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Webster, G., Pawluczuk, A., Smith, C., & Hall, H. (2019). The Social Impact of Digital Youth Work: What Are We Looking For?. Media and Communication, 7(2), 59-68. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v7i2.1907
Digital youth work is an emerging field of research and practice which seeks to investigate and support youth-centred digital literacy initiatives. Whilst digital youth work p...
Appleton, L., Hall, H., Duff, A., & Raeside, R. (2018). UK public library roles and value: a focus group analysis. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 50(3), (275-283). ISSN 0961-0006
Findings from a study of the advantages and disadvantages accrued by individuals from their public library use, and the impact of this on citizenship at individual and communi...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen democratic engagement. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 096100061876996. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618769966
The purpose of the research was to investigate the practices of elected, yet unpaid, community councillors in Scotland as they exploit information channels for democratic enga...
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...
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...
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...
Senior Research Fellow
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Long-term community development within a researcher network: a social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre. Journal of Documentation, 74(4), 844-861. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-05-2017-0069
Purpose Results are reported from a study that investigated the extent to which an intervention to develop a community of library and information science researchers – the Dev...
Rasmussen, L. & Hall, H. (2016). The adoption process in management Innovation: a Knowledge Management case study. Journal of Information Science. 42(3), 356-368. doi:10.1177/0165551515625032. ISSN 0165-5515
is based on the findings of a study that explores and discusses in depth a Knowledge Management programme that was introduced within a large distributed public sector agency i...
Killick, L., Hall, H., Duff, A., & Deakin, M. (2016). The census as an information source in public policy-making. Journal of Information Science, 42(3), 386-395. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551516628471
This paper provides an assessment of the value of national population censuses as information sources with specific reference to
UK census data and its use in policy-making. M...
Jarman, D., Theodoraki, E., Hall, H., & Ali-Knight, J. (2014). Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 5(3), (311-322). doi:10.1108/ijefm-11-2013-0034. ISSN 1758-2954
Social network analysis (SNA) is an under-utilised framework for research into festivals and events. This paper reflects upon the history of SNA, and explores its key concepts...
Auernhammer, J. M., & Hall, H. (2014). Organizational culture in knowledge creation, creativity and innovation: Towards the Freiraum model. Journal of Information Science, 40(2), 154-166. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551513508356
This paper draws on findings from an in-depth case study of practices related to the meeting of organisational goals pertinent to knowledge creation, creativity and innovation...
Cooke, L., & Hall, H. (2013). Facets of DREaM: a social network analysis exploring network development in the UK LIS research community. Journal of Documentation, 69(6), 786-806. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-09-2012-0124
Purpose: This paper reviews the value of Social Network Analysis (SNA) as a method appropriate to LIS research. SNA is used to investigate the effectiveness of a framework of ...
Atton, C. (2012). Foreword: Local Journalism, Radical Reporting and the Everyday. In T. Harcup (Ed.), Alternative journalism, alternative voices, xi-xvi. Routledge
Irving, C. (2012). Engaging and influencing policy and the curriculum – the Scottish Information Literacy Project experience. In C. Rankin, & A. Brock (Eds.), Library services for children and young people: Challenges and opportunities in the digital age, 49-63. Facet
Library and information science (LIS) professionals support learning and teaching in a variety of ways, and this chapter focuses on information literacy (IL) and the key messa...
Hall, H. & Oppenheim, C. (2012). The possible DREaM: developing LIS research excellence. CILIP Update. , 32-34. ISSN 2046-0406
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Crawford, J. & Irving, C. (2012). Information literacy in employability training: The experience of Inverclyde Libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. 44, 79-89. doi:10.1177/0961000611436096. ISSN 0961-0006
The study is an evaluation of an employability training programme provided by Inverclyde Libraries in West Central Scotland and the role of information literacy within the tra...
Hall, H. (2011). Book review of "The critical assessment of research: traditional and new methods of evaluation". Library & Information Science Research. 33(3), 256. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2011.04.002. ISSN 0740-8188
Lumsden, J., Hall, H. & Cruickshank, P. (2011). Ontology definition and construction, and epistemological adequacy for systems interoperability: a practitioner analysis. Journal of Information Science. 37(3), 246-253. doi:10.1177/0165551511401804. ISSN 0165-5515
Ontology development is considered to be a useful approach to the design and implementation of interoperable systems. This literature review and commentary examines the curren...
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...
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...
Royal Academy of Engineering
The role of the intranet in knowledge sharing.
Primary research investigated in depth a single, maturing intranet in a large, distributed organisation. The qualitative approach that was adopted genera...
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 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
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
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed Docent of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University
21 February 2017
Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus
2 May 2018
21 June 2017