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School Research and Innovation Officer
Lecturer and Programme leader; BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
Alistair, D. (2016). News night - Interview
No abstract available.
Buchanan, W. J. (2014, January). Creating engaging and stimulating Web based material. Presented at LTT 2014, Holyrood, Edinburgh
This presentation outlines the collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Publishing
Hall, H. (2012, July). DREaM past, present and future. Presented at The DREaM project concluding conference (DREam event 5), British Library Conference Centre, London
Presentation slides can be viewed from slideshare - https://www.slideshare.net/LISResearch/dream-5-dream-past-present-and-future
Scottish Funding Council
This IIDI project, led by Alistair Lawson, relates to Flummix's use of magic as the vehicle to pioneer new learning experiences that are in line with the curriculum for excellence, relevant, have real...
An integrated, innovative Web site which supports a range of books for schools.
The main outcome is a novel bird observation and tracking system with integrated maps, and which runs on mobile devices.
0131 455 2723
+44 7594 818718
Professor of Information Policy
Senior Research Fellow
2484,0131 651 4884
Hall, H. (2010, December). A co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research: an update from the LIS Research Coalition. Presented at Online 2010, Olympia, London
Presentation slides available to view from slideshare - https://www.slideshare.net/LISResearch/a-coordinated-and-strategic-approach-to-library-and-information-science-research...
Ryan, F. V. C. Reputation management in a digital world: The role of online information in the building, management, and evaluation of personal reputations. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2090098
This work is concerned with the role of online information in the building, management, and evaluation of personal reputations. The main contributions of the research relate t...
Komninos, N., Kakderi, C., Panori, A., Garcia, E., Reid, A., Cvijanović, V., …Mora, L. (2018). Intelligence and co-creation in smart specialisation strategies: towards the next stage of RIS3. European Commission
The white paper on “Intelligence and Co-creation in Smart Specialisation Strategies” outlines some key conclusions from the Online S3 project, funded under the Horizon 2020 pr...
Komninos, N., Panori, A., Kakderi, C., Reid, A., Cvijanović, V., Roman, M., …Badii, L. (2018). Online S3 D2.3 - Online S3 mechanism for knowledge-based policy advice. European Commission
Telford, D. Journeys to the Edge: Exploring the Dimensions of Tacit Knowledge Sharing in Communities of Practice. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1248966
Tacit knowledge sharing has featured strongly in knowledge management literature in the last two decades. Knowledge management is an essential component attributed to underpin...
Thuemmler, C. (2017). Health and Sport Committee: Technology and Innovation in Health and Social Care. Edinburgh: Scottish Government
No abstract available
Blake, J. (2017). The creative Industries: recasting Scotland's relationship with Europe. Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh
This article analyses the likely impact that Brexit will have on the creative industries in Scotland. The study focuses on three main areas: the movement of people, Creative ...
Deakin, M., Reid, A., & Mora, L. (2017). Online S3 D2.2 - Open consultation and workshops: specifications from the users. European Commission
No abstract available.
Report produced in the framework of the Horizon 2020 research project Online S3 (ONLINE Platform for Smart Specialisation Policy Advice)
Dutton, M., Robert, R., & Graham, H. (2017). Workforce Resilience - Initial Research. Skills Development Scotland
Hall, H., Irving, C., Ryan, B., Raeside, R., Dutton, M., & Chen, T. (2016). A study of the UK Information Workforce. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
In 2014, CILIP and the Archives Records Association (UK & Ireland) (ARA) commissioned Edinburgh Napier University to undertake major research to map the workforce across the L...
Thuemmler, C. (2016). 5G empowering vertical industries. Brussels: European Commission
Supported by the 5G empowering vertical industries With 5G, networks will be transformed into intelligent orchestration platforms. By cementing strong relationships between ve...
Ryan, B. & Cruickshank, P. (2016). Digital engagement workshops for Community Councils and Registered Tenant Organisations. Scotland: Scottish Government
In October and November 2015 Edinburgh Napier University (Napier) hosted a series of workshops on digital engagement for Community Councillors and representatives of Registere...
Scottish Woodlands Ltd is Scotland's leading independent full-service forest management company. It is also the second largest operator in the UK, with a network of 17 offices operating throughout Sco...
UrbanIxD (urban interaction design) is a 2 year European project that will build a research network around the domain of data-rich urban environments, focusing on human activities, experiences and beh...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
InGSoc (Informing the Good Society: New Directions in Information Policy) is a three-year project, funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council standard grant. The project, whose common thread is...
IIDI and K2L are working together on a project supported under the SFC innovation Voucher scheme. This project is led by Alistair Lawson of CDCS, and builds on his language learning related research ...
We carried out prototype development support by research to demonstrate the potential of use of social network data on customers, their interests and relationships to provide an enhanced service.
IIDI and TFI Enterprises Ltd are proud and excited to be working on a project funded by the SFC Innovation Voucher scheme.
The aim of this project is to develop a global video- interpreting...
This project has resulted in a spin-out company which was incorporated on 17 January 2014. It has also generated a patent related to BDDs (Binary decision Diagrams).
Library & information Science Research Coalition
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...
The Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OCSIA) estimates that the cost of cybercrime to businesses, in the UK alone, is over £21 billion per annum. This project focuses on the real-time ...
Sporting Chance Initiative
IIDI has been successful in obtaining funding for a new collaborative project with Tweetsport Ltd supported by Sporting Chance Initiative. Tweetsport uses data from official player and pundit account...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Dr Alistair Duff visited the Lippmann Papers (Walter Lippman’s personal archives and associated materials) at Yale University in autumn 2011.
Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), although not enjoying a cur...
A prototype was successfully developed showing proof of concept of the idea. See the Case study for more details.
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...
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...
29 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.
26 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.
22 June 2016
16:00-17:00 in room C44, Merchiston Campus
6 November 2019
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