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Workplace information literacy: Measures and methodological challenges

Journal Article
Widén, G., Ahmad, F., Nikou, S., Ryan, B., & Cruickshank, P. (2021)
Workplace information literacy: Measures and methodological challenges. Journal of Information Literacy, 15(2), https://doi.org/10.11645/15.2.2812
This paper focuses information literacy (IL) from a methodological perspective, addressing quantitative IL measures, suitable for evaluating the role of IL in supporting work...

The RIVAL project: how to build a new network from scratch; how to adapt to enforced online delivery

Presentation / Conference
Ryan, B. (2021, June)
The RIVAL project: how to build a new network from scratch; how to adapt to enforced online delivery. Paper presented at CILIPS, Online
The RIVAL project (https://lisrival.com) aimed to build a ‘collaborative network of Scotland-based Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers and practising library and...

Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries

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Panneels, I., Terras, M., Jones, C., Helgason, I., & Komorowski, M. (2021)
Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries. https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/plugging-the-data-gap-freelance-and-self-employed-workers-in-the-creative-industries
The lack of data on the self-employed and freelance workforce is a particularly severe problem for the creative industries, which are disproportionately made up of freelancers...

When to (or not to) trust intelligent machines: Insights from an evolutionary game theory analysis of trust in repeated games

Journal Article
Perrett, C., Powers, S. T., & Han, T. A. (2021)
When to (or not to) trust intelligent machines: Insights from an evolutionary game theory analysis of trust in repeated games. Cognitive Systems Research, 68, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsys.2021.02.003
The actions of intelligent agents, such as chatbots, recommender systems, and virtual assistants are typically not fully transparent to the user. Consequently , users take the...

Information Literacy Workshops: Trials and tribulations of Public Engagement within a pandemic

Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D., Salzano, R., & Ryan, B. (in press)
Information Literacy Workshops: Trials and tribulations of Public Engagement within a pandemic. In European Conference on Information Literacy 2021 Poster Proceedings
Project Aim: This internally funded Public Engagement| project was aimed at engaging the public of Edinburgh to provide learning opportunities on Information Literacy and onli...

Delphi Study of Risk to Individuals who Disclose Personal Information Online

Journal Article
Haynes, D., & Robinson, L. (in press)
Delphi Study of Risk to Individuals who Disclose Personal Information Online. Journal of Information Science, https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551521992756
A two-round Delphi study was conducted to explore priorities for addressing online risk to individuals. A corpus of literature was created based on 69 peer-reviewed articles ...

The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts

Journal Article
Coleman, S., Terras, M., Thornton, P., Smyth, M., Schafer, B., Drost, S., …Speed, C. (2021)
The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts. Big Data and Society, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1177/20539517211006165
How can digitised assets of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums be reused to unlock new value? What are the implications of viewing large-scale cultural heritage data a...

Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (2020)
Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings. Information Research, 25(4), https://doi.org/10.47989/irpaper880
Introduction. Prior research in Information Science often uses constructs from Social Exchange Theory to explain online information sharing. Exchange theories have a strong fo...

Computopia Revisited: Yoneji Masuda’s Realistic Utopianism

Journal Article
Duff, A., & Ito, Y. (2020)
Computopia Revisited: Yoneji Masuda’s Realistic Utopianism. Keio communication review, 42(3), 53-74
Utopianism has always had a bad press. The whole genre, not least classics such as Thomas More’s Utopia (More, 1516), Robert Owen’s New View of Society (Owen, 1813), and Willi...

Privacy Fundamentalism: An Essay on Social Responsibility

Journal Article
Duff, A. S. (2020)
Privacy Fundamentalism: An Essay on Social Responsibility. Journal of Information Ethics, 29(1), 13-29
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Let's Play Wester Hailes: Community Produced Video Games of Edinburgh

2021 - 2022
This project aims to engage children and young people with the computer games industry. Working with WHALE Arts we will build games and upload them onto bespoke arcade machines. The games created wi...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £25,708

COG-MHEAR: Towards cognitively-inspired, 5G-IoT enabled multi-modal hearing aids

2021 - 2025
Embracing the multimodal nature of speech presents both opportunities and challenges for hearing assistive technology: on the one hand there are opportunities for the design of new multimodal audio-vi...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £3,259,000

Festival UK 2022

2020 - 2021
This is an application for a funded R&D process to develop a bid for Festival 2022. Festival UK* 2022 will be ten open, original, optimistic, large-scale and extraordinary acts of public engagement t...
Funder: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Value: £4,800

CiViL: Common-sense- and Visual-enhanced natural Language generation

2020 - 2023
One of the most compelling problems in Artificial Intelligence is to create computational agents capable of interacting in real-world environments using natural language. Computational agents such as ...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £280,060

Hyperheuristics for infrastructure system optimisation

2020 - 2020
Continuum Industries novel software tech allows engineers to automate their work and evaluate millions of possible combinations of design parameters. Primary application lies in linear infrastructure ...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £19,599

