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Professor of Data Science and Intelligent Systems
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...
Richter, T., Muir, L., Flint, T., Hall, H. & Smith, C. (2017, June). Getting unstuck: Information problem solving in high school STEM students and evidence of metacognitive knowledge. Paper presented at i3- information: interactions and impact, Aberdeen, Scotland
This presentation reports the initial findings from an ongoing empirical study which aims to evaluate how students seek, use, and think about information when they encounter p...
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...
University of London
This event is a rare opportunity to find out more about a musical instrument that was worth £100,000 in the 1980s when it was used in the making of records by Afrika Bambaataa, Kate Bush, and Frankie ...
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...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Eye-tracking is an increasingly popular technique in which user’s eye movements are captured by a computer system, allowing it to ascertain where the user is looking in a display or visual scene (fixa...
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Professor of Information Policy
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Urban Innovation Dynamics
Harkins, P. (2017, March). 'The Rest is History': Writing a History of Music Technologies and their Users. Presented at Burgundy School of Business Research Seminar, University of Burgundy, Dijon
The socio-musical practice of sampling is closely associated with the re-use of pre-existing sound recordings and the technological processes of looping. These practices, base...
Hall, H. (2017, March). Perspectives, people and projects: social informatics research at Edinburgh Napier University. Paper presented at LETCIC symposium, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Invited presentation. More information can be found on Hazel's website - https://hazelhall.org/2017/03/12/perspectives-people-and-projects-social-informatics-research-at-edinb...
Hall, H. (2016, October). Information professionals: strong, influential and effective – what we know, and what next?. Presented at Internet Librarian International, London
Closing keynote presentation.
Slides from the presentaton can be found on slideshare - https://www.slideshare.net/HazelHall/internet-librarian-international-2016-closing-ple...
Hall, H. (2016, October). Watching the workers: researching information behaviours in, and for, workplace environments. Presented at Information behavior in workplaces: Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Annual Symposium on Information Needs Seeking and Use 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
Presentation slides can be found on Slideshare - https://www.slideshare.net/HazelHall/info-behaviour-workplacesasist2016sigusekeynote
No abstract available.
Vasantha, G., Wodehouse, A., Corney, J., Maclachlan, R., & Jagadeesan, A. (2016, June). Industrial challenges in patent management and crowdsourcing patent landscapes for engineering design innovation. Paper presented at 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference
Innovation is critical to sustain in prevailing competitive business environments. Industries need effective innovation strategies in-practice to develop and deliver novel pro...
Appleton, L., Hall, H., Duff, A. & Raeside, R. (2015, July). How do public libraries demonstrate their impact upon citizenship development in the UK? : results of a focus group methodology. Paper presented at 11th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Management in Libraries and Information Services, Edinburgh
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. (Varheim, 2007)...
Forrest, E. & Hall, H. (2015, June). Blipfoto: a new return to the beginning of photography. Paper presented at International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference 2015, Tinos, Greece
‘What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end, is to make a beginning . The end is where we start from” TS Eliot, Little Gidding If, on TS Eliot’s suggestio...
Killick, L., Deakin, M., Duff, A. & Hall, H. (2015, June). The role of the census in public policy-making: information practices of policy makers. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact 2015, Aberdeen, Scotland
No abstract available.
Mowbray, J., Hall, H. & Raeside, R. (2015, June). Could social networking online help NEET young people gain employment?. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
This paper first explores the literature pertaining to social networking in both off-line and online environments, and places it within the context of the study of employment ...
Irving, C., Hall, H. & Brettle, A. (2015, June). How can information literacy be modelled from a lifelong learning perspective?. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
Traditionally much research into information literacy has focused on one area: it prioritises investigations into the information literacy skills of those in education. Provis...
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2015, June). Assessing the available and accessible evidence: how personal reputations are determined and managed online. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015
This paper is concerned with how online information contributes to the determination of personal reputations. The term “personal reputation” in this context means the reputati...
Mowbray, J. & Hall, H. (2015, June). The impact of community grassroots campaigns on public library closures in the UK. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
This paper draws on the findings of a 2014 research project related to recent UK public library closures, both threatened and actual. It reports on grassroots community librar...
Scottish Funding Council
Develop a bespoke system for managing defined client data including charitable clients in Scotland for TC Young.
The project will examine the manner in which a scheduling/timetabling system can be enhanced by having classifying users into types and then using problem templates matched to type to guide the user.
Arts & Humanities Research Council
The feeling of being immersed within a live performance by an ensemble of world class musicians can be a deeply engaging and highly valued cultural experience for audiences as well as for the performe...
Develop a prototype for an interactive data-driven website to address the unique challenges of managing numerous archaeological services projects across diverse sites in Scotland.
Society for Research into Higher Education
The overarching aim of this study is to investigate how universities are preparing IT students for the global labour market. The focus of this study is entrepreneurship which is now given high priorit...
The development of enhanced data analytics capabilities to enable the modelling, analysis and presentation of complex data to improve Group Internal Audit’s assessment and insight into business risks ...
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
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...
When purchasing business insurance, a customer often completes forms each year to fulfil legal disclosure requirements and receive a ‘quote’. Internet services, such as comparison sites, have enabled ...
Analysis of transactional data provided by real time cloud based ordering systems linked within the food supply chain which targets Foodservice sector
University of Aberdeen
Portrait is a software tool developed to help care staff get to know personal and social information about clients that live in residential care facilities. The Portrait system consists of a biography...
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The application generates transaction based sales data and re-ordering data fr...
Economic and Social Research Council
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...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
The Scottish Government and supporting bodies have recognised the importance of innovation for organis...
The Association for Information Science and Technology announced Professor Hazel Hall as the winner of the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award.
11 July 2019
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
Professor Hazel Hall has won the SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017
12 January 2018
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...
26 November 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.
30 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...
18 October 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the the ESRC ‘Ways of being in a digital age’ project review conference in October 2017.
9 October 2017
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
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Knowledge Management 2017 in Barcelona, Spain in September 2017.
7 September 2017
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins has won a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
10 July 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
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins has been appointed to the team of copy-editors for Information Research, one of the longest-established open access journals in the field of I...
22 May 2017
Professor Hazel Hall was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh at a ceremony on Monday 15th May.
17 May 2017
Researchers in the Centre for Social Informatics have released findings of the Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM) project.
19 March 2017
Professor Hazel Hall is the guest of the University of São Paulo, Brazil in the week beginning 13th March 2017.
13 March 2017
16:00 in CoRe44 (room C44) Merchiston Campus
31 October 2018
Room 1/10, Craiglockhart Campus
10 July 2018
14:00 in CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
13 June 2018
15 May 2018
Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus
2 May 2018
16:00 in Core44, room C44, Merchiston campus
1 May 2018
11:00, CORE44, room C44 Mechiston Campus
26 April 2018
CORE 44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
21 March 2018
CORE44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
7 February 2018
Room G2, Merchiston Campus
28 November 2017
21 June 2017
Core44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
22 March 2017
B32, Merchiston campus
28 June 2016
18 June 2016
1 June 2016