The STOREE Project seeks to address two main research questions:
How can research be more accessible, relevant to, and useful for non-academic audiences?
- Work with institutional partners and community groups to develop a framework for community-based Knowledge Exchange (KX) to provide theoretical grounding and guidance for the research.
- Evaluate and iteratively enhance dissemination platforms used by partner organizations that enable wider access to and use of scholarly research.
- Co-create and evaluate non-traditional genres of research dissemination.
- Build capacity of community groups to find, evaluate, share and use research (i.e., information literacy).
How can researchers be supported in changing scholarly practices, including how they disseminate research and interact with research populations?
- Position libraries/librarians to be integral actors in knowledge exchange, to complement their existing roles in research and scholarly communication.
- Support next-generation researchers to collect and disseminate research in socially relevant and accessible ways.
The STOREE Project is funded through a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant. Our current partners include: the University of British Columbia (UBC) Library, Simon Fraser University Library, The UBC Learning Exchange, and the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use.