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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Unpublished report of the TFPL Maximising Value from Communities (MVC) Learning Consortium.
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...
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 ...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
This AHRC-funded project aimed to develop a formal UK-wide network of Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers. A key goal of the project was to build capacity and capability in the develop...
The broad mission of the LIS Research Coalition was to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK.
Professor Hazel Hall, Director of the Centre for Social Infor...
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Professor of Information Policy
Senior Research Fellow
Gibson, L., Templeton, J. & ennis, L. (2017, August). Are we there yet? Well...not quite. Poster presented at Repository Fringe 2017, Edinburgh, Scotland
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, RGU, Aberdeen
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...
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, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
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. & 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 ...
The Air Iomlaid (On Exchange) project was conceived by artist Julie Brook and Johnny Gailey, Programme Manager for Children and Young People for The Fruitmarket Gallery.
Alistair Lawson from Centr...
The EuroPetition project piloted the implementation of a trans-European Local Authority service providing distributed citizen engagement and interaction with the European Parliament’s PETI Petitions C...
HUWY explored ways for the Internet to support young people’s involvement in decision-making and piloted a model of distributed discussions, which could be used by people of various ages, focused on a...
Economic and Social Research Council
This one day event brought people and organisations together from across Scotland. At the workshop, presentations and group activities enabled participants to share knowledge about current and future ...
Social computing tools for collaboration in work environments.
This study set out to establish the main risks and opportunities of the adoption of social computing tools within organizations for colla...
The Aim of this IIDI project led by Alistair Lawson is to develop a prototype software for data gathering at geographical locations that feeds into an online directory of shops and services for towns ...
This IIDI project led by Alistair Lawson is a requirements analysis for a system to assist with the creation, management, and delivery (via pdf, web, etc.) of Gaelic Language Learning materials
The project finished on 31/06/11 and was evaluated as "Excellent: the project has fully achieved its objectives and technical goals for the period and has even exceeded expectations"
The reviewers co...
Taigh na Teud is the largest sheet music publishers of traditional Scottish music in Scotland, with books widely used for educational purposes in schools, colleges and workshops. The company operates ...
WEB.DEP aimed to support the renewal of democracy in the Balkans, as the countries came out of a difficult period and began the process of joining the EU.
To support a culture of transparency and par...
To develop an automated personalisation and versioning system for the delivery of internet based, mass customisation printing services.
The eRepresentative package is a virtual desktop for elected representatives. It enables them to continue their legislative and policy work anytime and from anywhere with secure access to relevant and...
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 vari...
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
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
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