Social media by proxy: Managing online information for adults with dementia

2019 - 2019
As social media use by older people increases, along with an increased rate of dementia diagnoses, the management or oversight of social networking sites by carers is likely to increase. This research...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £9,534

Critical Infrastructure Protection & ICT Gender Equality (Women in IT) Guest Speaker's Travel Grant

2018 - 2018
1st event: a speaker for the Cyber Security Conference (Critical Infrastructure Protection) (200 words): Industrial Control Systems(ICS) are widely used in critical infrastructure such as nuclear pow...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £600

Walks & Waterfalls Innovation Voucher

2018 - 2018
Walks and Waterfalls is a multi-channel interactive project intended to design and roadmap a blended experience between a fine art photography book, a mobile augmented reality app and physical locatio...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Next Generation Trust Architecture

2018 - 2020
This work will provide proof-of-concept infrastructures and which will be used to create an ecosystem for strong use cases, and thus attract new funding for the building of new health and social care ...
Funder: Digital Health Institute | Value: £149,959

Trisent: Innovation Voucher for Personal Context Data Project

2018 - 2018
This is a small project to initiate an engagement following an unsuccessful application for a larger Data Lab project. Trisent’s core technology is called the Personal Context Management System (PCM...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

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Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives

2019 - date
Peter Cruickshank | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall

Intermediated Reality

2016 - 2020
Real-time solutions to reducing the gap between virtual and physical worlds for photorealistic interactive Augmented Reality (AR) are presented. First, a method of texture deforma...
Dr Llogari Casas Cambra | Director of Studies: Prof Kenny Mitchell | Second Supervisor: Dr Kevin Chalmers

Reputation management in a digital world: The role of online information in the building, management, and evaluation of personal reputations

2013 - 2019
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
Dr Frances Ryan | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

Participation Space Studies: a socio-technical exploration of activist and community groups? use of online and offline spaces to support their work

2011 - 2016
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

Framework for evaluation of e-health platform and services

2010 - 2015
Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. This research proposes an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to pro...
Dr Owen Lo | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Prof Christoph Thuemmler

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth

Autopoietic organisation of knowledge, creativity and innovation: a case study of the automotive manufacturer Daimler AG

2007 - 2012
Abstract Creativity and innovation are very important capabilities within an org...
Dr Jan Auernhammer | Director of Studies: George Stonehouse | Second Supervisor: Prof Hazel Hall

William Hope Hodgson's borderlands: monstrosity, other worlds, and the future at the fin de siecle

2003 - 2009
Dr Emily Alder | Director of Studies: Prof Linda Dryden | Second Supervisor: Sara Wasson

The knowledge trap: an intranet implementation in a corporate environment

1999 - 2004
Prof Hazel Hall | Director of Studies: Prof Lissie Davenport | Second Supervisor: Ann Macintosh

1995 - 1998
Prof Alistair Duff
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Alistair Duff Interviewed: "Coronavirus, the Information Age & 1984!"

8 June 2020
The Asia Scotland Institute has released a vidcast with Professor Alistair Duff, Professor of Information Policy at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh. Professor Duff addresses the extent to which...

Prof Al Duff Featured in Sunday Express

5 October 2019
A revolt is needed to protect our privacy, leading professor claims Professor Alistair Duff insists the rise of technology such as facial recognition (FRT), CCTV and smart devices is robbing us of ou...

Expert Testimony to Scottish Parliament

30 September 2019
Prof Al Duff appeared as an expert witness before the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee. Testifying on behalf of privacy pressure group NO2ID Edinburgh, he answered MSP question about the bill f...

Hazel Hall to receive the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award

11 July 2019
The Association for Information Science and Technology announced Professor Hazel Hall as the winner of the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award.

Centre for Social Informatics researchers report on the long-term value of networking grants

15 February 2018
The Journal of Documentation has recently accepted a journal article by Centre for Social Informatics researchers that considers the long-term value and impact of AHRC network grant funding.

Professor Hazel Hall wins SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017

12 January 2018
Professor Hazel Hall has won the SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017

Prof Alistair Duff Speaks at Holyrood FoI 2017 Conference

6 December 2017
SACI professor of information policy Alistair Duff was invited onto the afternoon panel at the annual Freedom of Information Conference run by Holyrood events. The other panellists were Alastair Brian...

Professor Isto Huvila visits the Centre for Social Informatics

26 November 2017
Professor Isto Huvila of Uppsala University, Sweden visited Scotland in November 2017. As part of his programme he spent some time with colleagues in the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Nap...

Centre for Social Informatics contribute to ASIST2017 in Washington DC

30 October 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics participated at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST2017) in Washington DC on 30th October 2017.

Dr. Simon Powers has been appointed as an Associate Editor for Adaptive Behavior

18 October 2017
Adaptive Behavior is an indexed, international peer reviewed journal that publishes articles on adaptive behavior in biological systems and autonomous artificial systems. Dr. Simon Powers has been inv...