JISC U.K. (Joint Information Systems Committee), Scholarly journal information-seeking: measuring activity and value. Principal Investigator, $77,000. Jan 2011-Dec 2011.

IMLS, Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC), sub-recipient to the Univ. of Illinois. UT portion, $316,656. Co-Project Director. August 1, 2010-July 31, 2013.

IMLS, Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries (Lib-Value). Principal Investigator. $1 million. December 1, 2009-November 30, 2012.

NSF, DataNet, DataONE (Observation Network for Earth). Part of an international team led by William Michener, P.I., University of New Mexico. University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences portion, $3.1 million. Co-leader of the Assessment and Usability Working Group and member of the Management Team. 2009-2013.

USGS, Increasing Biodiversity Information Sources (IBIS), Principal Investigator, total for 3 years: $498,298. 2009-2011.

IMLS, ScienceLinks2: Phd. Co-Principal Investigator, $711,726 from IMLS, 2009-2013, total project cost $1,280,454.

University College London, subcontracting on a project for U.K. Research Information Network (RIN). $20,277. March 2009-January 2010.

Publishing Research Consortium, “Scholarly Journal Brands: A Study of Power and Perception,” $20,000. 2009-2010.

Elsevier, “Return on Investment” of e-journals to academic libraries: Phase 2, Principal Investigator, 2008-2009.

CSA, Project to evaluate “Deep Indexing”, co-Principal Investigator, 2006.

IMLS, “The Growth of Democracy in Tennessee: A Grass-Roots Approach to Volunteer Voices,” Head of evaluation team, 2005-2008. Total $938,580, SIS portion $150,000.

IMLS, National Leadership Grants for Libraries, Research & Demonstration, “Maximizing Library Investments in Digital Collections Through Better Data Gathering and Analysis (MaxData),” Principal Investigator. $446,988. December 2004-2008.

IEEE, Grant to study communication patterns of high tech engineers in the United States and India, Co-Principal Investigator, 2005-2007.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Contract to survey and analyze journal reading patterns of Pediatricians, Co-Principal Investigator, 2004.

Council on Library and Information Resources. Contract to analyze and critique research studies on user behavior with electronic resources. $24,500. October 2002 – May 2003.

NSF, National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education (SMETE) Digital Library (NSDL) program grant, Principal Investigator. $251,961. Sept. 2001-2003.

American Astronomical Society (AAS) . Survey of AAS members about their use of print and electronic journals. As part of a NASA grant, Summer-Fall 2001; Spring 2003. $15,000.

University of Tennessee, Interdisciplinary Council on Computational and Information Sciences. Seed-money grant to continue research on scholarly journals and explore opportunities for seeking external funding for projects with the University Libraries. With Linda Phillips, Hodges Library. $8,800. 2001.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Professional Development Award from the Vice-Provost’s Office to revise and resubmit grant to NSF, December 2000-May 2001. $3,500.

Engineering Information Foundation. December 2000-June 2001. $7,000 to do a comprehensive literature review of scholarly communication of Engineers, with D.W. King.

Corporate research gifts to study electronic journal use among scientists, Principal Investigator, 1999-2000: $26,900. 2001: $10,000. 2002: $10,000. Continues work begun in 1995 under a SLA grant with D.W. King.

Corporate research gift to study simultaneous use of online databases in libraries, 1997, Principal Investigator, $25,000. Project was completed in fall 2000.

Instructional Technology Center, University of Tennessee, grant to develop a "Virtual Digital Laboratory" for the core curriculum, co-investigator with 5 other SIS faculty, 1997.

Special Libraries Association Steven I. Goldspiel Memorial Research Grant to study "The Impact of Electronic Publishing on Special Libraries in the Future," 1995-1997, $20,000. Principal Investigator with co-investigator Donald W. King.

Rural health care clearinghouse and database specifications, 1991-1992, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, subcontract to U.H. School of Social Work, $15,000. Co-investigator with Gerald W. Lundeen.

Council on Library Resources, grant to study "Users and Uses of Full Text Databases," 1988-1989, $2,900.