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Senior Research Fellow
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H. & Taylor-Smith, E. (2011). Enhancing the impact of LIS research projects. Edinburgh: Research Information Network
This report covers extent to which funded research projects in the domain of library and information science (LIS) influence practice in the UK. It focuses particularly on ide...
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H. & Taylor-Smith, E. (2012, May). Realising the value of RiLIES: the research in librarianship impact evaluation study. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
In 2011 researchers at Edinburgh Napier University, supported by the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition, investigated the extent to which funded research pr...
Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, C. F. (2018). Investigating the online and offline contexts of day-to-day democracy as participation spaces. Information, Communication and Society, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118x.2018.1469656
Citizen-led participation in democracy is explored through studying the online and offline spaces where people work together to influence those in power and improve their comm...
Library & information Science Research Coalition
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 ...
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C. F., & Smyth, M. (2018). Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes. In SMSociety '18 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society, 178-186. https://doi.org/10.1145/3217804.3217910
In a UK city, various crocheted protest banners have appeared, containing political statements concerning planned developments in their locations. Photos of these banners are ...
Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, C. (2016). Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces. In SMSociety '16 Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Societydoi:10.1145/2930971.2930974
This paper focuses on the importance of non-public social media spaces in contemporary democratic participation at the grassroots level, based on case studies of citizen-led, ...
Masters, Z., Masters, Z., Macintosh, A., & Smith, E. (2003). Young People and e-Democracy: Creating a Culture of Participation. In R. Traunmuller (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Electronic Government, 15-22. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30078-6_3
Research originally suggested that new technologies, particularly the Internet, provided a useful mechanism for engaging young people - an otherwise largely disenfranchised gr...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith delivered a presentation at Social Media and Society 2016 in London on 13th July 2016.
12 July 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.
22 June 2016
Core44, Room C44 Merchiston
29 November 2017
Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh.
14 August 2016