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Hall, H., Golzari, S., Blaswick, B. & Goody, M. (2008). Opportunity and risk in social computing environments. United Kingdom: TFPL
This report discusses the main findings of a pilot study that set out to establish the main risks and opportunities of the adoption of social computing tools within organizati...
Hall, H., Irving, C. & Cruickshank, P. (2012). Training provision for the library, information and knowledge sector. United Kingdom: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Ward, S. & Hall, H. (2006). Maximising value from communities. United Kingdom: TFPL
Unpublished report of the TFPL Maximising Value from Communities (MVC) Learning Consortium.
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
As social media use by older people increases, along with an increased rate of dementia diagnoses, the management or oversight of social networking sites by carers is likely to increase. This research...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
1st event: a speaker for the Cyber Security Conference (Critical Infrastructure Protection) (200 words):
Industrial Control Systems(ICS) are widely used in critical infrastructure such as nuclear pow...
Scottish Funding Council
Walks and Waterfalls is a multi-channel interactive project intended to design and roadmap a blended experience between a fine art photography book, a mobile augmented reality app and physical locatio...
School Research and Innovation Officer
+44 7594 818718
Lecturer and Programme leader; BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
Professor of Information Policy
Senior Research Fellow
2484,0131 651 4884
Pawluczuk, A., Smith, C., Webster, G., & Hall, H. (2018, March). Social impact evaluations of digital youth work: tensions between vision and reality. Paper presented at Transmedia Literacy International Conference, Barcelona, Spain
Purpose: This paper presents empirical research, which explores the ways digital youth workers perceive, and evaluate, the social impact of their work. There is currently a re...
Gibson, L., Templeton, J., & Ennis, L. (2017, August). Are we there yet? Well...not quite. Poster presented at Repository Fringe 2017
See attached file.
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...
Pawluczuk, A., Hall, H., Smith, C. F. & Webster, G. (2017, June). Youth digital participation: measuring social impact. Paper presented at i3 - information: interactions and impact, Aberdeen, Scotland
The concept of ‘youth participation’ has developed since the early 2000s in a time during which young people's everyday lives have become more heavily influence...
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...
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...
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...
Heenan, R., & Moradpoor, N. (2016, May). Introduction to Security Onion. Paper presented at Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) symposium, Edinburgh
Security Onion is a Network Security Manager (NSM) platform that provides multiple Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) including Host IDS (HIDS) and Network IDS (NIDS). Many typ...
Smith, S., & Phillips, I. (2015, October). The future of professionalising informatics: a university education perspective. Paper presented at 11th European Computer Science Summit, Vienna
In March 2015, the Shadbolt Review group was established in the UK to review course accreditation of computer science university courses. The Council of Professors and Heads o...
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...
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 ...
Digital Health Institute
This work will provide proof-of-concept infrastructures and which will be used to create an ecosystem for strong use cases, and thus attract new funding for the building of new health and social care ...
This is a small project to initiate an engagement following an unsuccessful application for a larger Data Lab project.
Trisent’s core technology is called the Personal Context Management System (PCM...
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...
Dovecot and the ENU team are exploring innovative digital solution for visitors to experience the work of weavers without disturbing the concentrated work required for tapestry weaving. With the creat...
'EverythingPast' is a global project that will link together and make accessible public, private and personal archive through a unique map-led interface. The website will create an unprecedented multi...
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...
To create the ability in Payfont to research and deliver, using Universal Design principles and processes based on BS8878, the optimal secure user experience (UX) in secure transactions
Communities and Culture Network + (Hosted by University of Leeds)
A Community of Practice was found supporting the digital engagement practitioners in the neighbouring CCs, and that this is situated within a context of interested non-practitioners who share knowledg...
A web-based platform digitising LPT's processes was delivered and is now being commercialised by LPT.
Due to a change in business focus by the client, some anticipated material was not available to the university and so the project was shortened (by 30%) and realigned. A Report was delivered containin...
Fencing Fun Ltd want to develop a digital platform and interactive way to enhance the existing paper log book developed by Fencing Fun. This will illustrate the blade and footwork skills required, al...
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...
Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. This research proposes an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to pro...
Augmented Reality (AR) aims to extend the physical world through virtual content. To perform such addition in an unnoticeable way, a variety of technical constraints need to be su...
A revolt is needed to protect our privacy, leading professor claims
Professor Alistair Duff insists the rise of technology such as facial recognition (FRT), CCTV and smart devices is robb...
5 October 2019
Prof Al Duff appeared as an expert witness before the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee. Testifying on behalf of privacy pressure group NO2ID Edinburgh, he answered MSP question about the bill f...
30 September 2019
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
SACI professor of information policy Alistair Duff was invited onto the afternoon panel at the annual Freedom of Information Conference run by Holyrood events. The other panellists were Alastair Brian...
6 December 2017
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
Neil Urquhart was awarded the Best Contribution to Information Society research theme award at the University Research Conference. Dr Urquhart has applied Artificial Intelligence methods based on evol...
23 July 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
3.30pm in Merchiston B2
6 December 2018
Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh
23 November 2018 - 24 November 2018
Room G20, Merchiston
24 October 2018
14:00 in CORE44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
19 June 2018
CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
16 May 2018
11:00, Room G19, Merchiston
10 May 2018
11:00, Room H10 Merchiston Campus
3 May 2018
Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus
2 May 2018
15:00 in Core44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
24 April 2018
Core44, Room C44, Merchiston Campus
14 March 2018
The National Archives, Kew.
9 March 2018
Core44, Room C44 Merchiston
29 November 2017
Room G2, Merchiston Campus
28 November 2017
24 October 2017
Core 44, Room C44 Merchiston Campus
10 October 2017