Appleton, L., Duff, A. S., Hall, H. & Raeside, R. (in press). Using a longitudinal focus group methodology to measure the value and impact of public libraries. In Conference ProceedingsISBN tbc
There is a general acceptance that public libraries contribute to ‘community’, and at least have the potential to have a very positive impact on civil society. (V...
Killick, L., Duff, A., Hall, H. & Deakin, M. (2016). Power to the Population? the population census under review. In ACTIS 2015, 27-34
Many regard the population census as the backbone of national statistics. It is also regarded as a national institution; a data source held in high regard by the academic, pol...
Duff, A. (2014). Time to close curtains on Big Brother
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Information Revolutionaries? Silicon Valley and Social Transformation. A Carnegie travel grant to carry out project work in USA
Arts & Humanities Research Council
InGSoc (Informing the Good Society: New Directions in Information Policy) is a three-year project, funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council standard grant. The project, whose common thread is...
Dr Alistair Duff visited the Lippmann Papers (Walter Lippman’s personal archives and associated materials) at Yale University in autumn 2011.
Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), although not enjoying a cur...
25 May 2016
25 May 2016
Professor Alistair Duff gave a public lecture on privacy, Tuesday 24 May 2016, as part of Edinburgh Napier University's School of Arts and Creative Industries Degree Show Exhi...
15 April 2016
15 April 2016
The concluding meeting of the InGSoc Project took place on Friday 15 April 2016. The one-day symposium, set in the august surroundings of Merchiston Tower boardroom (wh...
Duff, A. (2003). Social welfare aspects of information with special reference to news. In Proceedings of the IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) International Conference on e-Society, 773-776. ISBN 972-98947-0-1
The information society thesis, according to which economically advanced nations are undergoing transformation into post-industrial, information-based societies, can, with cav...
Duff, A. (2002). Informatisation: the four electronic dispensations.
Duff, A. (2001). Social democracy and information media policy.
Duff, A. (2001). The field of information society studies II. The politics of information
Duff, A. (2014). Key principles of the good information society. In Kommers, P. & Isaias, P. (Eds.). Proceedings of 13th IADIS International Conference on e-Society, 175-182. ISBN 978-989-8533-32-6
Duff, A. (2005). Laying a foundation of fact: the Fabian story and the information society
Duff, A. (2009). New media & information: convergences & divergences (CD Rom). In New Media & Information: Convergences & DivergencesISBN 9789606746055
Duff, A. (2009). Rethinking the digital divide: from philanthropy to isonomia.. ISBN 9789606746055
The digital divide has been, at least until very recently, a major theme in policy as well as interdisciplinary academic circles across the world, as well as at a collective g...
Duff, A. (in press). The Fellowship of the Net. International Journal of Public Theology. ISSN 1872-5171
The article revisits the tradition of religious socialism as a potential resource for the information age. It begins with a detailed exposition and defence of the ideas of net...
Duff, A. S. (2017). On Political ePunditry*. Journalism Studies. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2017.1279981. ISSN 1461-670X
The article develops the concept of ePunditry, a putative new lens through which to view the work of political blogging and associated digital modes. It starts by describing t...
Duff, A. S. & Bentham, C. (in press). Information policy in the PanopticEon. Journal of Information Ethics. 26(1)ISSN 1061-9321
Forrest, E. & Duff, A. S. (in press). Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making. Journal of Information Ethics. 26(1). ISSN 1061-9321
Information society studies has emerged as an important field of interdisciplinary research, illustrated by the success of The Information Society: An International Journal, and the newer British-base...
This thesis describes the development of the HI-risk method to assess socio-tec...
Leo Appleton's PhD research explores the impact of libraries on citizenship. He is...
This study uses an ethnographic approach (participant observation in conjunction with indepth group and individual inte...