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Computopia Revisited: Yoneji Masuda’s Realistic Utopianism

Journal Article
Duff, A., & Ito, Y. (in press)
Computopia Revisited: Yoneji Masuda’s Realistic Utopianism. Keio communication review, 42,
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. (in press)
Privacy Fundamentalism: An Essay on Social Responsibility. Journal of Information Ethics,
No abstract available.

UK public library roles and value: a focus group analysis

Journal Article
Appleton, L., Hall, H., Duff, A., & Raeside, R. (2018)
UK public library roles and value: a focus group analysis. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 50(3), (275-283). ISSN 0961-0006
Findings from a study of the advantages and disadvantages accrued by individuals from their public library use, and the impact of this on citizenship at individual and communi...

Undermining our data: implications for trust in the population census

Presentation / Conference
Killick, L., Duff, A. S., Deakin, M. & Hall, H. (2017, June)
Undermining our data: implications for trust in the population census. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3), Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
This paper draws on empirical work conducted as part of a multi-method research study funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It is concerned with public p...

Demonstrating the impact of the public library on citizenship development in the UK: focus group findings

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Appleton, L., Duff, A., Hall, H. & Raeside, R. (2017, June)
Demonstrating the impact of the public library on citizenship development in the UK: focus group findings. Paper presented at i3: information: interactions and impact, Aberdeen, Scotland
Introduction This paper presents the findings of a research project that seeks to understand how public libraries operate and demonstrate value and social impact. The research...

Contra Bentham: ethical information policy in the PanopticEon

Journal Article
Duff, A. S., & Bentham, C. (2017)
Contra Bentham: ethical information policy in the PanopticEon. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1), 93-111
The article addresses the problem of surveillance within the framework of ethical information policy. Jeremy Bentham’s plan for a panoptic penitentiary is subjected to forensi...

Using a longitudinal focus group methodology to measure the value and impact of public libraries

Conference Proceeding
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 Proceedings
Introduction 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...

Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making

Journal Article
Forrest, E., & Duff, A. S. (2017)
Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1),
The use of blogs to communicate ideas, opinions and knowledge has grown over the past two decades. Social media platforms have facilitated the rise of hybridised forms of writ...

The Fellowship of the Net

Journal Article
Duff, A. S. (2017)
The Fellowship of the Net. International Journal of Public Theology, 11(2), 188-210. https://doi.org/10.1163/15697320-12341482
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...

Privacy: An Endangered Species?

Presentation / Conference
Duff, A. (2017, March)
Privacy: An Endangered Species?. Presented at Rotary Club, Cumbernauld
‘Privacy: an endangered species?’ was the theme of Alistair Duff’s invited dinner speech at the Rotary Club of Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, 22 March 2017. This half-hour ta...

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