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Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research

Presentation / Conference
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020, October)
Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research. Poster presented at 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology, Virtual
Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including libraries. A literature search and review was completed on the treatment of culture in l...

Towards a Definition of Metaskills

Presentation / Conference
Stephen, K., Muir, L., & Hall, H. (2020, September)
Towards a Definition of Metaskills. Poster presented at ISIC 2020: The Information Behaviour Conference, Pretoria, South Africa
Introduction: The term ‘metaskill’ has been used to mean a range of different types of information-based skill. This poster describes this variation in use across disciplines ...

The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020, September)
The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland. Poster presented at ISIC (Information Seeking in Context) 2020, Pretoria, South Africa
Introduction - Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including those offered in public libraries. Well-established in library research a...

Research Impact Value and Library and Information Science (RIVAL): development, implementation and outcomes of a Scottish network for LIS researchers and practitioners

Conference Proceeding
Hall, H., & Ryan, B. (in press)
Research Impact Value and Library and Information Science (RIVAL): development, implementation and outcomes of a Scottish network for LIS researchers and practitioners. In Proceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
The research-practice gap in Library and Information Science (LIS) is well documented, especially in respect of the difficulties of translating research into practice, and res...

Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Ryan, B. (in press)
Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors. Information Research,
*Introduction: This paper addresses the information practices of hyperlocal democratic representatives, and their acquisition and application of information literacy skills. ...

Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries

Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (in press)
Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries. Information Research, 25,
Introduction - Library researchers are often concerned with the factors that affect individual use of public library resources. To date, culture as a determinant of public lib...

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

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

Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms

Journal Article
Lawson, A., Ryan, F. V., Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (2019)
Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms. Information Research, 24(4),
Introduction. The broad theme of this paper is the use of information to build, manage and evaluate personal reputations. It reports the findings of a study that considered t...

Closing the researcher-practitioner gap: an exploration of the impact of an AHRC networking grant

Journal Article
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2019)
Closing the researcher-practitioner gap: an exploration of the impact of an AHRC networking grant. Journal of Documentation, 75(5), 1056-1081. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-12-2018-0212
Purpose: Results are presented from a study that investigated the extent to which learning gained through participation in three research methods workshops funded by an AHRC n...

Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms

Presentation / Conference
Ryan, F., Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Lawson, A. (2019, June)
Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms. Paper presented at Conceptions of Library and Information Science 10 (CoLIS10), Ljubjana, Slovenia
Introduction. The broad theme of this paper is the use of information to build, manage and evaluate personal reputations. It reports the findings of a study that considered th...
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Research Impact and Value in Library and Information Science (RIVAL) Network

2019 - 2021
To develop a formal Scotland-wide network of LIS researchers and practitioners, to help spread expertise into a connected practitioner community across all LIS sectors through high quality training an...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £20,000

Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM)

2016 - 2016
The findings of this research will contribute to strategies to improve citizen engagement in the democratic process at community level. Community Councillors are a vital link between local communities...
Funder: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals | Value: £9,668

ESRC PhD studentship - J Mowbray & L Jenkins

2014 - 2018
This research studentship will investigate innovation and best practice in skills development in the workplace in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the rest of the UK and other countries. It will exp...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £117,866

Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study 2 (RiLIES2)

2012 - 2012
RiLIES2 was a follow-on project to RiLIES1 (completed in 2011). RiLIES2 was successful in: (1) clarifying the support and training needs of library and information science (LIS) researcher and r...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £21,923

Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES1)

2011 - 2011
Enhancing the impact of LIS Research Projects. RiLIES1 investigated the influence of funded research on practice in UK library and information science (LIS). It  identified factors that increase or ...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £27,945

Developing Research Excellence and Methods (DREaM)

2011 - 2012
This AHRC-funded project aimed to develop a formal UK-wide network of Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers. A key goal of the project was to build capacity and capability in the develop...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £33,466

Library and Information Science Research Coalition

2009 - 2012
The broad mission of the LIS Research Coalition was to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK. Professor Hazel Hall, Director of the Centre for Social Infor...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £76,484

Risk and opportunity in collaborative work

2008 - 2008
Social computing tools for collaboration in work environments. This study set out to establish the main risks and opportunities of the adoption of social computing tools within organizations for colla...
Funder: TFPL | Value: £4,400

The knowledge trap: an intranet implementation in a corporate environment

1999 - 2004
The role of the intranet in knowledge sharing. Primary research investigated in depth a single, maturing intranet in a large, distributed organisation. The qualitative approach that was adopted genera...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £27,209
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The Effect of Culture on Public Library Use amongst new-corner populations

2019 - date
Rachel Salzano | Director of Studies: Dr Gemma Webster | Second Supervisor: Prof Hazel Hall

Evaluating individual engagement with e-Participation systems

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

Youth digital culture co-creation: Measuring social impact in Scotland

2016 - 2019
Alicja Pawluczuk | Director of Studies: Dr Gemma Webster | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

Exploring the development of innovative work behaviour of employees in multiple workplace contexts

2015 - 2020
The Scottish Government and supporting bodies have recognised the importance of innovation for organis...
Mrs Lyndsey Middleton | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Raeside

Social Media as facilitators of tacit knowledge sharing practices amongst public sector employees

2014 - date
This research explores the role, use and value of social media and tacit knowledge sharing practices. I...
Iris Buunk | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective

2014 - 2018
John Mowbray | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Raeside

An investigation into the population census as a tool for building the good society: policy, ethics and social informatics

2013 - date
Lynn Killick | Director of Studies: Prof Alistair Duff | Second Supervisor: Prof Hazel Hall

The 21st century public library in England and Scotland: epistemic, community and political roles in the public sphere

2013 - 2020
Leo Appleton's PhD research explores the impact of libraries on citizenship. He is...
Leo Appleton | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Raeside

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

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
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Professor Hazel Hall wins Jason Farradane Award 2016

6 September 2016
Professor Hazel Hall has won the Jason Farradane Award 2016. The Jason Farradane Award is made to an individual or a group of people in recognition of outstanding work in the information profession....

Professor Hazel Hall appointed to the International Programme Committee of EBLIP9

11 August 2016
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed to the International Programme Committee of Evidence Based Library and Information practice 2017 (EBLIP9)

Demographic data of UK information professions from CSI/ERI Workforce Mapping project released

29 June 2016
Demographic data of UK information professions from CSI/ERI Workforce Mapping project released

Centre for Social Informatics contribution at #CoLIS9

26 June 2016
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to Conceptions of Library and Information Science 9 in Uppsala, Sweden on 27th June 2016.

Dr Brian Detlor appointed Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University

22 June 2016
Dr Brian Detlor of McMaster University, Canada has been appointed as Visiting Professor to the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. This appointment formalises Brian’s long-standing rel...

Centre for Social Informatics contribution to iDocQ 2016

22 June 2016
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics made a number of contributions at iDocQ 2016 in Glasgow on 23rd June 2016.

New Centre for Social Informatics publications in special issue of Journal of Information Science

17 May 2016
New Centre for Social Informatics publications in special issue of Journal of Information Science

Hazel Hall is interviewed by Science in Australia Gender Equity

4 May 2016
Hazel Hall is interviewed by Science in Australia Gender Equity

Hazel Hall nominated for election as Director-at-large for the Association for Information Science and Technology

2 May 2016
Hazel Hall nominated for election as Director-at-large for the Association for Information Science and Technology