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Ryan, B. & Cruickshank, P. (2016). Digital engagement workshop for community councils: Glasgow 2016 report
This report covers a workshop on digital engagement for Community Councils supported by the School of Computing's public engagement fund. It was held in Glasgow on 22 March ...
Hall, H., Raeside, R., Chen, T., Dutton, M., Irving, C., & Ryan, B. (2015). Mapping the library, archives, records, information and knowledge management and related professions in the United Kingdom: final report. Chartered Institute of Library and Informaiton Professionals and Archives and Records Association ARA
Unpublished research report. (2015)
Hall, H., Cruickhsank, P. & Ryan, B. (2016). Information literacy for democratic engagement (IL-DEM). Scotland: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Between October and December 2016 a team from the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University investigated the information practices of community councillors ...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
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...
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Hall, H. (2017, June). Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement. Paper presented at i3: Information: Interactions and impact
This extended abstract presents results of an investigation of the practices of community representatives (in this case: Community Councillors in Scotland) in exploiting infor...
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...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen democratic engagement. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 096100061876996. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618769966
The purpose of the research was to investigate the practices of elected, yet unpaid, community councillors in Scotland as they exploit information channels for democratic enga...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Long-term community development within a researcher network: a social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre. Journal of Documentation, 74(4), 844-861. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-05-2017-0069
Purpose Results are reported from a study that investigated the extent to which an intervention to develop a community of library and information science researchers – the Dev...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Exploring Information Literacy Through the Lens of Activity Theory. In Communications in Computer and Information Science; Information Literacy in the Workplace, 803-812. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74334-9_81
Activity Theory (AT) is presented as a framework for explaining Information Literacy (IL) as a technologically mediated social practice. This is achieved in the context of a s...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (2017). Community Councillors survey data for IL-DEM project November -December 2016. doi:10.17869/ENU.2017.682227
Results of online survey of Community Councillors around Scotland. Most questions were around their use of information skills, for a project around information literacy in com...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (2017). Community Council Liaison Officer questionnaire data for IL-DEM project November - December 2016. doi:10.17869/ENU.2017.682243
Results of questionnaire emailed to all Community Council Liaison Officers (1) in Scotland. Questions were around their Community Councils' use of information skills, for a pr...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (2016). Interviews with Community Councillors for IL-DEm project November - December 2016. doi:10.17869/ENU.2017.682133
Transcripts of semi-structured interviews with 19 Community Councillors from around Scotland. Most questions were around their use of information skills, for a project around ...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (2016). Librarian Questionnaire data for IL-DEM project November - December 2016. doi:10.17869/ENU.2017.682093
Results of questionnaire emailed to senior public librarians in Scotland. Questions were around their support of Community Councils including support and training of Community...
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.
15 February 2018
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in St Malo, France, in September 2017.
19 September 2017
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics presented nine papers at Information: interactions and impact (i3) in June 2017.
26 June 2017
Researchers in the Centre for Social Informatics have released findings of the Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM) project.
19 March 2017
Demographic data of UK information professions from CSI/ERI Workforce Mapping project released
29 June 2016
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) have published a series of 24 fact sheets on the basis of the findings of the Wo...
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10 July 2018